You Got Bin Laden, Now Get Out of the Region, Islamists Tell U.S.

Liberty Alerts, Patrick Goodenough,

Now that it has achieved its goal of killing Osama bin Laden, the United States should withdraw its armed forces from Afghanistan and the broader region. That’s the message being sent by Islamists from Pakistan, Egypt, and the Iranian government.

“If according to U.S. President Obama, America has achieved its target and killed its enemy number one, the U.S. has no justification to stay here any more,” Munawar Hasan, leader of the Pakistani Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, told a press conference called in Lahore on Monday to respond to the news that the al-Qaeda terrorist leader was dead.

Hasan expressed doubt that the U.S. would withdraw from the region, however, accusing it of only being interested in its “rich natural resources.”

He also slammed the Pakistani government for welcoming news of bin Laden’s death, saying the government’s reaction was at odds with the mood of the nation, which was “in a state of shock.”

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