I wanted to comment on this immediately after I saw it, but didn’t get a chance. I’m sure that among a certain demographic, Bin Laden’s strategy is raking in recruits and money. But among the Islamic population at large, I can’t see how being the target of the bombers is going to help your popularity.
My news headline graphic noted this on June 28th:
Keep in mind that this poll was conducted in May, long before either the London bombings or the suicide bombing in Baghdad that slaughtered dozens of children.
Here is the Pew page with details.