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The Michael Moore- the controversial filmmaker, made critical comments of the apparent decision to kill Osama bin Laden. The decision to kill Osama is endorsed virtually by all Muslims of America, and by all others. They accepted whatever Osama fared as the legitimate result of what he did in the killings of the innocent people. Yet the following excerpt from Moore’s commentary that is given below comes to them as a total surprise where he is faulting Americans ar large. It is highlighted under “Be American, be proud” .This is to recognize the highest level of spirituality  that it displays which is  associated typically with high religions : Christianity, Islam ( hard to believe  because of its distorted form in which  West is presently encountering so called Islam), Judaism and others.  Moore is not speaking as a religious leader but as a regular American who believes in the freedom of expression and shows the courage to  practice it and has the tenacity to speak the truth when the dominant part of America has forgotten to practice it and has been overtaken by the crowd psychology and is caught in the  fever of anger and hate-  entirely understandable. What makes this so  admirable and part of high American ideals is not so much that there are considerable number of other Americans as well to be found like Moore but the fact that the entire America heard Moore and let him speak his mind and left him alone without causing him any trouble. That is unique, that is America.  We  Muslims want to be American and feel proud to be American ( Note by M.Akhtar)

Moore made the following points which are listed very briefly

1. It’s one thing to be happy that a criminal has been captured and dealt with. It’s another thing to throw a kegger celebrating his death at the site where the remains of his victims are still occasionally found. Is that who we are? Is that what Jesus would do?

2. There was no blood lust euphoria on the day Timothy McVeigh was executed. We were silent. The families of the Oklahoma City dead were silent, relieved. What is the difference between McVeigh and bin Laden, other than the number they slaughtered? I wonder.

3. [T]he Taliban are Afghan citizens, not an invading force, and, for better or worse, they seem to enjoy the support of many of the common people throughout Afghanistan.
4. I hire only ex-SEALs and ex-Special Forces guys to handle my own security (I’ll let you pause a moment to appreciate that irony).

5. I know a lot of people see no need for a trial for these bad guys (just hang ‘em from the nearest tree!), and think trials are for sissies. “They’re guilty, off with their heads!” Well, you see, that is the exact description of the Taliban/al Qaeda/Nazi justice system.

6. [Osama] was a multimillionaire crime boss (using religion as his cover)[.] … He had people killed under the guise of religion, and not many in the media bothered to explain that every time Osama referenced Islam, he wasn’t really quoting Islam. Just because Osama said he was a “Muslim” didn’t make it so.

7. Yet, we began to fear Muslims and round them up.

8. We profiled people from Muslim nations at airports. We didn’t profile multi-millionaires (in fact, they now have their own fast-track line to easily get through security, an oddity considering every murderer on 9/11 flew in first class).
9. We did exactly what bin Laden said he wanted us to do: Give up our freedoms (like the freedom to be assumed innocent until proven guilty), engage our military in Muslim countries so that we will be hated by Muslims, and wipe ourselves out financially in doing so.

10. A killer of 4,000 (counting the African embassies and USS Cole bombings) got double-tapped in his pajamas. Assuming it was possible to take him alive, I think his victims, the future, and the restoration of the American Way deserved better. That’s all I’m saying.

(Moore’s commentary was not only criticized by Conservatives, but was also condemned by more Liberal Obama supporters, as was evidenced in commentary by MSNBC’s Ed Shultz)

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