My son was radicalised in university – Osama bin Laden’s mother (Punch)

My son was radicalised in university – Osama bin Laden’s mother (Punch)

Alia Ghanem, the mother of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 deadly attack on the United States, has spoken about her son, saying he was a shy boy who was radicalised in the university. Over 3,000 people died in the terror attack which has been described as the deadliest in human history. Osama was later killed by the US military in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, approximately 10 years after the attack. Ghanen said she always told her son, who was the founder of the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation, to stay away from bad gangs but that he never admitted his activities to her because he (Osama) loved her so much. The woman, who is in her mid-70s, told Guardian UK that she was “extremely upset” when she found out, because it never crossed her mind he could become a jihadist. Read more

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