Of the 38 full-length English-language books he had in his possession, about half of them were conspiracy theory books about the Illuminati, Freemasons, and 9/11 being an inside job.
What was on Bin Laden's bookshelf? The U.S. government this week is releasing the list of English-language texts that were recovered from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound after the U.S. raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader in 2011.
Judging from the reading list, Osama Bin Laden was an avid conspiracy theorist. Buzzfeed reports:
Of the 38 full-length English-language books he had in his possession, about half of them were conspiracy theory books about the Illuminati, Freemasons, and other conspiracy topics. Texts listed on the “bookshelf” include Bloodlines of the Illuminati by the American conspiracy theorist Fritz Springmeier; The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 by the 9/11 conspiracy theorist David Ray Griffin; and The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, a book by the Holocaust denier and anti-Semite Eustace Mullins.
Also in his possession were materials from congressional hearings about Project MKUltra, the so-called “mind control” program conducted by the CIA in the 1950s and 1960s.
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