Osama bin Laden was a Saudi Arabian, who was a member of the rich bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite. He was chiefly known as the founder of the terrorist organisation called al-Qaeda.
He is the “pin up boy” for terrorism. He has been seen as the monster and the mastermind.
He is responsible for numerous mass-casualty attacks against innocent civilian and military targets. There are enough reasons to condemn a terrorist like him.
But is he really the villain western media makes him out to be?
Here is a list of five reasons why Osama bin Laden is considered to be a “hero” by some.
His figure evokes the image of a classical folk hero who has chosen the life of a recluse in the rugged land of Afghanistan.
Although he could live a life luxury, which was available to him with his humongous wealth and business, bin Laden is considered to be a hero who gave up an easy life.
He waged a war against arguably the largest, strongest and most allied country on the globe. He is adored by millions for his holy war against America.
Islamic people who love bin Laden also share his belief that the American society holds a corrupted culture and is being run by an imperialist government.
In 1997, bin Laden told CNN that he has declared jihad against the US government, it is unjust, criminal and tyrannical.
“It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support of the Israeli occupation,” he said.
According to 123 Help me, bin Laden financially sponsored a global terrorist network. He also justified mass killings with mysterious interpretations of the Koran.
He labelled his principle as a mission for Allah.
An uncompromising cleric in Pakistan teaches the ideas of Osama bin Laden in religious schools for about 5,000 children, says BBC.
Abdul Aziz Ghazi, imam of Islamabad’s controversial Red Mosque believes that bin Laden is a hero for them. Ghazi said that he stood against America and he won.
According to Ghazi, bin Laden inspired the objective of the school.
“We share the same objectives as the Taliban but we don’t offer military training. We work on minds. The Taliban are more hands-on,” says Ghazi.
As a man who wouldn’t be pushed around by the bullies of the world, bin Laden attacked American exploitation.
He fought for what he believed in and for his people. His methods were organised, planned and calculated.
His will was against the infiltration and desecration of the Muslim culture, says The Jerusalem Post.