Muslim world had soured on bin Laden since 9/11
Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda had been losing support in Muslim world
Los Angeles Times
Muslim world reaction mixed
Poll: Bin Laden out of favor among Muslims
Arab response to bin Laden’s death muted
Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years
In the months leading up to Osama bin Laden’s death, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al Qaeda leader. Al Qaeda itself also received largely negative ratings among Muslim publics in the 2011 survey.