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Osama Bin Laden dead: 'End of a dark era in U.S.-Muslim relations'

May 1, 2011 | 11:06 pm

The president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles said Sunday night that the death of Osama bin Laden “represents the beginning of the end of a dark era in U.S.-Muslim relations.”

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“And hopefully it ushers in a new era of hope and democracy in dealing with the grievances of Muslim people throughout the world without resorting to political violence,” said Salam Al-Marayati. “Bin Laden has been sitting on an empty throne of self-righteousness while sending young people to their deaths.”

“This creates a rising tide of freedom and an enormous opening in terms of working with leaders throughout the Muslim world.”


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