OBL and Al-Qaeda is closer to Hashashins, or Assassins than Timur. Timur had the real army of large strength. OBL is not.
Read this article: The End of the Assassins.
Ironically, it was Mongols who wiped out all Assassins.
True, but I just meant the mentality is very similar. Its the same Islamic mentality towards unbelievers, except Bin Laden seems to be focusing his energy on Christians, which is definitely surprising to me.
posted on 09/01/2002 8:56:53 AM PDT
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