"A theory was proposed that Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation, may have been influenced by the novel in its formation as a method to expand Islamic fundamentalist influence, even extending to the name 'Al Qaeda' which may translate to 'foundation', amongst many other words, in Arabic. Yet a Karl Marx book (Grundrisse) also translates as 'Al Qaeda', and there is no confirmation that Asimov's books were ever read by Osama Bin Laden."
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