The apparently summary manner of the execution of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan will cause many Irish people to feel instinctively uneasy.
Few, however, will mourn the demise of bin Laden himself, a spectacularly potent demagogue, whose stated ambition was the destruction of our way of life and the imposition of savage theocratic rule on hundreds of millions of people who desire no such thing.
He had planned and ordered the killing of...
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