Osama Son Seeks Asylum in Madrid

Trained operative now rallying for peace
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 4, 2008 1:00 PM CST
Omar Osama bin Laden and his British-born wife speak during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
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(Newser) – Omar bin Laden—goateed, peacenik son of Osama—is seeking political asylum in Spain, where he and his British wife arrived from Egypt. He's being held at Madrid airport while authorities make a decision, Reuters reports. The al-Qaeda-trained Saudi, 28, made headlines earlier this year when, sporting a leather jacket and dreadlocks, he condemned his father's actions.