usama bin laden was born in riyadh in 1957 he is said to be the 17th of 52 children by yemeni born muhammad bin laden saudi arabia's wealthiest construction magnate with close ties to king faisal of saudi arabia after his father's death in 1968 usama bin laden inherited some estimated $300 million
the camp david peace accords between egypt and Israel the overthrow of the shah of Iran and the subsequent creation of a ‘shiite’ islamic regime plus the soviet invasion of afghanistan changed the young man's perception of the world. "I was enraged," he told the newspaper ‘al quds al arabi.’
usamah bin muhammed bin awad bin laden
saudi arabia the place of his birth
his father seemingly ruling the earth
the construction business brought him fame
wealth and power in this arab domain.
52 children his father would sire
bricks and mortar not his only desire
the sunni religion instilled in them all
they considered it better than peter, paul
but young usama tired of it all
wealth and luxury was not his call
he decided that fame was his game
and ‘sunni’ fame his ultimate aim.
free thinking russians he started on first
Infidals all! was his first outburst
if your not ‘sunni’ your nothing at all
no think no fun no having a ball.
slapping the deck five times a day
then babying women and going astray
up to the hills shouting the odds
bombing killing playing at gods
killing all no question asked
christians muslims all stand aghast
we went through this centuries ago
then we decided to give it a go
you pray to your god I’ll pray to mine
this is our mosque that is your shrine
come off it bin Laden we’ll ignore your call
most of this world awaits your fall.