Bin Laden’s son ashamed of his father

Omar bin Laden, the youngest son of Osama bin Laden, feels ashamed and appalled that his father masterminded the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

“It’s hard for me to believe that he was capable of organizing such an attack. That day changed our lives forever, and then it was also very difficult to move on,” said Omar bin Laden. 40 years old, interviewed last week, mentioned the terrorist attack on the United States 20 years ago.

Omar bin Laden, the youngest son of Osama bin Laden, is pictured in Normandy, France earlier this month.  Image: WireImage.

Omar bin Laden in Normandy, France earlier this month. Photo: WireImage.

Omar said he felt “embarrassed and appalled” by his father’s actions. “During these years of loss and pain, I was forced to accept the truth about my father,” he said.

Omar said he wanted the opportunity to visit Israel and the US, describing Israel as a beautiful country with many people wanting peace with the Palestinians.

According to his maternal lineage, Omar bin Laden is of Jewish origin from Israel and has been invited to lecture on peace at universities in Israel.

“I know since 1948, Palestinians have lived with the Jewish state. We believe that the world should live as a united collective, neighbors of all religions can live together in peace. “, said Omar.

The 40-year-old artist, who lives in Normandy, France, was once one of the possible heirs to the leadership of al-Qaeda. Two weeks ago, Omar revealed that many of the children who had been with their father in Afghanistan had fled to Iran after the US military campaign in 2001. They now live together in a walled compound under Iranian protection. .

In that interview, Omar said he had forgiven the terrorist’s father. He also painted the mountains where the founder of al-Qaeda hid after the 9/11 attacks.

“I want the world to know that I’ve grown up, that the past is the past and that one has to learn to live with the past. One has to forgive if one can’t forget in order to be at peace with one’s feelings. “, he said.

Huyen Le (Follow Washington Examiner, Daily Star)

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