But…but…I thought he was a Misunderstander of Islam — indeed, the Misunderstander of Islam par excellence — who had twisted and hijacked the Religion of Peaceâ„¢!
“Osama bin Laden is ‘worth more alive than dead’, declares his son,” from The Times, January 22 (thanks to Kris):
Osama bin Laden is worth more to the United States alive than dead because his death could unleash “very,very nasty” attacks by militants, his son has claimed.
In an at times rambling interview with Rolling Stone magazine, which was conducted in part in a Damascus strip club, the terror leader’s fourth-eldest son, Omar Osama bin Laden, said that his father had already won the War on Terror because he had achieved his aim of humbling the US and would probably not feel the need to launch more big attacks.
However, he said that President Barack Obama’s decision to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan was a big mistake that would damage the US economy. […]
“People were always asking my father to attack more,” he said of the militants with whom he saw his father in Afghanistan. “They would say, ‘Sheik, we must do more’. Crazy things. My father has a religious goal. He is controlled by the rules of jihad. He only kills if he thinks there is a need.”
He said that he doubted bin Laden would order any more mass attacks.
“He doesn’t need to. As soon as America went to Afghanistan, his plan worked. He has already won.”