Osama bin Laden: Islam After bin Laden

Advice for the U.S.: Don't make al-Qaeda's leader a martyr

If Osama bin Laden is apprehended, the news will be met with a sigh of relief, perhaps even jubilation, by governments across the Muslim world. The capture of this soft-spoken but effective agitator would enable heads of state, directors of intelligence services and police commissioners from Casablanca to Jakarta to sleep comfortably for the first time in more than 500 nights. As spiritual leader and financier of the most shadowy and ubiquitous organization in modern Islam, one that is highly admired by the oppressed of the earth from North Africa to Southeast Asia, bin Laden has represented the biggest threat to...

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