LONDON (TIP): Slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was blind in one eye after an accident during his youth and was a one-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood, his successor has claimed in a new video tribute to the terror mastermind.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, made the claim in an hour-long video titled ‘Days With The Imam’. It was an account of the life of bin Laden, who was killed in a US navy SEAL raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last year.
Zawahiri revealed “for those who do not know” Saudi-born bin Laden was left blind in his right eye after an accident during his youth.
He also claimed that the terrorist mastermind was expelled from the Saudi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood for insisting on waging jihad, holy war, against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the Daily Mail reported.
It is claimed that bin Laden travelled to Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan, to deliver cash to the Taliban, but then defied the Brotherhood’s orders to join the armed struggle.