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Abdullah Azzam

Submitted by Denis, May 30, 2012 14:39

It should also be noted that Abdullah Azzam was Osama bin Laden's instructor and mentor in King Abdu Aziz University in Jeddah Saudi Arabia in the late 70s. He received his religious training at Al Azhar University in Cairo and was removed as a religious instructor from Jordan because of his radical ideas. After the attack on Mecca by Yemeni radical Muslims in '79 and the resulting crackdown on extremists in Saudi Arabia, he went to Pakistan to organize the mujahideen fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan. Bin Laden joined him a few years later and together they formed Al Qaida.

 

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