Bin Laden Book to Counter 'Negative Propaganda'

Elusive terrorist reportedly penning book to set record straight on al-Qaeda
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 2:23 PM CDT
The FBI's most wanted fugitive may hope to gain a foothold on bestseller lists as well.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Osama bin Laden is reportedly working on a book to counter “negative propaganda and insufficient information” about al-Qaeda, ADN Kronos International reports. The rumored work, written in Arabic and to be translated into English, will be called Nidal, or Struggle. A “young man with a Middle Eastern background” will assist with the translation.

The book blames Western powers for, among other ills, the current global financial crisis. Its perspective sees Western crusaders as committing “atrocities” against Muslims and selfishly exploiting oil-rich countries while “harming world development” in the process. The book is also reported to explain the evolution of al-Qaeda and delve into the attacks of 9/11.