- Osama bin Laden’s nephew
- Founder of the U.S. branch of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth
Abdullah bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s nephew, founded the U.S. branch of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a self-described Saudi-based charity (with chapters in 55 countries) that has long been suspected of having ties to terrorism. Federal officials raided WAMY’s Alexandria, Virginia office on May 28, 2004 to look for evidence of such ties.
Mr. bin Laden served as WAMY's President for a number of years, but stepped down to the position of Treasurer shortly after the 9/11 attacks. His former residence was located in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, just a few blocks from where four of the 9/11 hijackers lived.