While I have some speculations about "what is Osama bin Laden" I tend to think of him as Saddam Hussein. He is Made in USA terrorist and mastermind who was created to pollute the face of Islam in the west and in the world. Most importantly, Bin Laden has given excuses to the US and its western allies to attack Islamic countries e.g., Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and others for the sake of controlling resources. As a Muslim I am happy to see Bin Laden dead not because the US has killed him but because now we will no longer see his provocative speeches about being the Imam of Muslims. At least, over time, the world will forget his face and his terrorism. My assumption that he is made in USA are derived from common sense. Osama bin Laden has been a very useful tool for the US in many ways including attacking and controlling Muslim countries, spreading anti-Islamism in the whole world, controlling Muslim resources, the manifestation of power and arrogance, etc. He was made by them and then terminated by them, which is good. Muslims now should work hard to clean the legacy of bin Laden and provide a brighter picture of Islam that denounces attacking others in anyway. Perhaps the Arab youth revolutions and the changing political atmosphere in the Arab world could be a timely start for that.
from the article: Obama: Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan by U.S. forces