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Rashard Mendenhall Doesn’t Want You To Celebrate The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
While most people in America were busy cheering and celebrating the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. military forces, Rashard Mendenhall took a different standpoint on the event.
Rather than celebrate the occasion, the Steelers’ running back questioned those who had been doing so via his Twitter account. He also questioned whether 9/11 was in fact the work of Bin Laden, or a conspiracy:
“What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”
“We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
The last comment has since been deleted from his twitter account.
As you would expect, these comments have caused quite the uproar among the American media and citizens. As a result, Mendenhall felt the need to start up his own blog, titled “Clarification.” And much like the title indicates, he has used it in an attempt to clarify the comments made on his Twitter account.
Here is a look at some of Mendenhall’s “clarification.” You can see the entire post here:
This controversial statement was something I said in response to the amount of joy I saw in the event of a murder. I don’t believe that this is an issue of politics or American pride; but one of religion, morality, and human ethics. In the bible, Ezekiel 33:11 states, “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!…”. I wasn’t questioning Bin Laden’s evil acts. I believe that he will have to face God for what he has done. I was reflecting on our own hypocrisy. During 9/11 we watched in horror as parts of the world celebrated death on our soil. Earlier this week, parts of the world watched us in horror celebrating a man’s death.
I must say, the man may actually have a point…Then again, F*ck Bin Laden! It’s a celebration b*tches!