Osama bin Laden's message

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 Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden
In his own words

THE EVOLUTION OF Osama bin Laden into the most prominent representative of the transnational Islamist jihad is not just the result of the attacks that have been attributed to him, or even his role in nurturing various groups and individuals operating under the al-Qaeda franchise.

More than any single figure from the radical Islamist orbit, bin Laden owes his influence to his ability to articulate in a compelling and consistent manner a range of grievances that are shared by millions of Muslims, even those who do not support

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