Compare And Contrast Gandhi And Osama Bin Laden

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Mahatma Gandhi and Osama Bin Laden were two famous leaders who had different objectives to accomplish. Both were influential figures who were able to motivate thousands of people to act on their behalf. Both were killed either by opponents. While Mahatma Gandhi fought for freedom and civil rights and was nothing but a pacifist promoting compassion, Osama Bin Laden was a militant who wanted to implement extreme religious ideas and fought for intolerance and war. Bin Laden controlled people through fear, and Mahatma Gandhi encouraged people through peace. Good and bad people exist all over the world, but some are more extreme than the other. Mahatma Gandhi and Osama Bin Laden represent two such extremes.
Mahatma Gandhi was born 1896 and Osama Bin Laden was born on 10TH March, 1957.
Mahatma Gandhi is well respected in India and all over the world. He fought for making India free from British rule by peace. While Osama Bin Laden is hated by people because he spread violence and fear all over the world. The main weapon of Mahatma Gandhi in his fight against British Empire was peace and non-violence, whereas the main weapon of Osama Bin Laden was fear and violence. Mahatma Gandhi was graduated from UCL Faculty of Law from London (UK), and Osama Bin Laden was graduated from King Abdulaziz University. Both Gandhi and Bin Laden had graduated from reputed institutions, but they both had a different way of achieving goals. One was spreading peace and made India independent from British

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