Originally Posted by Isambard
You made 1 major flaw. All of Osama Bin Laden's doings, are in no way related to religion - Any work of Isa you can argue otherwise.
Bin Ladens motives and actions were of political provoked. Mainly, these had branched from the untolerable (for him) presence of American militia in Islamic countries (i.e. Saudi Arabia) - Who remembers the attack on a hotel, in Saudi Arabia, against those American soliders? As we can see, this has nothing religious about it, he is against occupation. This is in the realms of military/economical and intelligence tactics, not religion, not 1 bit.
Bin Laden/Al Qaeda work on that, you do injustice to us, we do it back to you. Its not Islamic actions. His idea is not to convert many to Islam, nor is his motive that its because the people are not Muslim that he is attacking them.
I hope you understand this. You can say, he is a) against occupation and b) Making revenge attacks. Do not confuse this with religion. Just because he is apparently a Muslim, does not make all his actions Islamic.
When people support Osama, they see him as a hero, fighting the evil invaders - Not as the Islamic preacher of the modern world! Even if he shouts he's doing it in the name of Allah, it won't make it a religious ACT, as the basis is not based on religion. Obviously he will say that, he is supposed to be a Muslim.
Still not convinced? Islam forbids killing of innocents/non-fighters. Hence, these attacks are truly non-religious.
This would be the same as comparing Hitler to Isa :RA:, just crazy...
So now, doesn't the symbolisation look very stupid/ignorant? Comparing a warmonger to a Messenger of Allah? I think so.