Moderate Muslims Unveil “Martyr Osama bin Laden Library”

The chief cleric of the Red Mosque, Maulana Abdul Aziz, has inserted himself into the argument with a typically showy gesture: the inauguration of a new library named after the slain founder of al-Qaida.

“If Pakistan truly has freedom of expression, then we should be able to express our love for our heroes,” said Aziz, a willowy, bespectacled man with a wiry gray beard, in a room with the sign “Martyr Osama bin Laden Library” on the door. “And we love Osama bin Laden.”

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