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Bin Laden's death angers Pakistani students

Friday, May 06, 2011 - 01:47

Teachers and students at a madrasa are outraged over Bin Laden's killing, while residents of Abbottabad remain skeptical about his death.

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The death of Osama Bin Laden is stoking anger in a religious school in Pakistan. Jamia Binoria Alamia in Karachi is one of the largest madrasas in the country. Madrasas are centres of Islamic learning, and thousands have mushroomed across Pakistan. Teachers and students at this madrasa were outraged by the killing of Bin Laden. They are calling it an assault against Pakistan's sovereignty. SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) FINAL YEAR STUDENT AT JAMIA BINORIA ALAMIA, MAHAMMAD SALMAN, SAYING: "This incursion is a blunt violation of international as well as Islamic laws. No country can enter another country without permission." Anti-US sentiment has been growing in Pakistan since Bin Laden's death. Residents in Abbottabad, where Bin Laden was killed, don't even believe that it was indeed him. The refusal of the U.S. government to show a photograph phtographic proof has made it even harder to convince people of Bin Laden's death. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) ABBOTTABAD RESIDENT, NASEER AHMAD, SAYING: "There was no person called Osama there. America is just creating this drama to create grounds for attacking Muslims and Pakistan. There was no Osama there." Residents of the otherwise quiet, affluent town are also expressing concern that this week's events will disrupt their peace. Officials have not decided what to do with the compound where Bin Laden was hiding. Some fear it will be become a shrine to the Al Qaeda leader. For now, it stands as a reminder of a fragile security. Michaela Cabrera, Reuters.

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Bin Laden's death angers Pakistani students

Friday, May 06, 2011 - 01:47