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Fourteen members of Osama bin Laden's family were deported to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan on Friday, less than a week ahead of the first anniversary of his death at the hands of U.S. commandos. Our readers are debating whether this was the appropriate action, and whether those associated with bin Laden should be adversely affected in turn.
Some said they felt the bin Laden family is being treated too kindly. This was the most-liked comment.
cooldude2011: "The article says bin Laden and family lived in Pakistan for eight years with the help of Pakistanis who arranged 'everything' for them. Pakistan provides an 'all-inclusive' resort-like package deal to all kinds of terrorists as long as they pay them."
Then there were those who said others should not pay a price for bin Laden's issues.
Bobby62: "So what? These women are not responsible for bin Laden's actions. Being married to him was a big enough punishment as far as I am concerned."
But then, there are different definitions of punishment.
1Courageous: "Wives and daughters got deported from Pakistan? Can someone explain to me how this is a punishment?"
Some compared the issue to illegal immigration, like in this comment from one reader.
"They were deported from Pakistan because they were living there illegally. Many persons in our world live illegally in various countries. That does not make them bad people or terrorists. Wishing them a good future as there is no proof of serious wrongdoing especially when it come to the kids."
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Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.