Bin Laden: Martyr or Villain?

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Without bringing into question the excessive evidence that indicates bin Laden was   in the employ of the CIA, the crucial point is that he was used in an attempt to radicalize a sufficient segment of the Islamic world, with the aim of fomenting a "Clash of Civilization", and not a War on Terror, but more properly, a War on Islam.

Whatever you say about bin Laden's involvement in this affair, the fact is, the strategy has failed.  And the reason why is this: Much of the Muslim world shares the grievances of bin Laden, with regards to the Neocolonial practices that maintain despotic puppet rulers in the Middle East in order to pillage there, and America's unconditional support for Israeli barbarity, often acting by proxy for Israel's interests.

The powers-that-be thought they could exploit these sentiments to their advantage, by using bin Laden as the Pied Piper to violent reaction against the "Crusaders", which could then be used to escalate the confrontation with the Islamic World.

The problem with their strategy is that, while Islam derives from the same Judaeo-Christian tradition found in the West,  Islam nevertheless has its own unique characteristics, most exemplified by the extraordinarily rich legal tradition, which provides very strict rules for pronouncing rulings, in Islam called Fatwas.

On the whole, this tradition is what is called "Shariah".  But the true tradition is not the same as the one vilified in the Western media.  That one is Wahhabism, and that's the point.

If Muslims had merely returned to their traditional legal sources, they would have seen that bin Laden's tactics blatantly violated Islam's most sacred principles, and instead found a much more enlightened approach to dealing with the current problems beleaguering the Muslims world.

But again, that's the point.  The West, primarily Britain and the US, have made concerted efforts over the last few centuries to distance Muslims from their true legal tradition, precisely for this purpose.  This started in the 18th century, with the creation of the fanatical Wahhabi sect of Saudi Arabia, whose very basis was the rejection of the traditional approach to the Shariah.

This was followed at the turn of the 20th century with the proliferation of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in Egypt, by way of an agent named Jamal ud Din al Afghani, who created the Salafi "reform" movement.  From Salafism came the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been in the employ of the CIA ever since.

Since, the two movements, Wahhabism and Salafism, have become indistinguishable, with Saudi Arabia largely arranging for the financing of the CIA's covert strategies involving the Muslim Brotherhood.  The most recent being the war in Afghanistan.

So while many Muslims initially may have sympathized with bin Laden's struggle, growing worldwide criticism of this tactics also forced Muslims to reassess him.  "Jihad" was already a volatile subject in Islam, but an honest appraisal was now necessary.

And the answers were enlightening, and also exposed the clear danger facing the Islamic world.  Which is the conspiracy to distance the Muslims from their true heritage.  Because, according to Islamic law, not only can women, children and the elderly not be harmed, but neither can religious structures like Churches and Synaguoges, nor even the natural environment, as even trees are to be preserved.

The propagandists for terror have attempted to provide various weak justifications, but the clear fact is that Islam prescribes self-defence, but only against an armed aggressor.  If an enemy turns from battle, he cannot be pursued.

So there is no legal justification whatsoever for the killing of innocent civilians.  Rather, it is contrary to the principles of Islam, and more importantly, it's very message.  In fact, traditionally, even the use of bombs, or their equivalent, was discouraged, as their destruction was deemed too indiscriminate.

In effect, the legitimacy of bin Laden's tactics in Islam is a legal issue, pure and simple.  And a clear one at that.  And as a result, polls have shown that support for al Quaeda, suicide bombings and other acts of terror among Muslims has fallen drastically since 9/11.

Ultimately, the rise of bin Laden has forced the Muslims to realize that their grievances are nevertheless legitimate, but that there are more constructive and humane ways of pursuing their correction, rather than resorting to barbaric acts of cruelty, which in the end, only serve the interests of their enemies.
 

Comments

For once a decent description of the situation as it stands.
The utter hopelessness by way of the indiscriminate use of mass destruction is only possible because of the disregard of religious principles thousand of years in the making.
I venture to say that in essence Islam is the only religion asking it's adherents to practice what they preach.
In the West Judea/Christian religion has no principles because it is based on the assumption that God singled out one tribe over the rest of the world.
This one tribe is so small that in order to justify this notion, all else is deemed worthless
and up for destruction in any way possible. Many years ago my grandmother showed me the land between the two rivers as being the holiest of holies and ever since I have wondered what a bit of rock,sand and a few olive groves had to offer the world as this was 1934
well before the building and influx of the millions living of the charity of the rest of the world.
I have been the recipient of some of those weapons although not killed or maimed
but have been lucky to survive reasonably unscathed. It seems impossible to stem the progression of destruction because of vested interests and the insane scientists developing more and better ways of killing on behalf of a few people that also have no need other than a bit of food and shelter to survive.
The so called killing of Osama Bin Laden as shown was obscene and shows in no uncertain terms that lawlessness is preferred over decency. I won't go into the absolute fraud having been perpetrated on the poisoned brains of the masses.
Ren

Certainly, an objective and dispassionate assessment of the situation; something that is sorely lacking in the mainstream media and even most of the Internet media.

Much appreciated.

Although your article does speak logic, you seem to drift off from the subject by accuseing the Muslim Brotherhood of being a product of the CIA, although the Muslim Brotherhood may have been a secret society I do not see any evidence of them being patsy's for the CIA (if you have evidence please show). You have attacked the Muslim Brotherhood several times as extremist but I really dont see no evidence of that, they are great for democracy in Egypt based on Islam, they do advocate armed ressistance against Israel but that is considered legitmate amungst 99.9% of muslims.

I'm sorry if you are offended by my characterizations of the Muslim Brotherhood, but this site features in extensive details of my case to prove precisely that point.  It is true that the MB has manage to maintain a front of legitimacy in the Islamic world, but their background indicates otherwise.  For starters, you can look up John Loftus' findings, or read former CIA John Baer's Sleeping With the Enemy, or Miles Copeland's The Game of Nations, and either Robert Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini or Devil's Game.

Bin Laden died in December 2001, they are using him now to convince the sheeple that the coming Mossad, CIA terrorism campaign of mini nukes is the work of Al Qaeda in revenge for his staged death
then be prepared for police states leading upto Martial Law and WW3 possibly

the CIA, FBI,MI5,MI6, ASIO,... etc are all controlled by the zionist crime network so It wouldn't surprise me that the Muslim Brotherhood has also been infitrated as well

the protestors in Tunisia and Egypt were funded by Rothschild agent George Soros and this has escalated into illegally attacking Lybia and syria pretty soon

Now Egypt is controlled by the military and it's opening their border crossing to Palestine ? This is the last thing the zio elites would have wanted. Did something go awry in the final outcome to what they had planned ?

what is the common factor to Afghanistan, Iraq and Lybia - they all had their own National Islamic banking system in place, but after being attacked quickly had installed a Rothschild controlled central banking system

The axis of evil countries - Syria, Lebanon, Iran, N Korea, Cuba and Venezuela also have their own National banking system in place. thats why they will be the next countries to be attacked because of zionist deceptions

they say that Russia and China have a Rothschild Central banking system in place, but Russia paid off it's debt to the House of Rothschild from their windfall of higher world gas prices. do they still have a zionist usury banking system in place ? and China ? both countries seem to be free of zionist occupied governments ?
can anyone provide any more info on this ?

zionism is a satanic cancer upon humanity

Spot on!! One leading Islamic scholar who got this right is Imran Hussein. Read his book "jerusalem in the Qur'an". http://www.imranhosein.org/books.html

It will blow you away ;)

If Muslims had merely returned to their traditional legal sources, they would have seen that bin Laden's tactics blatantly violated Islam's most sacred principles, and instead found a much more enlightened approach to dealing with the current problems beleaguering the Muslims world. - author of terrorism-illuminati.com

After reading the above, I am compelled to drag out my twin copies of Robert Irwin's Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and it's Discontents - a paean to Freud if ever there was one and Edward Said's classic work, without which faux Ismali-Druze Christians would not have a BULLY PULPIT from which to continue to VAMPIRIZE the rest of the West with while blaming secularism.

I thought I was about to read an article with some insight but found more of the same Faux French Da Vinci Code madness from this website and thought that the author should know that some readers have been turned off by his lack of integrity.

BIN LADEN IS NOT A MARTYR IN FACT HE IS PROBABLY NOT EVEN DEAD , I COULD JUST IMAGINE HIM IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS WITH A GLASS OF CHAMPAIGN.
BIN LADEN PLAYED HIS ROLE PERFECTLY, THE TERM ISLAMOPHOBIA WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE DICTIONARY WITHOUT HIS EFFORTS.
BIN LADEN IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTORS THAT EVER EXISTED, HE DESERVES FOUR GRAMMIES FOR PLAYING HIS ROLE OF DEFENDING ISLAM AND TWO EXTRA GRAMMIES FOR PLAYING DEAD TO GIVE OBAMA A FREE RIDE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.
HE HAD TO PLAY DEAD BECAUSE HIS ROLE IN "THE NEW MIDDLE EAST" IS INSIGNIFICANT, MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS EXPLODED ON A REVOLUTIONARY WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS THAT HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA SINCE 18 December 2010 AND NONE OF THEM REMEMBERED OSAMA.

CAPSLOCK is irritating and does nothing to legitimize your opinion

you are 100% correct, and i can only repeat prophet Noah's words "My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you, if Allah's will is to keep you astray. He is your Lord and unto Him ye will be brought back" quran 11:34

THANKS AND I LIKE YOUR COMMENT BIN LADIN IS A BIG AGENT FOR THE CIA AND HE SUCCEED TO PLAY HIS ROLE PERFECTLY FOR SPREAD THE ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE WORLD . ME AS MUSLIM AFTER ALL OF THAT I HAD AN ISLAMOPHOBIA BUT GOD PROECTED ME SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE OTHERS. OUR RELIGION IS NOT AS WE SEE IN THE MOSQUES OF THE SALAFIS OR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OR SHIA OR SUFIS OR OTHER DIVISIONS . ISLAM IS ME AND YOU AND EVERYBODY WHO SAY NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND MOHAMED IS HIS PROPHET AND DOING GOOD AND SAVES THE PEOPLE FROM HIS HAND AND TONGUE . ISLAM IS FOR ALL THE WORLD NOT FOR PARTICULAR DOCTRINE OR METHOD OR CERTAIN NATION THAN THE OTHERS. GOD IS THE LORD OF THE WORLDS?. THEY TRIED TO PUT ALL THE MUSLIMS IN THE ROBE OF BIN LADIN FOR A BIG WAR AGAINST ISLAM. THEY LIKE WEALTHS AND THE DEVIL DO NOT LOVE GOD AND HE USES THEM AGAINST US. AND HE AND ALL OF THEM WILL LOOSE IN THE END .

You meant, "bolster your opinion".

Don't know and don't care. Nihilism... It's a bitch.

Nihilism is actually the problem.

A person taking lives of innocent people never be a martyr.  A great many supporters does not mean you are a true leader. So Osama is a villain. But who is responsible for it. CIA, some clerics or others. In my view terrorism is a by product of present time of world scenario. We all are responsible for it. we put our greed in every case. Then  how we can responsible a politician foe doing some fruad. We have to change our practice and thinking. A global approach will be great. social anxiety support

First of all a great piece of research, David. Thanks for such a beautiful article. If we consider the history of human civilization, then Laden or other terrorists have been existed through out the ages. they only reflects the negative mentality of their time. After 20 or 30 years, Laden will be merely a faded figure in history book. But if anything that time carries with its flow is the cause behind such acts. If we want our world to be more safe and peaceful for our future generation, then we have to wipe out the cause from its root. And in my view, the most justifiable cause is the feeling of insecurity. Like other animals, whenever a human being feels insecure, he has to be furious and like minded persons follows him and they form a single group to justify and enhance their act. Make everyone in this world secure and the next morning you can feel the difference.

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