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Al-Queda Leader Osama Bin Laden's Mother Opens Up About Her Shy Son For The First Time

Seven years after Osama Bin Laden's death, his mother Alia Ghanem opens with The Guardian.

Making it to the FBI's "most wanted" list, Osama Bin Laden embraced violent Jihad. He was killed by American soldiers on May 1, 2011 for being involved in the deadly acts of terrorism, including the bombing of World Trade Center.

Years after the Al-Queda leader died, his mother breaks silence saying that her son was a "shy" boy who was "brainwashed" at the university. The last time the family saw Bin Laden was in 1999, two years before the 9/11 attack, in Afghanistan. 

For four years, Ms Ghanem refused to speak about his son and was not sure if she should open up about her family's wounds. She says that her first born was academically capable and became a different man when he met Abdullah Azzam, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was later exiled from Saudi Arabia and became Osama’s spiritual adviser.

Bin Laden's father divorced his mother, he had more than 50 children in total and after the 9/11 attack the entire family was interrogated by Saudi government and keep tabs on their travel and movement. 

Here's what Laden's beloved mother and half-brothers have to say about him: