And in a separate letter, from 2008, he wrote, "If I am to be killed, pray for me a lot and give continuous charities in my name."
Bin Laden's media savvy was also on display. In an undated letter where he wrote about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, he sought something of a media blitz to highlight his belief that the attacks were the precursor to the global financial crisis of the late 2000s.
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