This week, a Pakistani court sentenced the three widows of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden to 45 days in prison for immigration offenses. It may seem mild, insulting, even shameful. But the long-term benefits are immeasurable. The bin Laden clan should not be made into martyrs. They may carry his name, but they cannot carry his legacy.
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