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Though all the reasons for the 9 11 attacks are complex. Part of his strategy was he saw the US as a paper tiger, and couldn't stand too many attacks, before it would withdraw from the Middle East (1 ).

Another of Bin Ladens goals was to unite all the Muslims behind him and his vision (2 ).

Extremist against Bin Laden

Many jihadists feel that Al Qaeda is going too far with its brutality in Iraq most of Al Qaeda attacks are Muslim. Polls showed decreasing support for Al Qaeda in Key areas. It decreased 10 percent in Saudi Arabia and has dropped from 70% to four percent in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. Leaders of the Islamic Army of Iraq in said April 2007, "Anyone who criticizes them or goes against them and demonstrates their error in such actions they try to kill,"(3 ).

Noman Benotman leader Of jihadist movement to overthrow the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was invited by Bin Laden to a conference of Jihadist in 2000. Benotman said "I told them that the jihadist movement had failed. That we had gone from one disaster to another, like in Algeria, because we had not mobilized the people," this Jihadist launched civil war left 100,000 dead and cost the Jihadist support in the area. He spoke of Bin laden campaign against the US "We made a clear-cut request for him to stop his campaign against the United States because it was going to lead to nowhere," and continued "but they laughed when I told them that America would attack the whole region if they launched another attack against it."(4 ).

A group in Kashmir Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) they have no use for Bin Laden or al Qaeda. A representative said "We have no international agenda. The LeT's main aim is to liberate Kashmir and to attack Indian installations and Indian forces.". He also said "Where is al Qaeda? Where is Osama bin Laden? Osama bin Laden, once a close friend of the West. And who made al Qaeda? It came into being in Washington," and "In the name of al Qaeda, you want to snatch the resources of this region and it is not fair." (5 ) .

Regular Muslims

People in countries with high percentages of Muslims (Muslim countries) were polled (in 2009), and asked how they liked Osama bin Laden. Osama was disliked by about all of them with the exception of the Palestinian territories A few examples of dislike are
Azerbaijan (82 per cent)
Turkey (68 per cent).
Jordan (about 80 percent)
It was also believed the USA is trying to "divide and weaken" Islam (6 ). I cannot be certain about this, but if its true, Osama invited the USA to the party. At the very least encouraged the US to be more active. Lets see Osama increased the level of US intervention in the Islamic world, he inflicts more damage to the hearts of Muslim mothers (and fathers ) due the fact the majority of the victims of his attacks are Muslim. All seemingly to get his name or his organization (al Qaeda) name out. This sort of explains the dislike.

But liking someone and confidence can be two separate things!

Muslims in countries with large Muslim population were asked how much confidence they had in Bin Laden to do the right thing in World affairs. His numbers appear to be slipping among Muslims. Numbers from 2003 and 2009.
Palestinian ter.: from 72% in 2003 to 52% in 2009
Indonesia:59% in 2003 too 25% in 2009
Jordan:56% in 2003 to 28% 2009
Pakistan 46% in 2003 to 18% in 2009
Kuwait: 20% 2003 to 13% 2009
Lebanon 20% 2003 to 4% 2009
Turkey: 15% 2003 to 2% 2009
The only country that was polled where Osama bin Laden was more popular among Muslims is Nigeria. It was 44% in 2003 to 54 in 2009 (7 ).

Also it's been reported that Qaeda is starting to see economic hard times. In Afghanistan Al Qaeda leader Abu al-Yazid said their militants were short of food, weapons and other supplies needed there. There have been other past request by "charity and support" of their militant network (8 ). The US treasury department's assistant secretary for terrorist financing David Cohen, "We assess that al-Qaida is in its weakest financial condition in several years, and that, as a result, its influence is waning,"(9 ).

Another Muslim who rejects Bin Laden is Somlia Information Minister Farahan Ali Mohamoud said "We know that bin Laden has his own problems in the mountainous area of Tora Bora where he is hiding, so he has no place making such statements at a time when Somalia is keen to emerge from 21 years violence,". He said this after Bin Laden made threats to the Somali government (10 ).

A former Saudi mufti, Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz said about Bin Laden picking the path of terror "So my advice to ... bin Ladin ... and all those who traverse [his] way is to leave alone this disastrous path." (11 ).

The founder of Islamic Centre for Computerization of Dawah, Baba Adam said "The negative stereotyping of Islam is caused by some Muslims themselves and not the teaching itself because the Islamic teaching is totally different from how outsiders see it."(12 ).

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