Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Bin Laden killed by people who trained him

The death of Osama bin Laden is good news for any person with common sense. His ideology - which has nothing to do with Islam - is wicked and barbaric.

While al-Qaida victims in the West received most of the publicity, most al-Qaida victims are actually Muslims, including many thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but they received little attention.

His death, at the hands of the Americans, does not conceal the fact that it was the United States itself that helped bin Laden to train and organise when they used him to fight the Soviets during the 1980s in Afghanistan.

In brief, bin Laden started as a mercenary fighting for the US, turned into a terrorist murdering Muslims and non-Muslims alike and got killed by the very people who trained him and had him as an ally against the Soviets.

MOHAMMED SAMAANA

Belfast

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