USAMA bin Laden’s son told how he taught him to shoot and tested chemical weapons on his pets.
Omar bin Laden, son of the infamous Osama bin Laden, gave a candid interview about his father and his childhood in Afghanistan. The Sun writes about this.
41-year-old Omar bin Laden, in his own words, was “the chosen son of Osama bin Laden”, his heir.
He accompanied his father in his exile to Sudan from 1991 to 1996 and then to Afghanistan. Omar trained in al-Qaeda camps since age of 14, but left al-Qaeda in 2000 because he didn’t want to be associated with killing civilians. His father didn’t mind, he said. Just five months later, passenger planes hijacked by terrorists rammed the twin towers in New York, killing about three thousand people.
Recalling his last conversation with his father, Omar says that they said a cold goodbye, as Osama was not happy about his departure. They didn’t see each other again. Omar learned about the elimination of bin Laden from the news. On May 2, 2011, he was in Qatar.
Omar admits that he would like to bury his family, but it turned out to be impossible. Recall that the body of Osama bin Laden, according to the official version, was buried at sea from the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” within 24 hours after his death.
He hoped that he would feel better after the death of Osama, but Omar admits that people still condemn him.
Although his childhood was not cloudless, despite the “chosenness”. Omar said that his father could beat him even for “too big of a smile.”
In a new interview, Osama’s son admitted that he was taught to shoot AK-47 assault rifle since childhood, and his father tested new types of chemical weapons on his beloved dogs.
“I saw it with my own eyes, they tested chemical weapons on my dogs. But now I try to forget all the bad things. And it’s not easy,” says Omar, who considers himself another victim of his father.
He had to go through therapy to cope with his depression and started painting. His work sells for £8,500 apiece.
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The most popular subject are the mountains of Afghanistan, where he spent his childhood.
“I lived in Afghanistan for five years, learning how to shoot a machine gun and drive a tank. My father never asked me to join al-Qaeda, but he told me that I was the son chosen to continue his work. He was disappointed, when I said that I was not suitable for such a life,” recalls Omar.
When asked why Osama bin Laden chose him, he replied: “I don’t know, maybe because I was smarter than the rest. But that’s why I’m alive today.”
Recall that Omar, the fourth son of Osama bin Laden, was born in Saudi Arabia by his first wife, Najwa. In total, according to rumors, bin Laden was married three times. How many children he had in total is unknown. According to various sources: around 20 to 26. Most of them, again, according to rumors, live in Iran under the protection of the authorities.
Omar lives with Zaina, 67, an interior designer in Normandy, France. He met Zaina in 2007 at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Zaina is from Britain, but when Omar and his wife arrived by ferry in Portsmouth two years ago, he was denied entry.
“When I set foot on English soil, we were immediately taken to the interrogation room for many hours. But they were very kind and very respectful,” Omar has now applied for a British visa.
When asked if his infamous surname helps him sell his work, Omar answers positively. And when asked if he still loves his father, he replies: “The family will always remain a family, no matter what.”
Recall that another son of bin Laden, Hamza, was eliminated in 2019. And Osama’s half-brother, Ibrahim, was forced to sell his luxurious estate in Bel Air, which he could not return to after the 9/11 attacks.