Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden's thoughts unearthed in a journal handwritten by his daughter

Bin Laden's thoughts unearthed in a journal handwritten by his daughter

A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden's daughters offers a glimpse into how the late Al Qaeda leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep interest in the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions that were unfolding in the months before a U.S. raid killed him.

He talks about Libya becoming a pathway for jihadis to Europe; of his time as a young teen visiting William Shakespeare's home in Britain; of how quickly turmoil had gripped the Middle East.

The 228-page journal meanders between discussions, thoughts and reflections Bin Laden shared with his family about how to exploit the uprisings, what to make of the rapid changes...

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