Osama's Son: My Father's Successor Will Be Worse

'He is the most kind among them'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2010 2:58 PM CST
This is an undated photo of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo, File)
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(Newser) – Osama bin Laden's son says the manhunt for his father could bring a dire consequence: the ascension of an even more ruthless terrorist leader. "From what I knew of my father and the people around him, I believe he is the most kind among them, because some are much, much worse," Omar bin Laden tells ABC News.

Those under Osama have a singular mentality, says Omar, who has renounced his father's ways: "To make more violence, to create more problems." His father's praise of the would-be underwear bomber especially rankled him. "My father should find some letter to send to all of these people, at least to tell them they shouldn't attack the civilians," he says.

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