Osama bin Laden
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Saifullah Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011) was jihadist (Mujahid). He was the head and founder of the Muslim terrorist organization Al Qaeda, who were behind the 9/11 attacks on the United States which led to the deaths of over 3,000 people and ignited a global conflict often referred to as the "War on Terror."
He studied Islam at King Abdul-Aziz University under Muhammad Qutb(the yournger brother of Sayyid Qutb) and Shaykh Dr. Abdullah Azzam. Abdullah Azzam had a doctorate in Islamic law from Al-Azhar University. However, there are also reports that indicate he studied civil engineering there.
Bin Laden was killed in his million-dollar, three-story mansion by a team of Americans in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 50 km (31 mi) north of Islamabad.
- Origins of Al Qaeda, page 4 of 14, 17 August 2005