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Religious community reaction to Osama bin Laden's death


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MADISON (WKOW) -- Osama bin Laden's death is making an impact on Madison's religious community.

We spoke to leaders from the Catholic and Muslim community Monday.

Both sides agree they are glad Al Qaeda no longer has Osama bin Laden as a leader.

Monday at Madison's Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center in Madison, Catholics at Noon mass heard the Vatican's statement, which says a Christian does not rejoice about a person's death.

"We hope justice is done and this becomes an opportunity for all of us to rededicate us to the project of peace throughout the world," said Father Brian Dulli, assistant pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Baraboo.

"I think they are to a certain degree relieved that maybe this will ease tension here in the United States," said Abdullah Champeon, Outreach Coordinator of the Madison Muslim DAWA Circle.

Abdullah says says he was surprised to hear that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea. He says no where in the Koran does it say this should happen.

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