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Osama Bin Laden was born somewhere around 1955 in Jeddah Saudi Arabia He is the youngest son of Muhammad Bin laden a wealthy Saudi He made the family fortune in the construction business that was involved with Saudi Government contracts Osama Bin laden left Saudi Arabia to fight against the Soviets in the Afghanistan conflict in 1979 In the mid 1980s he helped co-found the Maktab al-Khidamat He formed this to help funnel fitters and money to the Afghan resistance When the history of the Afghan resistance movement is written Bin Ladens own contribution to the mujahedin and the indirect result of his training and assistance may turn out to be a turning- point in the recent history of militant fundamentalism Even if today he tries to minimize his role When the invasion of Afghanistan started I was enraged and went there at once I arrived within days before the end of 1979 he said Yes I fought there but my fellow Muslims did much more than I Many of them died and I am still alive In Peshawar with a Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood member named Abdallah Azzam This organization also known as the MAK established recruitment centers on the world Including the US Egypt Saudi Arabia and Pakistan These recruitment processes helped shelter and transport thousand of soldiers from over 50 countries to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets Osama bin Laden then established a very impressive network of training comps hospitals and shelters in Afghanistan Bin Laden left from Afghanistan in the late 1980s to extend his compaign all over the world Azzam wanted only to focus on the support of Muslims waging military campaigns so he formed a new organization in 1988 called Al-Quida In 1989 a care bomb killed Azzam Most of the extremist part of Azzams group joined Bin Ladens new organization After the soviets withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989 Bin Laden returned to work for this familys
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