Before the 9/11 attacks that took place on U.S soil no one really knew too much about Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist organization Al Qaeda. At one point, years ago before these attacks even took place the United States helped Bin Laden drive the Soviet Army out of Afghanistan. Soon after these tragic events took place Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist organization Al Qaeda became the face of terrorist. This paper will take an in depth look at Bin Laden plus his terrorist organization Al Qaeda that he created. Also how one man fuel so much hatred towards one country to the point were they would want to act out in violence.
Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Osama Bin Laden was born in 1957 to a Syrian mother. Bin Laden was the seventh son among fifty brothers and sisters. His father migrated to Saudi Arabia from Hadramout which is located in South Yemen. When Bin Ladens father first came to Hadramout he was a very poor laborer struggling to make a living. As time passed though Bin Ladens father started to become a well known contractor in Saudi Arabia. During the reign of King Saud, bin Laden the father became very close to the royal family when he took the risk of building King Saud's palaces much cheaper than the cheapest bid. He impressed King Saud with his performance but he also built good relations with other members of the royal family, especially Faisal. During the Saud-Faisal conflict in the early sixties, bin Laden the father had a big role in convincing King Saud to step down in favor of Faisal. After Saud's departure the treasury was empty and bin Laden was so supportive to King Faisal that he literally paid the civil servants' wages of the whole kingdom for six months. King Faisal then issued a decree that all construction projects should go to bin Laden. Indeed, he was appointed for a period as the minister of public works. Soon the Bin Laden family was responsible for the majority...