“Slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was blind in one eye after an accident during his youth and was a one-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood, his successor has claimed in a new video tribute to the terror mastermind. Ayman al-Zawahiri, made the claim in an hour-long account . of the
life of bin Laden, who was killed in a US Navy Seal raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last year ………… He also claimed that the terrorist mastermind was expelled from the Saudi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood for insisting on waging jihad, holy war, against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the Daily Mail reported. It is claimed that bin Laden travelled to the Pakistani city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan, to deliver cash to the Taliban, but then defied the Brotherhood’s orders to join the armed struggle………….”
Many of these fundamentalists graduated from the Muslim Brotherhood. The MB was established sometime in the early 20th century, almost ninety years ago. At that time the Salafis, the Wahhabis, were contained in their own small area of Najd in Central Arabia. The Wahhabis gradually expanded their realm around the edges of the Arabian Peninsula in the next two decades. But the real outflow, the busting out of Wahhabism, started with the early 1970s. For the past forty years the Salafi/Wahhabi message has spread, financed by petro-money and pushed by Saudi clerics deep into the Arab world and beyond into south and east Asia. All oiled with oil money. That was also when this sectarian poison started to take hold, first among Arabs, then among all Muslims. Before that sectarianism was confined to Saudi Arabia.
As for Bin Laden. Maybe he was one-eyed, but he sure took care of his third eye, if you get my drift. The man was always busy, always with at least a couple of wives on hand, always a younger one added to the ‘herd’, in the Salafi Wahhabi tradition.
As “they” allegedly say: gotta keep one’s facilities busy and occupied.