Abdallah bin Laden

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Abdallah bin Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: عبدالله بن أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎; born c. 1976) is the son of Osama bin Laden and Osama's first wife Najwa Ghanem. He is not to be confused with Osama bin Laden's half-brother Abdullah bin Laden (born in 1966) or the older Sheikh Abdullah bin Laden, who died in 2002 at age 26.

World Assembly of Muslim Youth[edit]

In the 1980s, Bin Laden was involved with the Annandale, Virginia offices of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, an organization long suspected of terrorism links by the FBI.

Investigative reporter Greg Palast revealed shortly after the 9/11 attacks, that "On this unremarkable street, at 3411 Silver Maple Place, we located the former home of Abdullah and another brother, Omar, also an FBI suspect. It's conveniently close to WAMY. The World Assembly of Muslim Youth is in this building, in a little room in the basement at 5613 Leesburg Pike. And here, just a couple blocks down the road at 5913 Leesburg, is where four of the hijackers that attacked New York and Washington are listed as having lived."[1]

Current activities[edit]

Bin Laden runs his own firm, Fame Advertising, in Jeddah.[2] He is closely watched by the Saudi government, which has restricted his travel from the Kingdom since 1996. Bin Laden, who reportedly has never disowned his father,[3] is known to dine occasionally with his father's half-brother, Saudi Binladin Group chairman Bakr bin Laden, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Has someone been sitting on the FBI?". BBC. 2001-11-01. Retrieved 2001-11-06. 
  2. ^ Steve Coll (2005-12-12). "Letter From Jedda, Young Osama, How he learned radicalism, and may have seen America". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 7 December 2005. Retrieved 2005-12-05. 
  3. ^ "The House of bin Laden". The New Yorker. 2001-11-05. Retrieved 2006-06-20. 
  4. ^ Georg Mascolo and Erich Follath (2005-06-06). "Osama's Road to Riches and Terror".