So wait a minute, you read an AQ statement and just because AQ calls him a martyr that's what he is? AQ also called him the Great Sheik and an inspirational leader....do you believe that too? UBL was killed in a bedroom reaching for a gun while hiding behind his wife. The guy was taken down like cowardly criminal, he was no martyr.
I think that's been debunked. You can call the guy a lot of things, but I don't know if I'd use the word "coward." He left millions of dollars to go fight the powerful USSR in Afghanistan. That's why he has credibility over there. I think the more accurate way to describe him is to call him a "religious fanatic."