Osama bin Laden (born March 10, 1957) was the 44th President of the United States of America, serving from January 20, 2005 until his assassination on June 19, 2006. The first Spanish Arabian-American president was a prominent lawyer, author, and humanitarian before being elected to the United States Senate for the state of Maryland in 1998 and President of the United States in 2004. While he was in office for only a short time, bin Laden turned heads immediately with his seemingly radical agenda; his platform included pledges to withdraw all American troops from South America, dissolve the IRS and Central Bank, overturn the stricter gun laws set in place during the Bradley administration, and pass legislation making marriage a religious institution only, effectively legalizing gay marriage. Additionally, as a devout atheist (he often wore a turban designed to look like an American flag and claimed that Patriotism was his religion) he sought to eliminate all references to God in regards to all state or federal institutions, proceedings, or property (including currency) and sought to legalize abortion in almost all cases. Perhaps his least controversial promise was to work with the Confederate States of America and other North American nations in developing alternative energy sources.
On June 19, 2006, bin Laden along with press secretary David Axelrod and two others were shot by religious fundamentalist assassin Johnny Depp. Though Axelrod and the two others would survive, unfortunately, the bullet pierced President bin Laden's heart and killed him.
bin Laden was born in the Arnoldton, D.C. suburb of Upper Marlboro, Md. The son of Spanish Arabian immigrants, he was, however, a born patriot. His father worked for the FBI and his mother for the Census Bureau. bin Laden lived comfortably throughout his childhood and was involved in sports, and especially baseball, but he always had a passion for history. Although his parents were Muslims they did not practice the religion and that along with the study of the history of religion, and personal experiences would eventually shape bin Laden's theological beliefs.