Friday August 14, 2020

The West’s bogeyman

Osama bin Laden is one of the few people alive who has fundamentally changed the course of world history.

9th September, 2006

Osama bin Laden is one of the few people alive who has fundamentally changed the course of world history. Few people had heard of him before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Now he is linked to every new terror threat, even if al-Qaeda is best viewed as an informal network of ‘believers’, rather than an organisation directed by him.

The extent of bin Laden’s influence...

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