Shafiq bin Laden
|Shafiq bin Laden|
|Other names||Shafiq bin Laden|
|Known for||Friend to the Bush family, brother to Osama bin Laden|
|Member of||Bin Laden family|
Half brother of Osama bin Laden
An investor, Shafiq bin Laden (شفيق بن لادن) is a half-brother to Osama bin Laden, and was a guest of honour at the Carlyle Group's Washington conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on September 11, 2001, where he met George H. W. Bush and James Baker.
Shafig bin Laden was among the 13 members of the bin Laden family to leave the United States on September 19, 2001 aboard a 727 with tail number N521DB, "chartered frequently by the White House for the press corps traveling with President Bush".
James K. Glassman (2006-06). "Big Deals. David Rubenstein and His Partners Have Made Billions With the Carlyle Group, the World's Hottest Private Equity Firm. How Have They Made All That Money? Why Are They in Washington?" (PDF). The Washingtonian. Retrieved 2014-02. Check date values in:
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Ed Vulliamy (2002-05-16). "Dark heart of the American dream". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Eric Alterman, Mark J. Green (2004). The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America. Penguin. ISBN 9781101200810. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
The extremely influential Carlyle Group has arranged similar gatherings during the previous fourteen years, beneath the radar of most of the mass media, between former politicians like Bush, James Baker, John Major, former Worl Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi, and interested parties looking for some extremely expensive, high-powered lobbying services. On September 11, 2001, the Group happened to be hosting a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guest of honor: investor Shafig bin Laden, another brother to Osama.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Michel Chossudovsky (2013-04-13). "Is Kissing a "State Sponsor of Terrorism" a "Terrorist Act"? Political Satire". NSNBC. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
There is nothing wrong, therefore, in socializing and doing business with family members of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, including the late Salem bin Laden and Shafiq bin Laden of the Carlyle Group.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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