Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?

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Is Osama bin Laden really dead? Aims and Objectives The aim of project is to investigate the question ‘Is Osama Bin Laden really dead? ’. I look to achieve this by firstly giving a brief background on Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda, the terrorist organization he founded and lead. I will then look in to and discuss the various conspiracy theories that surround the question. Introduction When asked to think of a name associated to the word terrorism Osama bin Laden will spring to the front of many people’s minds. This is not surprising as he been the most influential and internationally recognised terrorist over the last few decades. At 10:30 AM on May the 1st 2011 the White House released a statement claiming bin Laden had been killed in an American operation in Pakistan. Many people all over the US and Europe celebrated at the news as they felt that justice had been done for the 9/11 attacks which killed so many innocent people. Other people started to ask questions, why was he not captured and brought to trial? , why have no pictures that prove his death been released to the public? These questions and others like them have built up into full blown conspiracy theories and challenge the US’s claim. So, is Osama bin Laden really dead? Chapter 1 Osama bin Laden Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad Laden meaning “Osama, son of Mohammed, son of Awad, son of Laden”, was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 10, 1957. He was the son of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden a billionaire who made his fortune of around $5 billion in the construction industry. Mohammed was killed in a plane crash in Saudi Arabia in 1967 when his American pilot misjudged a landing, after his father’s death bin Laden inherited around $80 million of his father’s fortune. His mother, Hamida al-Attas was his father’s 10th wife, they divorced soon after bin Laden was born, and Mohammed recommended Hamida
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