Student Hopes al-Qaeda Leaves Afghanistan

Ali Ahmad Jaffery has been glued to the tube all day.

Ali lived in Afghanistan until he was 12-years-old.

He also spent some time in Islamabad, about 35 miles from where Bin Laden was killed.

Like most of us, the news caught Ali off guard.

"He's just kind of gone off the radar," Ali said. "Nobody has talked about him for awhile and then this comes up it's kind of surprising everybody."

Ali said he's glad that Bin Laden is gone, but understands there's still a job remaining in Afghanistan.

"There's still a huge war they have to finish off in our country that they have to save from a lot more al-Qaeda members," he said.
"It's going to take a lot more effort for them to find every single leader and try to get rid of those main guys and especially with Pakistan make sure nobody else is hiding over there like Osama was. Pakistan I think is kind of holding back America and Afghanistan from becoming a safe country."

Ali said he was pleased with how President Obama handled the news.

"One thing I was very happy about was his saying Islam, we're not in a fight against Islam...we're fighting against al-Qaeda members and people who are trying to hurt other people and I think that was a good point."

With Bin Laden gone, Ali said there are still more fish in the sea of terror worth catching.

"We just have to get rid of al-Qaeda and start getting rid of all the people in the government that are actually helping al-Qaeda instead of helping the people," he said. "Hopefully we can get rid of all the al-Qaeda members and get some peace."

Ali and his family are working toward becoming U.S. citizens on May 13th.

Ali hopes to return to his native country some day...he still has family members there.

The family came to America as refugees eight years ago.


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