The end of Osama bin Laden
Ever since the twin towers of World Trade Center collapsed in New York on September 11, 2001, United States of America was hot on the heels of Osama bin Laden, the founder and main source of inspiration of al-Qaida, the organization accused of carrying out that heinous attack. Osama was considered as the fountainhead of all terrorist activities across the world and western powers were sparing no efforts to track this elusive leader. There were numerous reports of sightings of bin Laden but catching up on the world’s most notorious fugitive was becoming almost impossible. In fact, for quite some time, sightings of bin Laden had become a joke, almost similar to the sightings of UFOs (Schabner, 2011). But on May 1, 2011, nearly a full decade after the dastardly destruction of twin towers, the President of United States of America declared that bin Laden was located in a fortress like house in Abbottabad, a garrison town in Pakistan, and killed in a commando operation. This operation had all the makings of a movie thriller and seemed fascinating in its use of latest technology and show of extreme personal courage by the commandos. The whole operation was carried out by US personnel without any help from their Pakistani counterparts and it was sheer cutting edge technology that hid their helicopters from the prying eyes of Pakistani radars. Pakistan military did not have the slightest inkling that US helicopters had violated their airspace and had ventured deep in their territory, picked out their target and decamped with his dead body. One of the helicopters malfunctioned during the operation and the commandos blew it up to prevent it from falling in Chinese hands. China, incidentally, is possibly the best friend of Pakistan which is gradually becoming isolated from world community because of its persistent dalliance with international terrorism and using it as a state policy against its neighbors (Schabner, 2011). US President went to...
According to Scheuer Michael (1), OsamaBin-Muhammad bin-Awad binLaden was born in the al-Maz district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 10, 1957. Bin-Laden father was Muhammad bin-Awad binLaden, was born into Yemen’s Kenda tribe around 1908, and his mother Allia Ghanem, she was from a largely secular middle-class Syrian family of Yemeni origin. Osama’s has fifty-two siblings: twenty-eight brothers and twenty-four sisters from his father and four sibling: three brothers and one sister from his mother. The siblings of Osama from his father are:
From mid 1940s to 1950:
Sons: Salem, Ali, Thabit, Mahrous, Hassan, Omar, Bakr, Khaled, Yeslam, Ghalib, Yahya, Abdulaziz, Issa, Tareq.
Daughters: Aysha, Fatima, Sheika, Su’add, Tayyeba, Wafa, Nour.
From 1951 to 1959:
Sons: Ahmad, Ibrahim, Shafiqi, Osama, Khalil, Saleh, Haider.
Daughters: Salma, Zeenat, Ruqqueiya, Randa, Zubaida, Najiah, Samiah, Muna, Saleha, Mariam, Fowaziyah, Raja, Huda, Seema.
From 1959 to 1967
Sons: Saad, Abdullah, Yasir, Mohammad.
Daughters: Raedah, Eman, Aetedal, Sahar, Iiham, Sana’a, Malak, Muneera.
From Osama mother:
Son: Ahad Mohammad, the rest are unknown and Daughter’s name is Fatima Mohammed al-Attas.
According to Scheuer Michael (1), Osama...
...OsamaBinLadenOsamabin Mohammed bin Awad binLaden lived from 1957 until his death in 2011. He was the founder of Al Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the attacks on the United States and numerous other mass casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. For many years he was public enemy number one, and the most wanted man in the world. He was a member of the wealthy Saudi binLaden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite. He was a very tall man who stood about 6’ 6”, and weighed approximately 160 pounds. He had an olive colored skin complexion, with brown hair and brown eyes, and for the most part always grew a long untrimmed beard.
Osamabin Mohammed bin Awad binLaden also known as OsamabinLaden, and Usama binLaden was born March 10, 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to his father Mohammed bin Awad binLaden, and his father’s tenth wife Syrian born Alia Ghanem. Osama was born into a very wealthy family, and was his father’s seventh of 50 children. His father was a billionaire construction businessman with close ties to the Saudi royal family. Osama was the only child born from his father’s...
Terrorism is a problem that almost every country in the world has to deal with. The United States has had many terrorist attacks, whether directed towards the military, the government and its property, or people. The United States has dealt with this terrorism on many occasions. A terrorist is someone, often a leader of a group who causes intentional destruction and fear on another person, groups or society, disregarding the safety of the other persons for many times the perpetrators claim to carry out these malicious attacks religious, political or, ideological reasons.
On Thursday, October 12, 2000, while refueling at a port in Aden, Yemen, the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by two suicide bombers navigating a small motorboat full of explosives. The explosion killed 17 crewmembers and wounded 39 others. The day of the bombing, U.S. President Bill Clinton said in a statement, “If, as it now appears, this was an act of terrorism, it was a despicable and cowardly act.” The attack represented the first major international terrorist attack on a U.S. facility since the 1998 bombings of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the deadliest against a U.S. Naval vessel since the USS Stark came under Iraqi attack in 1987.
On September 11, 2001 a horrific event took place that left a scar on the United States. Nineteen militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four...
...variations of bin Laden's name
Because there is no universally accepted standard in the West for transliterating Arabic words and names into English, bin Laden's name is transliterated in many ways. The version often used by most English-language mass media is OsamabinLaden. Most American government agencies, including the FBI and CIA, use either "Usama binLaden" or "Usamabin Ladin", both of which are often abbreviated to UBL. Less common renderings include "Ussamah Bin Ladin" and "Oussama Ben Laden" (French-language mass media). The latter part of the name can also be found as "Binladen" or "Binladin".
Strictly speaking, Arabic linguistic conventions dictate that he be referred to as "Osama" or "OsamabinLaden", not "binLaden," as "BinLaden" is not used as a surname in the Western manner, but simply as part of his name, which in its entirety means "Osama, son of Mohammed, son of 'Awad, son of Laden". However, the binLaden family (or "Binladin", as they prefer to be known) do generally use the name as a surname in the Western style. Consequently "binLaden" has become nearly universal in Western references to him, Arabic convention...
...know the mastermind of OsamaBinLaden was behind plenty of terror attacks to what we all call home, and the destruction from 9/11. In which the tragedy was unexpected, as all are, plenty of innocent lives were taken and devastation was placed in hearts. Yet, to this day, many questions still float around in the minds of Americans and the media as well. Everyone wants to know the reasoning behind such a cowardly act and why were situations extended beyond meanings.
OsamaBinLaden was born in Saudi Arabia into the BinLaden family to his father Mohammed Bin Awad BinLaden, who is also a billionaire. Osama was the founder of Al-Qaeda, the Islamist organization that claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks on the US. Also, they claimed responsibility for the numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets.
The motives behind the attacks have nothing to do with the order to force us to convert to Islam or that they don’t like freedom or that they are envious. Osama stated repeatedly that all the attacks would continue until specific foreign policies (American policy in the Middle East and it’s support of Israel) are stopped. Rumors were spread that all the attacks began because of our religious beliefs. False information only threw citizens into panic. The...
...Death of OsamabinLadenOsamabinLaden, the former head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1 am local time by Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six). The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency-led operation. In addition to DEVGRU, participating units included the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and CIA operatives.The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was launched from Afghanistan. After the raid, U.S. forces took bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried it at sea within 24 hours of his death.
Al-Qaeda confirmed the death on May 6 with posts made on militant websites, vowing to avenge the killing. Other Pakistani militant groups, including the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, also vowed retaliation against the U.S. and against Pakistan for not preventing the operation. Bin Laden's killing was generally favorably received by U.S. public opinion; was welcomed by the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, and a large number of governments; but was condemned by some, including Fidel Castro of Cuba and Ismail Haniyeh, the head of...
...Why Muslims do not take binladen as a hero?
OsamaBinLaden is dead. The U.S. government has been on his trail for almost 13 years and after America offered $25 million on his head—dead or alive he simply became the target of the largest manhunt ever taken in the history of mankind. But not everyone celebrated Bin Laden’s death. Not everyone saw him as a terrorist, in fact, some thought of him as a hero. Although BinLaden may be regarded as a hero, but by killing innocent civilians, hijacking the noble religion and culture of Islam, and pushing the Al-Qaeda's mentally challenged individuals as suicide bombers he has to be considered as a true terrorist.
The debate about BinLaden is a big and a very controversial one. Some people, like the Afghanistan people, might think that binladen is a hero for taking revenge for Muslims from America. They might believe that by planning for the 9/11 events, BinLaden showed America that Muslims can fight back. Also, the fact that he was killed without a trial made a lot of people question whether it was the right thing to do or not. According to Ortiz and Kirschbaum's article from Reuters, Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero went the farthest, becoming the first European leader to say openly that...
Death of OsamabinLaden: Effect on Al-Qaeda
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Death of OsamabinLaden: Effect on Al-Qaeda
It is difficult to ascertain the existing information in relation to Osamabin Laden’s childhood since most sources of information about him are unreliable. Osama, as commonly referred, was born on 10th March, 1957 in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh (Amidon, 2011). Before forming Al-Qaeda in 1988, binLaden was a member of mujahedeen forces in Pakistan where he helped mujahedeen funding them with money, arms and fighters to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan. As a leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama was motivated by a conviction that United State’s foreign policy oppressed, exploited, harmed or otherwise killed Muslims in the Middle East. To accomplish his own objectives, binLaden raged war against the Americans through initiating series of bombings and suicidal attacks the American citizens (Bowden, 2012). This lead the United States to declare war against Al-Qaeda and other global Islamist militia. May 1, 2011, the world witness the death of OsamabinLaden, after the SEAL Team Six ambushed Osama’s residence in Abbottbad killing him on the Spot (Inkster, 2012). This paper...