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    BillC

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    One of "those" Facebook things from my nephew

    Post by BillC on Wed May 28, 2014 7:37 am

    This by way of my dear nephew ... who oddly works for American Airlines ... in an article of odd historical photos is one which is supposed to be of black belt Osama bin Laden. I guess it's the guy on the right.



    The writing on that judogi is not legible ... at least not by me. Nor do I know the other gentlemen. Google is far from silent on this matter ... anyone care to add?


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    Re: One of "those" Facebook things from my nephew

    Post by ThePieman on Wed May 28, 2014 8:02 am

    There was a thread on the old forum about this, I can't remember too much about it, I think it was found to be a university club maybe?


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    Re: One of "those" Facebook things from my nephew

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Wed May 28, 2014 9:23 am

    Articles appeared in The Telegraph 07 May 2011 and on Reuter's. Coach is a Taiwanese citizen by name of Wu 'Jimmy' Zhengming who at one time was coach for Saudi-Arabia (1981-1991).

    "Bin Laden, who was killed by US special forces in a raid in Pakistan on Monday, attended judo lessons two to three times a week, but Wu never saw him again after 1984. Here call show the al-Qaeda leader voiced disapproval when Wu's wife walked into the judo training centre one day. "The tall one said, 'This is the centre, no women should be in here,'"said Mr Wu. "He did not approve. I have a particular memory of this. That was Osama." (...)

    See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/8500136/I-taught-judo-to-Osama-bin-Laden.html
    Reuter's: http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-56847220110507

    According to the China Post: "Among his many students in the Middle East, bin Laden was among the outstanding ones because he was able to earn his black belt for judo in a relatively short period of just three years after completing the required training courses and certifying tests, Wu said." (...)

    http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/05/07/301445/Taiwanese-judo.htm


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