The news of the death of Osama bin Laden sparked celebrations across the nation. Many came out to mark this important and significant achievement, as they were reminded of the pain and suffering they suffered under the hands of this horrific man. Amidst celebrations, many Americans warned against relenting in the fight against terrorism. As expected, authorities across the nations rushed to heighten security following the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden. The threat of a terroristic attack is imminent, as al-Qaeda scramble to hit back, to avenge his death.
However, it is important to realize that the terroristic network might immediately hit back, or as well hold back enough, to allow the American authorities ease up security across the nation. It is therefore important for Americans across the world to be vigilant, for the long haul. It is also necessary to realize that, the death of Osama Bin Laden will definitely inspire the birth of other smaller terroristic cells across the world that can easily operate under the radar. The thought another attack on Americans is even more worrying than ever before, following these developments.
Fortunately, during the raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound, the Navy Seal managed to cease documents and computer storage devices. Hopefully, this will provide intelligence to further weaken and dismantle the al-Qaeda network. The authorities are currently determining the impact of this success on the fight against terrorism, although not much change is expected to emerge. With al-Qaeda number one gone, it is possible that with time, his position will be taken up, and this will definitely shape the next course on the decade long fight against terrorism.
It is also important to handle the developments after Osama’s death with a lot of sensitivity, to avoid anti ‘” American sentiments across the Muslim world. It is certainly impossible to stop some of Bin Laden’s followers and enthusiasts from protesting the killing of their leader, but we can minimize the impact by sending the right message to the Muslim world, that terrorism is universal and does not respect religious affiliations. That the Muslim world should have more reasons to celebrate this achievement, as Osama Bin Laden was not their representative, and he killed many more Muslims than Americans. That, by his death, the world, including the Muslims world is a better and a safer place for peace loving people. The Muslim nations should therefore join the USA and its allies in the fight against terrorism and restricting those nations that appear to support terroristic organizations, such as Iran and North Korea. With unity, terrorism will be a thing of the past, and all humans can finally live to fulfill their dreams.