Al Qaeda http://michiganradio.org en Mike Rogers praises work of U.S. intelligence agencies in death of Osama bin Laden http://michiganradio.org/post/mike-rogers-praises-work-us-intelligence-agencies-death-osama-bin-laden <p><a href="http://www.mikerogers.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=238831">Brighton congressman Mike Rogers</a> says the death of Osama bin Laden this week shows the growth of the nation&rsquo;s intelligence agencies since September 11<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Rogers chairs the U.S. House Intelligence Committee which oversees the&nbsp; nation&rsquo;s spy agencies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I think this clearly demonstrates the new intelligence community, after 9/11, and their ability to find and reach out&hellip;anywhere in the world and take care of people who threaten the United States.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Rogers says the operation that ended with the death of bin Laden was one that few other nation&rsquo;s could accomplish. Mon, 02 May 2011 21:04:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 2317 at http://michiganradio.org Mike Rogers praises work of U.S. intelligence agencies in death of Osama bin Laden President Obama confirms the death of Osama bin Laden http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obama-confirms-death-osama-bin-laden <p>Late last night, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead">President Obama announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed</a> by a small team of American forces at a mansion in Pakistan.</p><p>Obama called Bin Laden &quot;a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.&quot;</p><p><strong>Update 7:14 a.m.</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110501/NEWS01/110502008/Detroit-area-Arab-Americans-Muslims-rejoice-death-bin-Laden?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Detroit Free Press</a> reports on the celebrations from the Muslim and Arab-American community in metro Detroit upon hearing <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead">the news of Osama bin Laden&#39;s death</a>:</p><p><em>&quot;The world is definitely a better place without the patron of all terrorists,&quot; said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in a city that has the highest concentration of Arab-Americans in the U.S. Qazwini called bin Laden &quot;the world&#39;s most infamous thug.&quot;</em></p><p><em>&quot;It is so comforting to see justice being served while the families of the thousands of his victims rejoice,&quot; he said.</em></p><p><em>Ibrahim Aljahim, 29, of Detroit, said of bin Laden: &quot;He never represented Muslims or anyone else.&quot;</em></p><p><em>...&quot;As gratifying as it is to see this, we should continue to be on alert,&quot; said Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. &quot;Executing the symbol of bin Laden does not execute the ideology (of extremism). It&#39;s a vital mistake to focus on the person and ignore the ideology.&quot;</em></p><p><strong>12:09 am</strong></p><p>NPR reports:</p><p>Osama bin Laden, who created the al-Qaida terrorist network that killed 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, is dead.</p><p>He was killed, President Obama announced to the nation late Sunday night, in Pakistan by U.S. forces. During a firefight with bin Laden&#39;s guards, which the president said happened earlier in the day, no American personnel were injured. Mon, 02 May 2011 11:14:15 +0000 Steve Carmody & Mark Brush 2298 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama confirms the death of Osama bin Laden