Osama Bin Laden

Most wanted terrorist! Wanted died or alive. He was part of Al-Qaedas for over two decades. Osama Bin Laden wanted to increase the influence of the Muslim world. To do so, he was part of 9/11 and had other attacks on the World Trade and the Pentagon.

Personal Background
Osama Bin Laden was born on March 10,1957. His birth name is Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (CNN). Bin means son of, so Osama was son of Muhammad and Muhammad was son of Awad and Awad was son of Laden. Osama Bin Laden is also spelled Usama Bin Laden (Zalman). He was born in Riyadin, Saudi Arabia. Osama was either the 17th or 25th son of Muhammad (Rowen). His father is of Vemeni origins and he had a Syrian mother. (Johnson). At age 18, he was married to his first wife. he had four other wives, and twenty kids. He got his education at King AbdulAziz University in Seddah (CNN). He studied management and economics (Rowen).He grew up with his mom and his stepfather. He became a billionaire and his wealth gave him access to elite Al Thager model school. He attended from 1968-1976. (Zalman) In 1988 bin laden found Al-Qaeda and travels to Afghanistan to join Jihad. For more than two decades he had been Al Qaeda's leader. he had an involvement in the 1998 U.s bombings. He was responsible for 9/11, and other attacks on the U.S. He was popular with Arabic people. He had declared war from Afghanistan on the U.s. He turned into a most wanted terrorist, then later on turned into the top ten most wanted fugitives (CNN). From 2001-2011 bin Laden was a major target (FBI). He was found in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama bin Laden died on May 2, 2011 by US NAVY SEALs. His body was buried at sea. (CNN)

Personality Traits
Osama was very wealthy and came from a wealthy family. He became a billionaire by building his company into the largest construction firm in the Saudi kingdom. This shows that he was very hardworking. He had lots of children like his father showing that he was vain and loved having children to represent himself. He tried to make his sons tough by punishing them also showing how discipline he was. He suffered from kidney disease which made him walk with a cane. He was controlling, competitive, and ambitious (Aubrey). He was a terrorist which made him an narcissist. He was controlling by having demand over thousands of people around the world. His ambition in life was to die in martyr's death and join those who had gone before him in paradise (CNN).He was very religious and believed in Sunni Muslim. He was a leader and had lots of self respect. He knew how to work the crowd (Aubrey). He was also calm and confident about himself.

Osama spent many years hiding from the U.S. He had been hiding in Pakistan, but moved from his hiding place often, and only a few knew where he was going (Johnson). He had four hundred men going with him for protection and power. Another obstacle he had was he was wanted everywhere. The United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya where places he was most wanted (CNN). In 1998 is when he was officially wanted by the U.S. After 9/11 there was a demand they wanted him dead or alive
osamadead.jpg(Johnson). A gun battle broke down and killed many of his men. Osama had to isolate himself from the world. He got out logical goals in both actions and words with his periodically video tapes (Zalman). Afghanistan officials reported that bin laden was in Pakistan with Al-Qaeda. This troubled bin laden because he didn't want anyone to know where he was. He had related criminal charges against himself. Another obstacle was he had to walk with a cane and suffered from kidney disease. In 2011 Barack Obama found Osama bin laden and had the military kill him on May 2,2011.

Historical Significance
In the early 1980s he was working with the mujaheddin in guerrillas fighting. It was s holy war in Afghanistan (Zalman). In 1988 Bin Laden finds Al-Qaeda. He travels to Afghanistan to join the Jihad (CNN). Bin Laden forged the Islamic front for Jihad against the Jews and Crusaders. Bin Laden was in a string of deadly attacks with the Allies and the United States (Zalman). For example, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1988 bombings at the U.S embassies in Kenya and Tanzani that killed more than 200, and the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. Bin Laden claimed responsibility for a gunfight in 1993 that kill more than 18 U.S. troops in Somalia.(Johnson) After 9-11 there was a demand they wanted him dead or alive. He returns back home is the most wanted terrorist just like he wanted. Tourist groups wanted to wage war against Americans and battle their middle eastern military presence (CNN). He had a lot of Anti-U.S attacks. Osama Bin Laden died in May 2, 2011 by a gunshot to the forehead. His death was a sign of relief worldwide.

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