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September 11, 2001The Day that changed America
Dr. Shawn Williams
July 19, 2012
AKA: Al-Qaeda:“The Base”
Founder: Osama Bin Laden
Ideological and current Leader: Ayman al-Zawahiri
Major Base: Afghanistan
Founded: Late 1980’s
Zawahiri joined Bin Laden in 1998
Took responsibility for 9/11 attacks which lead American into a war with Afghanistan
Born January 22, 1958 in Riyadh, SA – 17th son. Osama means “the Lion”. Moved to Medina @ age of 6 months.
By July 1958, M. Bin Laden had fathered 41 children – 21 sons & at least 20 daughters.
Mother: Alia Ghanem, 14 year old from Syria. Citrus farming family. 10th wife.
Was a possible maid or concubine.
Same Islamic Year – M. Bin Laden fathered 5 sons and 2 daughters under two different wives.
Prophet’s mosque in medina
Grand mosque in mecca
Dome of the Holy Rock
M. Bin Laden’s plane crashes along the Saudi – Yemen border.
Pilot – Jim Harrington, former US Air Force fighter pilot. Two other passengers onboard.
Previously flew a 7 passenger Twin Beech propeller. Switched to a Hawker Siddeley twin-engine jet.
Sharia Law – sons to receive twice as much as the daughters.
4 current wives at the time of death to split 1/8 of the shares. Former wives to receive no inheritance, however their children would.
Sons, to include Osama, to receive 2.27% of the company’s shares. Roughly $20 million each.
Daughters to receive roughly 1%
Total inheritance breakdown –
Sons – 50%
Daughters – 30%
Current Widows – Rest of the shares.
Opened in 1973, 7th building finished in 1987
Was made up of 7 buildings
Towers 1 and 2 (Twin Towers) stood as world tallest buildings (110 stories)
Cost was $400 million
50,000 people worked in the towers, 200,000 passed through
Had its own zip code: 10048
2,753 people died in attacks, 343 firefighters and 23 NYPD
Around 3,000 total deaths and people from 80 countries