Muslim Americans react to the death of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Muslim Americans were among those that gathered in many American cities in reponse to the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.

The news of Bin Laden’s death drew large, celebratory crowds in some major American cities. It was a patriotic moment that gathered thousands across the country of all colors, stripes and religious backgrounds. Among them were many Muslim Americans, who for more than a decade have faced hard times.

For local reaction to the news of bin Laden, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Ahlam Jbara, associate director of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.