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Growing Up bin Laden by Jean Sasson
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Aug 25, 2010

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What an eye opener!! It would appear that Osama was a very loving husband and devoted father in his early years but was overcome by his loss of position with the Saudi government and began to blame all Western culture for his failings, particularly Americans. There is a great deal of insight into how his hatred was formed as witnessed by his son Omar. His family has suffered as much as those in the Western world from the prejudices and misinformation that plagues all Muslims. This book should be read by all to inform how such a madman could rise up from humble beginnings. This story puts a human face on the media blur surrounding Osama bin Laden.
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