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ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • May 2, 2011

Was Osama a terrorist?

What do you think people? How can we call Osama a terrorist? He gave up his *millions* for the sake of his own people.
If he was really a greedy man then he would be engaged in his construction business that his father started. He would have never gone against King Faisal Saud.

He wanted to protect his country.

He reacted swiftly to Iraqi invasion and saw it fulfilling his prophecy. He immediately forwarded another letter to the king suggesting in detail how to protect the country from potentially advancing Iraqi forces. In addition to many military tactics suggested, he volunteered to bring all the Arab mujahedeen to defend the kingdom. That letter was presented in the first few days of the incident...
Source: Who Is Bin Laden? - A Biography Of Osama Bin Laden | Hunting Bin Laden | FRONTLINE | PBS
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • May 2, 2011
Rules:

Do not take any comment as an offence.

This is just to ignite thinking to decide what is good and what is bad.

*If good, then why/ why not?* and *If bad then why/ why not.*
Mr.Don
Mr.Don • May 2, 2011
@Ishan Everyone will have some good in them and considering the good some one had done to their own. We can only say that are really good persons. On this part Osama is really good person in which he had served many of his own people.

but

It shouldn't be an expense of other human lives. He had killed many people who were in his way to feed his people. It shouldn't be like that.

Money, religion and power shouldn't become the barriers between humans. Until the day they exist as an important part in human life, many people like Osama bin Laden will start to grow and fight for their existence. Everyone had committed mistakes in his case but because he was responsible for the death of many humans. I will say he is a terrorist.
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • May 4, 2011
Was Osama a terrorist?

That depends on your definition of a terrorist.
Osama might have helped his people.. He might also have been idolized and hailed by some group of people..
But the way he did that is what is questionable. Killing innocent people and damaging public property, just to prove a point, is not a good thing from any one's point of view..
So, Osama was definitely a terrorist (of course, according to my definition of a terrorist).
jhnmichle
jhnmichle • May 4, 2011
There is no internationally accepted definition of terrorism???
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • May 4, 2011
jhnmichle
There is no internationally accepted definition of terrorism???
There is.. But that definition is not necessarily accepted by everyone.. And you can't say that anyone who doesn't accept the current definition of a terrorist is a terrorist himself..

Anyway, I think I'm deviating from the topic.. To reiterate, Osama was a terrorist, according to me, and also according to any modern definition of a terrorist that I have come across..
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 4, 2011
Every government in the world has at some point or the other killed innocent people - out of their own interest. The interesting thing is that every 'killer' does it in the name of 'justice'. Sad.
Ammar Aziz
Ammar Aziz • May 4, 2011
dear friend your comment is 99.99% true. actually it is the media propeganda to blame someone for the sake of superpowers
Ammar Aziz
Ammar Aziz • May 4, 2011
dear friend your comments are not based on reality i think you are affected by media double mindness
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • May 4, 2011
So Terrorism, I have seen everyone’s replies and I think you all have good points. Now This is my idea of what terrorism is. 😀

Terrorism according to me is terrorizing people for personal greed. So if you think whatever I have just stated is correct then let us be clear that Osama was not greedy.
Certain people who resort to extremism are called or treated like proven terrorists because they go against present day government.
Now the real terrorists in world according to me are Hitler, Muammar Gaddafi etc. these people oppressed, slaughtered many people. Hitler slaughtered Jews; Muammar Gaddafi is slaughtering his own people, Aurangzeb slaughtered many Hindus.
Does anyone call these people as terrorists? No because they were *heads of states*.
To make my point clear America has killed many innocent Muslims in it’s so called drone air attacks. America killed number more people than Osama killed Americans. The good work done by Osama can be seen in Sudan.
Does anyone know Fidel Castro? He is not called a terrorist because he was victorious in his war against America. He could form a state of Cuba.
Osama is called a terrorist because he lost in his war against America. But take my word in case his supporters can form an Islamic state which he wanted to, then he would be called father of that nation. He will no longer be called a terrorist then.
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • May 4, 2011
One more thing, we are calling Osama as a terrorist because America is calling him one. I think tongue is yours but the one speaking from it is America.

Please do not get offended by my words. I am saying this because everyone blindly accepted that he is a terrorist just because media told us so.

Has anyone thought even for a second that "Is he really?" or if yes "what were conditions that made him so?"
Mr.Don
Mr.Don • May 6, 2011
@Ishan in my view Osama is a terrorist because he killed many people and if we talk about killing innocent people.

I have a few questions for Osama if he's really made a purposeful fight(I don't think its a purposeful fight either.)

What he's fighting for? To spread his religion.

Who do he really wanted to kill when crashed the twin towers. You must have known how many innocent people were dead in that attack.

Planting bombs in public places aren't these activities are of terrorists and I also agree your above point but these are only my views.

In my view any person harms any one in the name of religion,greed or any other cause will be terrorist. No matter he won or lost the battle.
Mr.Don
Mr.Don • May 6, 2011
and he might be a god in a muslim nation but he definitely will not be a god in a country like America and even in India which has a fair amount of muslims.

P.S 😁 hehe 😛 😒 only my views.
Pranay Uparkar
Pranay Uparkar • May 17, 2011
no. he is criticized as terrorist bcoz he ws against america.
daud is criticized as DON in india. what a status man.
i m a fan of hitler. he too was right on his own way
Pranay Uparkar
Pranay Uparkar • May 17, 2011
buddy all is fair in love and war
Smell Smoke
Smell Smoke • May 20, 2011
Well the definition of Terrorist is one thing i still got doubt on. Whether osama was good or bad depends on the importance for us to which what he has done. He killed people and he did feed some. He considered those people more important or more needy. Thus saying someone as good or bad will depend on the particular situation. Nobody is a GOOD boy or a BAD boy.
As jesus told, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Kautilya
Kautilya • Jul 26, 2011
Perhaps we should try to imagine the plight of a six year old in 2001 who would never get to see his father for no fault of his own.

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