But Obama said Osama bin Laden was "not a Muslim leader." So why are Muslims in a lather? If he doesn't represent Islam, why would Muslims go jihad? Such stupidity has no precedent.
Councillor Salim Mulla, who is chairman of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, told Sky News: "I am appealing publicly to all Muslim communities wherever they may be that there is no backlash. We should now move on."
Cllr Mulla said although he was not critical of the American operation that resulted in the Bin Laden's killing, he thought many Muslims would be "irritated".
He said: "I really hope and pray that there will not be a backlash. I hope it won't happen and I can't see it happening.