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Bin Laden family on top 10 Arab rich list

Osama Bin Laden’s family places #7 among the fifty wealthiest businessmen and families of the Arab world for 2012 according to Arabian Business.  The Bin Ladens continue to be awarded lucrative public contracts by the government of Saudi Arabia—our “ally” in the global war against terror. 259 more words

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Bin Ladens built world's tallest skyscraper

The world’s tallest skyscraper is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, shown above.  It was built by the Bin Laden Group, a Saudia Arabian construction company founded by Muhammed bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s dad, who began life as a penniless bricklayer.  543 more words

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L'énergie nucléaire for Saudis & bin Ladens

Ah, another Gaullist day in Arabia.  The French company Areva is “excited” to have signed a deal to furnish Saudi Arabia with nuclear power.  Areva, which is 90 percent government-owned, is including a solar power deal for the sunbaked desert kingdom for good public show, too.  493 more words

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More Saudi contracts for bin Laden group

The bin Ladens are the masters of winning construction contracts at the holy sites of Islam.  A spirit of money, growth, and Islamism characterizes the family, and the bad apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  333 more words

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