Sorry guys- i quickly read through the thread and didn't look at the link. I must have looked at it quickly and misread it- i thought it was about Barak Obama.
Sorry- i was referring to Barack Obama, not Osama bin Laden. My mistake- i read the title wrong.
One of my students is from Kenya. In fact, Obama's father was originally from his village, and thus everybody there is following his political career and candidacy with interest (though V. obviously never knew his father, as he's just getting out of his teens). I told V. about your mistake this morning (not mentioning names or anything), thinking he might find it funny, as he's so interested in African-Americans and U.S. politics, and he asked me to assure you that "Obama" is a common name in his tribe, and that they're Christians, and have nothing to do with Islamic terrorists. He was so earnest about it!