Spain Rejects Asylum Bid of Osama's Son

He and his British wife made the request from an airport in Madrid
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2008 8:18 PM CST
In this file photo of Jan. 11, 2008, Omar Osama bin Laden, right, and his British-born wife, Jane Felix-Brown, now known as Zaina Alsabah, speak with the AP.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Osama bin Laden's son is not welcome in Spain, even if he has denounced his father's ways. The government today rejected an asylum request from Omar bin Laden, 27, and his British wife, the BBC reports. Omar lives in Egypt and says his life is endangered there because of his pacifist views. Spanish officials, however, said he didn't make a persuasive case. Britain rejected a similar asylum request in April.