Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Breaking News! Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan,according to White House officials.

However, it's hard to tell whether the war on terrorism will get harder or easier. Is chopping off the head (of Al Qaeda) effective or will he become a martyr thereby strengthening his followers? We must remain vigilant, as Al Qaeda may try to retaliate.

"The death of Mr. Bin Laden is a defining moment in the American-led war on terrorism. What remains to be seen is whether the death of the leader of Al Qaeda galvanizes his followers by turning him into a martyr, or whether it serves as a turning of the page in the war in Afghanistan and gives further impetus to the Obama administration to bring American troops home."

Writing Assignment
Write an essay addressing any of the following questions. How do you feel about this news? Do you think Al Qaeda and other followers of Bin Laden will be weakened by this, or will Bin Laden become a martyr strengthening the devotion of his followers? How will this news affect the U.S.? The Middle East? The world?

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