ABC 7: Local Muslim Leaders Respond to bin Laden’s Death

CIOGC held a press conference to express relief at bin Laden’s death, as well as encourage a new chapter of openness and understanding.

“Osama bin Laden was a messenger of hate.  An ideologue who distorted religion for political purposes,” said Mazen Asbahi of CIOGC.

“We are optimistic; we are looking forward to a better day in which we can cooperate together for justice,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.