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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For Arab Youth, Bin Laden Was Already History

Egyptians shout anti- Mubarak slogans during their protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, April 10, 2011. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is denying that he abused his authority to amass wealth and property in his first speech since his ouster. Arabic reads "we need our money from Mubarak." (AP)

Egyptians shout anti- Mubarak slogans during their protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, April 10, 2011. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is denying that he abused his authority to amass wealth and property in his first speech since his ouster. Arabic reads "we need our money from Mubarak." (AP)

A decade ago, many in the Arab world saw Osama bin Laden as an important figure, even if they did not approve of his methods.

Our guest, Anthony Shadid, says that the uprisings across the region show that for today’s young people, bin Laden is a historical footnote and his death serves as the epitaph for an era long past. But the grievances bin Laden articulated are still present today. Anthony Shadid is Middle East correspondent for the New York Times.


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