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Osama Bin Laden

Former Leader of Al Qaeda

Osama Bin Laden (1957-2011) was the leader of Al Qaeda, the Islamic jihadist organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11th attacks. Osama Bin Laden was an Islamic fundamentalist who belonged to the Wahhabi sect of Islam, which believes in Sharia Law.
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Osama Bin Laden's Opinions

God

Agree
...we are fulfilling a duty which God, Praise and Glory be to Him, decreed for us. We look upon those heroes, those men who undertook to kill the American occupiers in Riyadh and Khobar (Dhahran).
31 Mar 1997    Source


Agree
All praise is due to Allah, who built the heavens and earth in justice, and created man as a favor and grace from Him.
08 Sep 2007    Source


Agree
All praise is due to Allah, who built the heavens and earth in justice, and created man as a favor and grace for Him. ... and from His law is retaliation in kind: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and the killer is killed. And all praise is due to Allah, who awakened His slaves' desire for the Garden, and all of them will enter it except those who refuse. And whoever obeys Him alone in all of his affairs will enter the Garden, and whoever disobeys Him will have refused.
08 Sep 2007    Source


Disagree
The US today as a result of the arrogant atmosphere has set a double standard, calling whoever goes against its injustice a terrorist. It wants to occupy our countries, steal our resources, impose on us agents to rule us based not on what God has revealed and wants us to agree on all these. If we refuse to do so, it will say you are terrorists. ... The US does not consider it a terrorist act to throw atomic bombs [killing] women, children and elderly people [...] in Japan.
31 Mar 1997    Source


Disagree
And for the record, we had agreed with the Commander-General Muhammad Ataa, Allah have mercy on him, that all the operations should be carried out within twenty minutes, before Bush and his administration notice.
02 Nov 2004    Source


Agree
To us, the life hereafter is really important, not this life.
05 Aug 1999    Source


Agree
The effects of global warming have touched every continent. Drought and deserts are spreading, while from the other floods and hurricanes unseen before the previous decades have now become frequent.
29 Jan 2010    Source


Agree
And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor [i.e. the United States] in kind and that we should destroy towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children.
01 Nov 2004    Source


Agree
I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home without mercy. ...oppression and the intentional killing of innocent women and children is a deliberate American policy. ... Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable terrorism? If it is such, then it is unavoidable for us.
01 Nov 2004    Source


Agree
And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor [i.e. the United States] in kind and that we should destroy towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children.
01 Nov 2004    Source


Agree
The happy [man] is the one that God has chosen to be a martyr.
15 Jul 2007    Source


Disagree
As you liberated yourselves before from the slavery of monks, kings, and feudalism, you should liberate yourselves from the deception, shackles and attrition of the capitalist system. If you were to ponder it well, you would find that in the end, it is a system harsher and fiercer than your systems in the Middle Ages. The capitalist system seeks to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations under the label of "globalization" in order to protect democracy.
07 Sep 2007    Source


Disagree
It has now become clear to you and the entire world the impotence of the democratic system and how it plays with the interest of the peoples and their blood by sacrificing soldiers and populations to achieve the interests of the major corporations. ... I invite you to embrace Islam.
08 Sep 2007    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Osama Bin Laden and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Osama Bin Laden's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
100% agreement / 3 opinions

Noam Chomsky
Linguistics & Philosophy Professor
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Kevin Rudd
Australian Prime Minister, 2007-2010
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Adolf Hitler
Leader of Nazi Party
100% agreement / 2 opinions

C.S. Lewis
Author, Professor of Literature
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
66% agreement / 3 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
66% agreement / 3 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
62% agreement / 2 opinions

In-Between
George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Karl Marx
Father of Communism
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Peter Joseph
Movie Producer
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Julia Gillard
Prime Minister, Australia
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
25% agreement / 4 opinions

Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
33% agreement / 3 opinions

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
33% agreement / 3 opinions

Sigmund Freud
Famous Psychologist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Bertrand Russell
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
0% agreement / 3 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
16% agreement / 3 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Winston Churchill
Former Prime Minister of U.K.
12% agreement / 2 opinions

James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Friedrich Nietzsche
Iconic Philosopher of 19th Century
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Osama Bin Laden's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Osama Bin Laden typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Does God exist?
Medium Agree Is it acceptable to target (i.e. kill) civilians in war?
Medium Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Medium Agree Is God just?
Medium Agree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Agree Is there life after death?
Low Disagree Is democracy the best form of government?

Nonconforming Opinions

Osama Bin Laden's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Osama Bin Laden typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Expert Answer Question
Low Mostly Disagree Disagree Is capitalism good?

Projected Opinions

Osama Bin Laden's projected opinions are opinions Osama Bin Laden is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Neutral Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
High Mostly Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
High Neutral Can we handle the truth?
High Neutral Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Medium Disagree Should abortion be legal?
Medium Mostly Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Neutral Is politics a waste of time for ordinary citizens?
Medium Disagree Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is the Earth approximately 6000 years old? (as opposed to 4.5 billion)
Medium Neutral Is marriage a good thing?
Low Mostly Disagree Is abortion morally acceptable?
Low Neutral Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Low Agree Should the Kyoto protocol be adopted?
Low Neutral Does life have a meaning?
Low Neutral Is monogamy natural for humans?
Low Disagree Is hypocrisy acceptable?
Low Disagree Is trying to "change the world" foolish?
Low Neutral Should psychoactive drugs be legal?
Low Neutral Is censorship acceptable?
Low Mostly Disagree Should prostitution be legal?
Low Neutral Is suicide morally acceptable?
Low Neutral Should euthanasia be legal?
Low Neutral Is "good" art purely subjective?
Low Agree Must God exist to explain how the universe began?
Low Agree Does a crying man necessarily convey emotional weakness?
Low Neutral Should the Bible be interpreted literally?
Low Mostly Disagree Is homosexuality natural?
Low Mostly Disagree Do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks?
Low Disagree Should women have the right to vote?
Low Disagree Is life a deterministic consequence of physical laws?
Low Neutral Does homeopathy work?
Low Neutral Is there a Law of Karma?
Low Neutral Can poor eyesight be improved with eye exercises?