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Does Osama bin Laden have anything to do with the Afghan War?
Answer 1 Not for certain. It is the habit of the Super powers to act upon this saying, 'Give the dog a bad name and kill him." This is what America is following. No …true Muslim can be a terrorist as No True Christian or True Jew can be a terrorist because they worship the same Almighty God (Allah in Arabic). Islam means peace. Terrorism is not associated with any religion. Terrorists are found because there is INJUSTICE around us. There is lack of tolerance. We have divided ourselves on the basis of caste, color, creed, geographical bounds etc. Terrorists are the product of re-action of cruelty, suppression, maltreatment, insult, and disgrace done to their nation, relatives or to them. They want revenge. Had there been the rule of Justice, there would have been no terrorists. When we suppress a nation, tribe or people, occupy their lands and destroy their houses and belongings, may be they have no alternative but to avenge themselves on the oppressors and sometimes on even innocent people. History shows Freedom Fighters termed as 'Terrorist' by the oppressors/invaders but heroes by their own nation. The Americans who fought against the British to win their freedom were called terrorists. The Irish people fighting against UK are still called terrorists. The Negroes were once called terrorists by the white people who occupied their lands and kept them in slavery for many decades. So, it is mostly from which angle you see things and by which yardstick you measure others. No religious group can claim to be 'clean' and 'just' in this regard. Would you say that the actions against Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Burma, Palestine, Israel, ... are not terrorist acts!!!! Answer 2 Osama bin Laden certainly was a terrorist (see Part 1 of this Answer), but it is unclear what this question is asking: Part 1) Definitional, Q: Why is Osama bin Laden considered a terrorist? -- This is rather straightforward. A terrorist is determined by having the following definition with six distinct parts: (1) a person who (2) uses violence (3) against civilian populations (4) in order to provoke fear among that civilian population (5) in order to instigate for political change in the country where the civilians were attacked (6) in line with the preferences of the person who used the violence. Bin Laden fits squarely in the definition, since he is (1) a person who (2) used violent acts such as World Trade Center Attacks in 1993 and 2001 (3) against civilian populations - in those cases, the civilian population of the USA, (4) in order to provoke fear (5) so that Americans would rethink their position on Middle East politics (6) and change the US Foreign policy to be more along the lines of what bin Laden was advocating. This is why he is clearly a terrorist. Conversely, Answer 1 confuses the term "insurrectionist" or "rebel" with a "terrorist". An "insurrectionist" or "rebel" does not have (3) or (4) in the definition. Which is why, we never hear American Revolution stories of Colonial soldiers bombing innocent people's homes with the intent of spreading fear of Colonial acts as pressure to abandon the United Kingdom. In the case of Ireland, those were terror attacks, and are rightly called so. Whether bin Laden is a "true Muslim" is something Muslims need to decide for themselves, but regardless of where they come down on that, bin Laden will still be a terrorist. Part 2) Motivations, Q: What inspired/caused Osama bin Laden to be a terrorist? -- It is much more difficult to know any person's true motivations, but bin Laden did leave us many recordings and speeches which can be used to discern his intent and motivations. These generally fall into two major categories: (a) Islamic Theological Views and (b) Grievances of the Islamic World. 2a) Islamic Theological Views: It must be noted that this section deals with how bin Laden understood Islamic theology and what is said here is not necessarily what Islam (as a religion/ideology/philosophy) holds extrinsic to bin Laden. According to bin Laden, Islam is the natural mode of existence and all governments around the world should only be Islamic governments. The existence today of governments that are Islamic and governments that are not Islamic is unnatural and against the Divine Will and should be realigned to be Islamic. The march of Islam should always move forwards so that more and more territory is under the control of Islamic countries, bringing the world more into its natural state of Divine Guidance. Any government that is not Islamic, therefore should be overthrown, especially a government that is not Islamic, but used to control lands controlled by an Islamic States (such as Israel, Spain, and Portugal). In order to compel governments that are not Islamic to become Islamic, violence and force can be used if simple diplomacy is insufficient. 2b) Grievances of the Islamic World: Osama bin Laden felt that there were a number of events in past US and European foreign policy that were injurious to Muslims as individuals or Islam as a religion. US and European support for the Jewish State of Israel was one such grievance, as was ending the Indonesian occupation of East Timor and the repression of the East Timorese Christians. He was also grieved by the fact that the US was more than willing to fund his Mujahedin in Afghanistan as long as they fought against the Soviets, but stopped funding them as soon as the Soviets withdrew. He faulted the US and UK for Operation Ajax in Iran in 1953 and for funding both sides of the Iran-Iraq War with impunity. He also was angered that the US supported most Arab regimes which he thought were "not Islamic enough". While some of those grievances (and others) are certainly worth entertaining as issues that Western countries should deal with and perhaps apologize for, they are certainly not sufficient cause to engage in terrorist activities.
No we killed him.
No, but he practically started it all with the attack of 9/11/01. He was involved, but not actually in it or fighting. He was most likely hiding the whole time, and still is n…ow. 9/11 actually had almost no significance to the start of the Iraq war though the US claims 9/11 a reason to start the war. The Iraq war was started because Iraq would not let the UN inspect the country for weapons of mass destruction, we wanted to oust Hussein since he tortured his people, and we wanted oil. 9/11 had almost nothing to do with Iraq since osama bin laden and the hijackers were Islam extremists and from Saudi Arabia, eqypt and Lebanon. I know... It's weird.
Viewing the real man behind all of the hype and rhetoric surrounding him, Osama bin Laden's driving motivation was to become a world leader and a respected person, much like A…dolf Hitler. Also like Hitler, he used blame to support his ideals; he didn't care who or what was destroyed in the effort; and like Hitler his strategies can only be effective in the short term and are very costly for those involved. We are fortunate the the Muslims of the world were not as easily convinced as the Germans of the twentieth century.
Osama bin Laden declared holy war (Jihad) upon the US for what he described as "defamation", "desecration" and "destruction" upon his middle-eastern neighbors. O…sama himself was originally a businessman hailing from Saudi Arabia, and when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to secure oilfields, it was the western powers actually SUPPLYING the insurgency (mujahideen), because they were so desperate to stamp out Communism. If you are American you would probably at this point be shouting a lot of patriotic drivel at me, (or rather typing it in capital letters), but if you understand Islam, you would know that invading a holy country, in a radical Muslim's eyes, is about as close you can get to slapping the prophet Muhammad (blessed be his name), across the face. So no, it wasn't because he was a "crazed Islamic radical who was very wealthy", it was because he was a paranoid, overly-zealous extremist who had a view that Islam is the only religion that should be in the world. Everyone who was not Islamic was an infidel and therefore must be converted or suffer the wrath of Allah.
Bin Laden declared a holy war because he believed the United States was unjust and tyrannical.
He was located in Pakistan in 2011 by tracking a courier who carried his correspondence. Navy Seal Team 6 was used in a CIA mission to attack his residence on May 2, 2011. He …was killed and his dead body was buried in the ocean.
Yes, Osama Bin Laden was caught in Pakistan on the 1st may, 2011
The leader of Al Qaeda was a major terrorist threat for decades. He was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the US. Fortunately he was killed on May 1, 2011 by US troops… in Pakistan.
you can look it up on YouTube September 11 2001 video its half an hour the link is below. he got 2 air-crafts to fly into 2 of Americas most iconic buildings "the twin towers"… and over 3000 people got killed it was very traumatic for America and since then for 10 years they have been looking for him and his death was released on 2/5/2011
Osama Bin Laden's family owned a construction company which pulled in money calculating into the 100s of millions. Then trained by the CSI and became a military leader
Dead, in the middle of an ocean somewhere
nothing! he is a terrorist who we killed. he is responsibe for the attacks on September 11, 2001. you dumb a$$
He saw the United States involvement in Afghanistan as an invasion and declared war on the Americans. The history of the United States and bin Laden is a long one. The United …States supported him with training and weapons when he was fighting the Russians, but when the Russians left he felt that the United States should have too.