Sunday, April 19, 2009

Osama Bin Laden- Early Militant Career

Osama Bin Laden's first step to becoming involved in Jihadist military affairs was in Peshwar, Pakistan. It was with his old university teacher that he began to organize fighters, arms and supplies to pass through the pshwar region from around the world. This helped to supply the resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. This organization was called, Maktab al-Khadamat, which simply means, office of order. Even more interesting about how he became involved with terrorism, is what he did as a terrorist, including a bizarre rumor that says he and Azzam (his fromer university teacher) began their own magazine, Jihad Magazine. Later, he separated From Azzam . Throughout this time (early-mid eighties) Bin Laden was contacted by Aiman al Zawahiri, a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He tried to convince Bin Laden to separate from Azzam. Bin Laden separated from Azzam in 1988 because he wanted a more direct role in fighting, instead of supplying. shortly after, Bin Laden formed, Al Qaeda. and by the year 1992, Bin Laden had moved to Sudan and with him, he took his Al Qaeda.

picture: Bin Laden, who in Peshwar, Pakistan, began to wear military jackets.

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