Osama bin Laden as a Multi-Vocal Symbol
Relying on surveys carried out shortly after his death, this article includes the opinions of Muslims of varying nationalities, though currently living in Dubai, towards the figure of Osama bin Laden. In responding to the often positive opinions elicited, despite the general awareness of his crimes, this article explores the potential of bin Laden, and implicitly that of all "Salafijihadis," to function as a multi-vocal symbol capable of uniting historically distinct, though overlapping, discourses on jihad
Gauvain, Richard, "Osama bin Laden as a Multi-Vocal Symbol" (2011). Political Science. 77.