Over the last year or so, i've read with some unease a growing number of attacks on people like Bin Laden, and in particular these attacks come from our American brothers.
The unease isn't because i agree with Bin Laden or his wayward understanding of jihad (as i've mentioned several times before); the unease is because the attacks on him have now descended to nothing more than what you'd expect from a Robert Spencer fan. Previously he was referred to just as a maniac, but Umar Lee in his most recent post likens him to a turd. hmm...
Some of his readers are no better. Abu Sinan also has a bone to pick with bin Laden: apparently he is vain for dyeing his beard black. Solaimaan calls bin Laden a wild baboon and so on.
Worst of all is the affirmation of these usually intelligent bloggers (Solaimaan excluded) that all Bin Laden wants to do is "to see the streets flow red with the blood of millions." It seems that the FOX news they despise so much isn't without effect on them. I think its foolish to believe that Bin Laden is that one-dimensional. Even a cursory glance over his speeches shows that there is more to the man then what the right-wing media would have us believe.
In a country where many brothers are now too frightened to write to innocent imprisoned Muslims for fear of getting a knock at the door, could it be that these American brothers feel they have something to prove?