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Think you know the real Bin Laden? This man does. Noman Benotman came from a wealthy Libyan family. As a child, he spent his holidays in Britain. Radicalised by the idealistic Islamist politics sweeping the Middle East in the 1980s, he found himself camping with Bin Laden in Afghanistan .
As a trusted confidante, he discussed and debated politics and theology with the Al Qaida leader. In his own words he describes the man behind the monster, and his own journey out of extremism.
Tune in to Quilliam Internationals podcast to hear more from: The Man Who Knew Bin Laden.