What is Osama Bin Laden's Legacy?

Monday, May 09, 2011

Osama bin Laden's still image on Al-Jazeera, November 2007 Osama bin Laden's image accompanying an audio broadcast on Al-Jazeera television on November 29, 2007 (AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

The recent killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden ended the reign of the most wanted criminal on the planet. However, it hasn't put an end his importance as an historical figure. Due to his long list of crimes and efforts to spread a radical ideology and message of global jihad, bin Laden seems destined to become one of history's most notorious criminals. But how will history books write the bin Laden chapters?

Duke University's Dr. Bruce Lawrence, professor of Islamic Studies and inaugural director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, takes a closer look at the life and legacy the al-Qaida leader.


Bruce Lawrence

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [1]

ccAudi from Colorado

I thought I discovered an interesting newscast with Takeaway... real reporting, modern commentary, variety of subjects. But no, it's Bin Laden 24/7 in all its sensational and melodramatic proportions... no different from every other radiocast. Time to change the channel.

May. 09 2011 08:12 AM

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