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As the news of Osama bin Laden’s death spread across the nation, scores of impromptu celebrations broke out, the most moving of which occurred outside the White House and at Ground Zero. Chicagoans, at least judging by media reports, opted to stay at home rather than take to the streets.

But what of the reaction in the Arab world? You may recall seeing disturbing images on 9/11 of people dancing in the streets, expressing jubilation at our trauma.

The reaction of Arabs in the U.S. ranged from excited to subdued, with celebrations breaking out in the heavily Muslim Dearborn, Michigan.