"As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not- and never will be -at war with Islam. I''ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam," Obama said in his speech.
He said Bin Laden was not a "Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims." Obama said Al-Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including those in America.
"So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity," Obama said.