Muslim Leader Expects Bin Laden’s Death To Usher In Positive US-Muslim Relations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent Muslim leader says he expects the death of Osama Bin Laden to usher in a new, positive era of U.S.-Muslim relations, helping Americans to distinguish extremist terrorists from the mainstream Islamic faith.

Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the death of the “standard-bearer of terrorism” is “hopefully the end of an era of darkness” in U.S-Muslim relations.

Al-Marayati says some fundamentalist groups may try to seek retaliation for Bin Laden’s killing, but he’s confident that Bin Laden’s demise marks the beginning of the end of terrorism at a time when democracy is spreading throughout the Middle East.

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