Hi everyone, I barrowed a book in a library about Osama Bin Laden how he started to become millionaire and become a leader of al-Qaeda. I was not proud and happy reading it but it got me interested about it so I'm sharing it with you guys. I can't tell you the whole story about him but here's some dates to remember him. Also some Muslim words.
July 30,1957- Osama bin Laden is born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1975- Osama bin Laden begins studies at King Abdul Aziz University in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.
1979- Islamic extremists seize control of the Great Mosque of Mecca. Government security forces evict them; many are killed.
1980- Osama bin Laden goes to Peshawar, Pakistan, to support mujahideen rebels in their battles against the Soviet occupiers of Afghanistan. He also meets Abdullah Azzam, who becomes his mentor.
1982- Osama bin Laden enters Afghanistan to support the mujahideen. He begins to set up bases.
1988- Osama bin Laden founds al-Qaeda.
1989- Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan. Osama returns to Saudi Arabia and begins to speak put against the royal family.
1990-91- U.S. troops are stationed in Saudi Arabia to launch Operations Desert Storm.
1991- Osama bin Laden leaves Saudi Arabia for Afghanistan, then sets up a base in Sudan.
1992- Al-Qaeda launches its first terrorist strike, bombing two hotels in Yemen.
1993- U.S. peacekeepers are attacked in Somalia. The troops are withdrawn shortly after. An al-Qaeda connection is suspected.
Nov. 13,1995- A car bomb explodes outside the Saudi-American National Guard building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaeda is suspected.
1996- Sudan prepares to expel bin Laden from the country. The Taliban take over the government in Afghanistan. Bin Laden is invited to move to Afghanistan, which he does.
Aug. 7,1998- U.S embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, are bombed. Al-Qaeda is suspected.
Oct. 12,2000- The USS Cole is bombed in Yemen. Al-Qaeda is suspected.
Sept. 11,2001- (The world remember this???) Terrorists hijack four American aircraft. Two are flown into the World Trade Center, one is flown into the Pentagon, one crashes in a field in Pennsylvania. The attack is believed to have been planned by Osama bin Laden.
Nov. 2001- U.S. forces and Afghan rebels expel the Taliban from Afghanistan and destroy al-Qaeda camps. Osama bin Laden escapes.
Here's the Muslims words...
apostate- A Muslim who has abandoned or rejected the teachings of Islam.
caliphate- A pure Muslim nation governed only by Islamic law.
emir- An Arabic title of respect and royalty, similar to a prince.
fatwa- A decree of religious mission.
hadith- The sayings of Muhammad.
imam- The head cleric of a mosque and the religious leader of the surrounding Islamic community.
jihad- Arabic term meaning"effort" ot "struggle." Often translated to mean "holy war." Can mean the internal struggle to remain faithful to the teachings of Islam or an actual war by Muslims against oppression.
Koran- The holy book of the Muslim religion, the writings in which were revealed to Muhammad by Allah.
mosque- The Muslim place of worship.
mujahideen- Holy warriors who fight in defense of Muslims and Islam.
Muslim- A participant in the religion of Islam; Arabic for "one-who submits."
shaheed- A martyr, someone who is killed in defense of Islam.
sharia- Islamic law.
ulema- Muslim clerics and holy men.