For what it’s worth. This man’s importance is overstated; while he is a hero in much of the Islamic world, the jihad is not based on his personality, but on the ideology of Islamic supremacism.
“Taliban official: Bin Laden is alive,” from AP, :
LONDON – A senior Taliban commander says Osama bin Laden is alive and in contact with leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents, according to an interview aired on British television.
Mullah Dadullah said he had not met bin Laden since the fall of the Taliban regime after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, but said “we know he’s still alive.”
“He’s not yet martyred. Such information would be easy to get “” his comrades stand shoulder to shoulder with us. They keep us informed,” Dadullah said in an interview broadcast Wednesday by Channel 4 News.