The man that the US of A love to hate is officially dead as a doornail, apparently shot in a US-led commando raid on his hideout somewhere in Pakistan. When I first read the news, the first thing I felt was relief. After all, a good Khawarij is always a dead one. OBL’s greatest mistake was to pick out civilian targets for his so-called “global war” against the US, and I never could understand the rationale for doing so. If he had launched his attacks against Israel, that would have made better sense. Then again, the Khawarij never had a record for ever thinking straight or take into consideration the immense harm they would do to Islam in general and the Muslim ummah in particular by killing innocent lives.