101 Facts About Osama Laden

1. Osama Laden went into hiding and, for more than 10 years, he was hunted along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

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2. On September 11, 2001, Osama Laden would deliver his most devastating blow to the United States.

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3. Osama Laden graduated from Al Thager in 1976, the same year his first child, a son named Abdullah, was born.

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4. Osama Laden was pushed to grow up rather quickly during his time at Al Thagher.

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5. At the age of 14, Osama Laden was recognized as an outstanding, if somewhat shy, student at Al Thagher.

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6. Bin Osama Laden was outraged when Saudi Arabia relied instead on US troops for protection during the Persian Gulf War, leading to a growing rift between bin Laden and the country's leaders, and in 1991 he left Saudi Arabia, settling in Sudan at the end of the year.

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7. Bin Osama Laden was one of more than 50 children of Muhammad bin Laden, a self-made billionaire who, after immigrating to Saudi Arabia from Yemen as a labourer, rose to direct major construction projects for the Saudi royal family.

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8. Osama Laden is a former roommate of Ahmed Ressam, the man arrested at the Canadian-US border in mid-December 1999 with a car full of nitroglycerin and bomb-making materials.

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9. Osama Laden told the attending journalists, "You will see the results of this in a very short time.

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10. Osama Laden issued a fatwa against the United States, which was first published in Al Quds Al Arabi, a London-based newspaper.

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11. Osama Laden chose to return to Jalalabad, Afghanistan aboard a chartered flight on May 18, 1996; there he forged a close relationship with Mullah Mohammed Omar.

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12. In late 1995, when Bin Osama Laden was still in Sudan, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency learned that Sudanese officials were discussing with the Saudi government the possibility of expelling Bin Laden.

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13. Osama Laden was generous to the poor and popular with the people.

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14. Osama Laden was the Sudan agent for the British firm Hunting Surveys, and built roads using the same bulldozers he had employed to construct mountain tracks in Afghanistan.

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15. Osama Laden bought a house on Al-Mashtal Street in the affluent Al-Riyadh quarter and a retreat at Soba on the Blue Nile.

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16. Osama Laden was angered by the internecine tribal fighting among the Afghans.

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17. Osama Laden was indicted on terrorism charges by law enforcement agencies in Madrid, New York City, and Tripoli.

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18. Osama Laden called for the elimination of Israel, and called upon the United States to withdraw all of its civilians and military personnel from the Middle East, as well as from every Islamic country of the world.

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19. Osama Laden opposed such alternatives such as secular government, as well as "pan-Arabism, socialism, communism, democracy.

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20. Osama Laden studied economics and business administration at King Abdulaziz University.

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21. Osama Laden was banished from Saudi Arabia in 1992, and shifted his base to Sudan, until US pressure forced him to leave Sudan in 1996.

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22. Osama Laden helped to fund the Mujahideen by funneling arms, money and fighters from the Arab world into Afghanistan, and gained popularity among many Arabs.

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23. Osama Laden was born in Saudi Arabia and studied at university in the country until 1979, when he joined Mujahideen forces in Pakistan fighting against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

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24. Osama Laden was a Saudi Arabian until 1994, a member of the wealthy bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite.

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25. Osama bin Osama Laden talked a big game about sharia law, but by the end of his ten years hiding in a compound in Pakistan, he'd developed a porn addiction.

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26. Osama bin Osama Laden spent a big part of his last few years playing video games.

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27. In the 1990s, Osama bin Osama Laden stayed in Highbury, England, and he became a huge fan of the Arsenal football team.

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28. Osama bin Osama Laden had wanted to be a cowboy since he was a little boy.

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29. Bin Osama Laden had copies of Ice Age, Ants, Tom and Jerry, and even some episodes of that old kids' cartoon Jackie Chan Adventures.

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30. Osama bin Osama Laden had a whole selection of Hollywood cartoons on his computer.

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31. Osama Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957 or 1958.

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32. Bin Osama Laden reportedly dies of a gunshot wound to the head.

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33. Bin Osama Laden is reportedly outraged at their presence, and soon begins to target the United States for its presence on Saudi soil near the Muslim holy sites of Mecca and Medina.

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34. Bin Osama Laden returns to Saudi Arabia to work for the family construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group.

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35. Bin Osama Laden married for the first time at age 17, to a Syrian cousin, Najwa.

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36. Osama bin Osama Laden was 6ft 5in tall and he had an estimated net worth of $50 million.

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37. On the 2 May 2011, Osama bin Osama Laden was killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad Pakistan.

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38. Osama bin Osama Laden became critical of the Saudi Government and was concerned about the presence of US troops in the country.

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39. Osama bin Osama Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957.

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40. Bin Osama Laden was known for his media savvy, using the Islamic imagery of the cave in Tora Bora "as a way of identifying himself with the prophet in the minds of many Muslims", despite the fact the caves in question were tunnels dug with the modern technology of earth moving machinery to store ammunition.

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41. Bin Osama Laden had been praised for his self-denial, despite his great wealth—or former great wealth.

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42. In terms of personality, bin Osama Laden was described as a soft-spoken, mild mannered man.

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43. Bin Osama Laden was described by University friend Jamal Khalifa as extremely religious.

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44. Bin Osama Laden earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979 from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.

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45. Osama bin Osama Laden was raised as a devout Sunni Muslim.

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46. In 1974, at the age of 18, bin Osama Laden married his first wife Najwa Ghanem at Latakia, Syria.

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47. Bin Osama Laden asked his children to forgive him for not having spent enough time with them.

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48. On May 2, 2011, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Osama Laden is killed by US Special Forces during an early morning raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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49. On September 11, 2001, bin Osama Laden masterminded an attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington, DC, killing nearly three thousand people.

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50. Bin Osama Laden says that the United States has seized control of Islam's holiest shrines, including the main mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.

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51. In the statement, Osama bin Osama Laden tells Muslims worldwide that they have a religious duty to kill Americans and their allies wherever possible.

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52. Bin Osama Laden refers to protecting Saudi Arabia, the homeland of Islam, from American influence and specifically from the presence of US troops there.

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53. Bin Osama Laden disappeared from view after the US attacks on Afghanistan, leaving people to wonder whether he had become ill and died, been killed in the bombing, or found a hiding place to plan another attack.

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54. Bin Osama Laden had become a public hero to many people in Muslim countries.

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55. On September 11, 2001, bin Osama Laden brought his campaign to the United States itself.

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56. Bin Osama Laden resumed his activities, recruiting fighters and funding the Taliban.

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57. Bin Osama Laden sided with the Taliban and soon provided them with $3 million to finance their fight.

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58. On this basis, bin Osama Laden is often blamed for attacks by groups over which he has little control.

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59. Bin Osama Laden is a facilitator—a practitioner of the most ancient way of doing things in the Middle East….

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60. Bin Osama Laden called for changes in the Saudi government, a call that.

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61. Bin Osama Laden helped finance about a dozen Islamic terrorist groups in other countries.

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62. Bin Osama Laden used his inheritance to buy or build new businesses in Sudan.

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63. Bin Osama Laden approached the Saudi government and offered to recruit some of the fighters from Afghanistan to help defend Saudi Arabia against any possible threat from Iraq.

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64. Bin Osama Laden was ordered to stop making speeches and to remain in Saudi Arabia.

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65. Bin Osama Laden recruited experienced military men from Syria and Egypt and fighters from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, Egypt, and Yemen.

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66. Bin Osama Laden inherited a large fortune, estimated at between $80 and $300 million.

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67. Bin Osama Laden is believed to have been born in 1957 in Saudi Arabia.

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68. Bin Osama Laden was reported to have financed or trained Islamic guerrillas operating in Kosovo, Kashmir, the Philippines, and elsewhere.

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69. Bin Osama Laden was the CEO, and each unit, which could thrive apart from the other divisions, was headed by the equivalent of a vice president.

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70. On the contrary, at the university bin Osama Laden was earnest and studious.

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71. Bin Osama Laden denied involvement in the attacks, but he praised the hijackers for their acts.

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72. Bin Osama Laden is suspected of orchestrating a botched attack on the USS The Sullivans, a US warship stationed off the coast of Yemen.

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73. Bin Osama Laden regarded even American humanitarian efforts as disgraces to Muslim countries.

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74. Under the influence of this group, bin Osama Laden was persuaded to help expand the jihad and enlist as many Muslims as possible to rebel against so-called infidel regimes.

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75. Bin Osama Laden was first married at the age of 17 to a Syrian cousin.

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76. Bin Osama Laden had many aliases and nicknames, such as "the Prince", "the Emir", "Abu Abdallah", "Mujahid Shayekh", and "the Director".

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77. On May 2, 2011, bin Osama Laden was shot and killed inside a private residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by members of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Central Intelligence Agency operatives in a covert operation ordered by US President Barack Obama.

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78. Osama bin Osama Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957.

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79. On May 2, 2011, bin Osama Laden was killed when a small US force transported by helicopters raided the compound.

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80. In 1994, as bin Osama Laden expanded his group's infrastructure in Sudan and trained Islamic militants to participate in conflicts around the world, Saudi Arabia revoked his citizenship and froze his assets, forcing him to rely on outside sources for funding.

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81. Bin Osama Laden publicly praised other groups' attacks on Americans, including the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.

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82. Bin Osama Laden was living with his 4 wives, 14 children and few others including brothers and friends when the house was attacked by the US Army.

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83. Osama Bin Osama Laden had been in Pakistan's custody since 2006 after leaving the Hindu Kush Mountains, but the ISI bribed some tribesman to get information about his hideout.

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84. In 1988, bin Osama Laden created a new group, called al-Qaida that would focus on symbolic acts of terrorism instead of military campaigns.

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85. Osama bin Osama Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957 or 1958.

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86. Osama bin Osama Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 AM local time by a United States military special operations unit.

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87. Bin Osama Laden remains the only fugitive ever to be listed on both FBI fugitive lists.

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88. Bin Osama Laden was among a group of thirteen fugitive terrorists wanted on that latter list for questioning about the 1998 embassy bombings.

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89. Bin Osama Laden was still wanted by the Libyan government at the time of his death.

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90. In the 2004 video, bin Osama Laden abandoned his denials without retracting past statements.

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91. At the public announcement of the fatwa bin Osama Laden announced that North Americans are "very easy targets".

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92. In 1992 or 1993 bin Osama Laden sent an emissary, Qari el-Said, with $40,000 to Algeria to aid the Islamists and urge war rather than negotiation with the government.

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93. In August 1996, bin Osama Laden declared war against the United States.

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94. Bin Osama Laden continued to speak publicly against the Saudi government, for which the Saudis banished him.

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95. Bin Osama Laden met with King Fahd, and Saudi Defense Minister Sultan, telling them not to depend on non-Muslim assistance from the United States and others, and offering to help defend Saudi Arabia with his Arab legion.

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96. Bin Osama Laden established camps inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan and trained volunteers from across the Muslim world to fight against the Soviet-backed regime, the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan; he would participate in some combat activity, such as the Battle of Jaji.

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97. Bin Osama Laden made a number of contradictory comments on democracy:.

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98. Bin Osama Laden believed climate change to be a serious threat and penned a letter urging Americans to work with president Barack Obama to make "a rational decision to save humanity from the harmful gases that threaten its destiny".

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99. In a 2004 tape broadcast by al-Jazeera, bin Osama Laden spoke of "bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy".

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100. Bin Osama Laden was opposed to music on religious grounds, and his attitude towards technology was mixed.

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101. Bin Osama Laden was heavily anti-Semitic, stating that most of the negative events that occurred in the world were the direct result of Jewish actions.

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