Osama Bin Laden and The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

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    Osama bin Laden -- Influences on Osama bin Laden
    Influences on Osama bin Laden from the 1960s through 1996

    Osama Bin Laden's belief that violent attack on both Middle Eastern and Western targets is a legitimate political route stems from both his early influences and his own experience.

    Bin Laden and the Muslim Brotherhood: Bin Laden grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a period of great turmoil throughout the Middle East. Raised in a strict Islamic environment (like most of his peers), bin Laden was exposed at school to the ideas of his Muslim Brotherhood teachers. The Muslim Brotherhood, often considered the forerunner to contemporary Islamist terrorist groups, was founded in Egypt in the late 1920s .The group saw Islamic rule as necessary to counter Western influence. They advocated violence to achieve Egyptian independence.

    Bin Laden paid attention to Muslim Brotherhood members in after-school sessions. In these sessions, they taught Islam both as a religion and as a political system that could be achieved through violence. By most accounts, bin Laden was a serious, studious youth who increasingly turned to religious ideas and texts in his teens, but there are no satisfactory explanations for his turn to unwavering extremism.

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    From Pharaohs to dictators to the Muslim Brotherhood...
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    Muslim Brotherhood's rise sparks concern democracy will be fleeting in Egypt
    July 02, 2012 - After thousands of years as the land of the pharaohs and decades under dictators, Egypt could find its experiment with democracy brief, some analysts worry.
     
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    The reason the elected Muslim brotherhood leader is "laying low" now is because half the power is still in the military's hands. If he had the mi'itary in his back pocket, he'd be singing a very different tune. The lyrics would have a lot of Jihad and Allah Akbar in it.
     

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