At some point in his life, Osama Bin Laden turned into a media star; a star, in the sense that media outlets strived to carry out interviews with him in the Afghan mountains.
This is your wake-up call
Both Beltagy and Bin Laden made vile remarks in their videos, confirming they were still possessed by denial.Abdel Latif el-Menawy
The September attacks were just the beginning as several terrorist operations followed. Perhaps the most prominent of them were the Madrid and London explosions. These acts were a strong slap in the face of those who thought they can play with fire without getting burnt. They didn't realize that terrorism, which they supported, will target them even if they are in fortresses.
The major discussion between myself and Western political and media figures, or even ordinary Westerners, was that the major mistake they've committed was estimating that enabling political Islam will lead to deflating pressures against them. They believed that the best solution to many of their problems was for Islamists become occupied with fighting over power in their countries.