Osama Bin Laden Influence On Terrorism

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Terrorism is something that happens so often in many different countries. Terrorism is the act of violence from a person or group to another country. It happens more often than people realize. Many terrorists live in different countries than they were born in. One of the most hated terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was born in 1957 in Saudi Arabia and was one of 50 children in his family. When bin Laden was 11 years old, his father died in a helicopter accident (“Terrorism research,” n.d.).
Osama attended Al Thagher Model Schools in Jeddah for education from 1968-1976. There he learned British style education and the religion of Islam. The teachers were members of a group called the Muslim Brotherhood, which started in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood promoted violence in order to achieve Islamic control which influenced Osama (Zalman, 2015).
When the 1970’s came around, bin Laden married his second cousin, and later got married to three other women. Osama’s religion believed in polygamy, which is where one person gets married to someone else while still being married to the first person. Later on, bin Laden went to King Abd Al Aziz University for college. Throughout college, he
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Many of those attacks have been successful, but there are some that have not been. For example, the attack Al Qaeda planned for December 25, 2009 was unsuccessful. A Nigerian by the name of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had an explosive hidden on himself. The explosive was a mixture of liquid and powder that did not alert the security alarms or personnel in the airport. He planned to detonate it on a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit, but the detonator did not respond; therefore, everyone on the plane to Detroit did not get hurt. The Nigerian told officials he was directed to set off the explosive from Al Qaeda. Later on, Al Qaeda claimed full responsibility for the unsuccessful attempt (“Major Al Qaeda Attacks,”

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