|Osama bin Laden Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1957|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
Osama bin Laden was the founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization Al-Qaeda which has been responsible for spreading global terrorism on a number of occasions. Born as a Saudi Arabian, he was later recognized as a stateless man because of his involvement in some of the most heinous terrorist activities including 1998 United States embassy bombings, the September 11 attacks, and the 2002 Bali bombings.
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Ladin
The Emir, Sheik, Jihadist Sheik, Prince, Sheik al-Mujahid, Hajj, Director, Abū ‘Abdāllāh, Lion, Lion Sheik
He was born on March 10, 1957.
Osama bin Laden died at the age of 54 on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan due to a gunshot wound.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabian (1957-1994)
- Stateless (1994-2011)
Osama bin Laden studied at Al-Thager Model School located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and then attended King Abdulaziz University and studied Economics and Business Administration.
Founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization Al-Qaeda
- Father – Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Multi-millionaire Saudi Businessman)
- Mother – Hamida al-Attas
- Siblings – He was the only child.
- Others – Ahmad Mohammed (Maternal Half-Brother), Salem bin Laden (Older Half-Brother). Osama bin Laden had many other half-siblings.
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Osama bin Laden had dated –
- Najwa Ghanhem (1974–before September 11, 2001)
- Khadijah Sharif (1983–1990s)
- Khairiah Sabar (1985–2011)
- Siham Sabar (1987–2011)
- Amal Ahmed al-Sadah (2000–2011)
- Kola Boof
Race / Ethnicity
Osama bin Laden was of Yemeni descent on his father’s side and had Syrian ancestry on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
- Usually walked with the help of a cane
- Used to wear the traditional Yemeni male keffiyeh
- Tall stature
Islam (Wahhabism /Salafism)
Osama bin Laden Favorite Things
- Some Of His Favorite Works To Read – The ones by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle
Source – Wikipedia
Osama bin Laden Facts
- His name has often been spelled as Usama bin Laden, Usama bin Ladin, Ussamah bin Ladin, Oussama ben Laden, etc. because Arabic does not have a universally accepted standard for transliterating its words.
- In 1988, Osama bin Laden founded Al-Qaeda alongside the likes of Abdullah Azzam and the several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet-Afghan War.
- Although he never took responsibility for the unfortunate September 11th attacks and rather appreciated the act, it has been established that he was indeed the mastermind behind the attacks that took nearly 3000 lives.
- He was also on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) lists of ‘Ten Most Wanted Fugitives’ and ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’.
- Osama bin Laden was killed in an operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, lead by a United States military special operations unit during the leadership of President Barack Obama.
- His height became one of the factors that helped in identifying his corpse which was buried at sea within 24 hours of his death, as per Islamic Law.
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