Omar bin Laden

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Osama Sons Call Father's Killing Illegal

Foregoing trial, US violated its own principles, Omar bin Laden says

(Newser) - The killing of Osama bin Laden broke international law and violated American principles, his sons say in a statement to the New York Times . It questioned why their father “was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the... More »

Bin Laden Son: George W. Invited Me to White House

But Omar bin Laden refused, out of loyalty to his estranged father

(Newser) - In the very last days of his presidency, George W. Bush was so desperate to locate Osama bin Laden that he reportedly invited son Omar bin Laden to the White House. This, of course, according to Omar bin Laden himself; a spokesperson for the White House refused to confirm or... More »

Omar bin Laden: My Dad's Alive

Also, Omar would like to meet Drew Barrymore

(Newser) - Omar bin Laden doesn't know where his infamous father is, but "he's still alive," he tells the Telegraph . This doesn't appear to be more than a hunch, however: "If that sort of person dies, you could never make it a secret. The world changes if he dies.... More »

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

'He is the most kind among them'

(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,... More »

Bin Laden Kids Under House Arrest in Tehran

17-year-old daughter has escaped to Saudi embassy

(Newser) - A 17-year-old daughter of Osama bin Laden has escaped from house arrest in Iran and is being assisted by the Saudi embassy there. Statements by a Saudi diplomat and bin Laden’s son, Omar, to Saudi paper Asharq Al-Awsat appear to clear up what has long been a murky situation... More »

Omar bin Laden: Dad Beat Me

Terrorist's fourth son describes his childhood in Growing Up bin Laden

(Newser) - When Omar bin Laden was about to be born, his father got so excited that he lost his keys. When he finally found them after a frantic search, he tore to the hospital at reckless speed in his brand new golden Mercedes. It’s hard for Omar to imagine the... More »

Spain Rejects Asylum Bid of Osama's Son

He and his British wife made the request from an airport in Madrid

(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... More »

Osama Son Seeks Asylum in Madrid

Trained operative now rallying for peace

(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... More »

Al-Qaeda No. 2 Puts Out English Recording

Zawahiri calls for jihad in Pakistan in first foreign language tape

(Newser) - The deputy leader of al-Qaeda issued his first English-language message yesterday, in which he called on Pakistanis to support jihad, reports ABC News. The statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri, which berates the Pakistani and American governments, was broadcast on a Pakistani television station. Zawahiri has been wanted by the US since... More »

Son Calls on Osama to Drop His Weapons

Younger Bin Laden says he doesn't consider dad a terrorist

(Newser) - The world's most notorious terrorist's peace-loving son is calling on Osama bin Laden to “find another way.” Omar bin Laden, Osama’s fourth son, tells CNN many other Muslims share his sentiments about al-Qaeda but acknowledges that his dad “doesn't have the power to stop the movement... More »

Bin Laden Son Plans 'Race for Peace' Event

Give peace a chance, says Omar

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden’s 26-year-old son says he wants to be an “ambassador for peace” between Muslims and the West and is planning a cross-continental horse race to raise money for child war victims, AP reports. Omar Osama bin Laden, one of the al-Qaeda leader’s 19 children, is... More »

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