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YouSpeak: Reacting to bin Laden’s Death

Does demise of al-Qaeda leader make our lives better or worse?

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Thousands of Americans danced in the streets when they learned Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who masterminded the 9/11 attacks, was dead, shot down by U.S. forces in a walled compound in Pakistan. On the Charles River Campus, the response was more subdued, but no less momentous.

In their weekly Youspeak series, BU Today asked students about their reaction to bin Laden’s death, and whether they thought it makes their world a safer place. Or not.

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