A symbol of a culture can be a thing, an action or activity as well as a person. In the case of Osama Bin Laden, he is definitely a symbol of a culture but depend on each individual or group of people, he could be a saint or a devil.
For most of American and people around the world who had their relatives died in terrorist attacks that related to AL-Qaeda. He is always a devil who took many innocent people away from their families. Osama Bin Laden in this case is a symbol of an angry and cruelty religious in specific and Muslim culture in general which always consider infidel people as its enemies. For those who are Muslim and do not support his ideas, Osama Bin Laden is not a symbol of their religious, their culture. In fact, he is a counter culture symbol of Muslim.
In another hand, for those who support him in specific and terrorism in general, Osama Bin Laden has become one of their saints. He is a hero among them. He was the one who brought up the idea of sweeping all infidel people out of their holy land throughout Middle East region. All his ideas are now dogmas for them. In this case he is more to be a subculture symbol of Muslim.
In conclusion, Osama Bin Laden is a symbol of Muslim culture or not all depend on the way each individual’s thinking of him and how everything he did impact each of us. In my opinion, Osama Bin Laden is more to be counter culture symbol of Muslim culture.