The Muslim American Society, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim advocacy group, needs to better explain its eulogy lamenting the death of Osama Bin Laden and the subsequent retraction six days later.
The two “Official Statements” issued by the MAS National office either indicate an internal split, or are simply part of a method that the MAS is trying to use to “have it both ways.”
On May 4th, 2011, an official MAS press release bemoaned “the terror and the loss of blood that came with Osama Bin Laden’s death,” and painted a positive picture of the Al Qaeda leader. The release was penned by North Carolina MAS leader Khalilah Sabra.
Although MAS criticized Bin Laden’s methods, they depicted him as a kind man and lauded his goal of establishing a theocratic Islamic caliphate:
MAS said, “Osama Bin Laden cared unrelentingly about the Afghan Muslim children…”