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Why Osama Bin Laden Would've Hated ISIS

US intelligence released Osama Bin Laden's letters, hoping to provide more insight into Bin Laden's mind. So what is in Bin Laden's letters?

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Bin Laden's Bookshelf (odni.gov)
"In the weeks following the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan by United States forces, U.S. Intelligence Community..."

Letter to Abu Basir (odni.gov)
"In the Name of God, Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Thanks to God, the God of all, God bless our prophet Muhammad, His Family, and His friends."

Osama Bin Laden Warned Of Civil War Between Jihadi Groups (npr.org)
"Here's one way to think about Osama bin Laden: as the one-time leader of a now fading terror network."

IS faces budget crunch, cutting perks and trimming salaries (ap.org)
"Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American dollars, and is now releasing detainees for a price of $500 a person."