Shaikh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi'i, the Salafi Scholar of Yemen stated, as was published in the Kuwaiti magazine "ar-Ra'i, dated 19/12/1998:
I absolve and exonerate myself (in front of Allah) from Bin Ladin, for he is a misfortune and a calamity upon the ummah (Muslim nation), and his actions are evil.
Shaikh Salih Aal ash-Shaikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Saudi Arabia, stated in a lecture on the subject of deviations in the understanding of Islam,
... until in these times, perhaps you have heard some teachers praising Usama Bin Ladin, and this is a deficiency in understanding Islam.
Originally published in the newspaper, ar-Riyadh 8/11/2001. Refer to the book, "The Ideology of terrorism and Violence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Its Origin, Causes, Spreading and Cure" of Abdus-Salam bin Salim bin Rajaa as-Sihimi.