Monday, June 17, 2019

Why So Quiet Osama?

As East Africans remember the day they fell victim to the force of international terrorism, it was significant that Osama Bin Laden failed to make a statement commemorating

(if one could borrow a quote from BBC World Service Peter Taylor’s series of Age of Terror) “first major strike in his jihad against America.” The East African bombings brought Osama Bin Laden to the world’s attention. Many people would like to meet him face to face and ask why? Through his short term “victory”, he lost the hearts and minds of the ordinary people in East Africa.

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