Claim: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said he “will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2011]
A number of people have been circulated the following quote, in response to Osama
I’m also seeing a lot of commentary that this quote is fake and MLK did not say it. Did he say it?
Origins: This purported quote from Dr. Martin Luther
not rejoice in the death of anyone, even an enemy, was widely circulated in the wake of the killing of terrorist Osama
The last three sentences are a genuine King quote from his book Strength to Love, but the sentiment expressed in the first sentence was from Facebook user Jessica Dovey, who buttressed her own thought with remarks from
Last updated: 16 January 2016