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Beliefs and ideology of Osama bin Laden

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Osama Bin Laden declares jihad in 1997 CNN interview

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Inside al Qaeda | National Geographic

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Ex-Islamic Extremist Adam Deen Says Terrorists Think They Are 'Serving God' | Good Morning Britain

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Who are Isis and what are the Islamic State's aims? | Guardian Explainers

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ISIS vs. al Qaeda: The Jihadist Divide

Osama bin Laden took ideological guidance from individuals named Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, and Sayyid Qutb. Bin Laden also belonged to the Wahhabi sect and was hence a follower of Ibn Abdul Wahhab Najdi. He subscribed to the Athari (literalist) school of Islamic theology.
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