Religion, Wars, and the 21st Century
Human beings often seek to offer even their totality for an inspiring or necessary cause, especially for God’s sake. Upon reading of the Bin Laden termination—most of its fuller, more accurate accounts emerging months later—I mused aloud that maybe indeed, Bhagavad-gita isn’t so unusual after all.
The Difficulty of Dharma
In the midst of many celebrating the demise of Osama bin Laden, there has been an ongoing debate at the Hindu American Foundation around whether it is right to rejoice over the death of another, even one as “evil” as bin Laden. A core Hindu belief is that of a non-violence, which is closely linked with another key concept that the Divine resides in all living beings.
Is The World A Safer Place Without Osama Bin Laden?
Is the world a safer place without Osama Bin Laden? I don`t think so. He is definitely a symbol of mindless violence, extremism, and terror, but at the same time, he is something else -- the symbol of the worlds karma. Although he as a vehicle is removed, but there will be someone else to replace him.
Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years
In the months leading up to Osama bin Laden’s death, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al Qaeda leader. Among the six predominantly Muslim nations recently surveyed, bin Laden received his highest level of support among Muslims in the Palestinian territories.