Shafiq bin Laden

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Other namesShafiq bin Laden
Known forFriend to the Bush family, brother to Osama bin Laden
Member ofBin Laden family
Half brother of Osama bin Laden
The plane the bin Laden family was flown out of the US eight days after September 11th, 2001.

An investor, Shafiq bin Laden (شفيق بن لادن) is a half-brother to Osama bin Laden, and was a guest of honour at the Carlyle Group's Washington conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on September 11, 2001, where he met George H. W. Bush and James Baker.[1][2][3][4]

Shafig bin Laden was among the 13 members (earlier reports have put that number to 24 members[5][6]) of the bin Laden family to leave the United States on September 19, 2001 aboard a 727 with tail number N521DB, "chartered frequently by the White House for the press corps traveling with President Bush".[7][8]


  1. Big Deals. David Rubenstein and His Partners Have Made Billions With the Carlyle Group, the World’s Hottest Private Equity Firm. How Have They Made All That Money? Why Are They in Washington
  2. quote = On 11 September, while Al-Qaeda's planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Carlyle Group hosted a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honour was a valued investor: Shafig bin Laden, brother to Osama.
  3. The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America quote = The extremely influential Carlyle Group has arranged similar gatherings during the previous fourteen years, beneath the radar of most of the mass media, between former politicians like Bush, James Baker, John Major, former Worl Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi, and interested parties looking for some extremely expensive, high-powered lobbying services. On September 11, 2001, the Group happened to be hosting a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guest of honor: investor Shafig bin Laden, another brother to Osama.
  4. Is Kissing a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” a “Terrorist Act”? Political Satire quote = There is nothing wrong, therefore, in socializing and doing business with family members of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, including the late Salem bin Laden and Shafiq bin Laden of the Carlyle Group/