News that Osama bin Laden has been killed has inspired some to celebrate, but president Obama is right. The war is not over. The philosophy that permeates Al Qaeda views bin Laden’s death as martyrdom, a reward for his efforts.
YUSUFALI: They rejoice in the bounty provided by Allah: And with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (Martyrs) glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve.
PICKTHAL: Jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: That there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
SHAKIR: Rejoicing in what Allah has given them out of His grace and they rejoice for the sake of those who, (being left) behind them, have not yet joined them, that they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Others will aspire to accomplish more than he did. Martyrs from a millenium ago are still celebrated. If the half-life of martyrs is even a few years, the production rate still causes the number of fighters to increase dramatically. The war has only begun.