Osama: The Making of a Terrorist.

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OSAMA THE MAKING OF A TERRORIST By John Randal published by IB TAURIS ISBN 1 84511 117 6 price 9.99 [pounds sterling] paperback

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? This is the question at the centre of this account of Osama bin Laden's role in the rise of terrorism in the Middle East. Randal--a journalist whose experience of the Middle East spans 40 years--makes clear how Osama's life epitomises the collision between the 21st century West and the Islamic world. His investigations into the history of Al Qaeda produce all kinds of surprises, such as the real sources of Osama's money, and...

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