Episode 3: "Jamal and Osama"


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This episode recounts the story of Jamal Khashoggi’s years-long relationship with Osama bin Laden. As a young journalist, Khashoggi was invited by bin Laden — a friend through their mutual involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood — to cover the war by Arab fighters against the Soviet Army occupying Afghanistan. Khashoggi’s stories championed the role of bin Laden in the first, giving him his first burst of publicity. Khashoggi never condoned bin Laden’s later terrorist career, but he retained some sympathy for him right up until the Al Qaeda leader’s death.

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