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Friday, July 10, 2009

Osama Bin Laden's son says dad is evil because he gasses dogs

Like wow! Osama Bin Laden gasses dogs. Is that the worst thing he ever did? I guess he's not dead after all. His son would know.
BY James Gordon Meek
Friday, July 10th 2009, 4:00 AM
OSAMA BIN LADEN'S son Omar first realized the depth of his father's evil when his beloved dogs were taken away and gassed in a chemical warfare experiment, he says in a new memoir.
Omar also confirms what U.S. officials have long believed - that his father was tipped off to a 1998 U.S. attempt to kill him.
He writes that Bin Laden got a secret communication and fled his Afghan camp two hours before cruise missiles struck it.
He does not identify the source of the tip, which the U.S. suspects was Pakistani intelligence.
Omar's book, "Growing Up Bin Laden," written with his mother, Najwa - the Al Qaeda leader's first wife - describes the ultimate dysfunctional family.
The Bin Ladens lived austerely as their father staked his horrific claim as the world's most wanted man. His son eventually concluded Bin Laden hated his enemies more than he loved his family.
Omar, 28, describes weeping as a teenager when told that Al Qaeda needed his pets to conduct chemical warfare tests.
"After I learned the truth about the puppies, I turned even further away from my father," whose jihad led only to death, Omar writes in the book set for release by St. Martin's Press later this year.
It has been widely reported that Bin Laden's goons tested nerve agents at the Derunta camp in Afghanistan. In 2002, CNN obtained and showed video of dogs - fully grown - being gassed by visible toxic fumes.
Bin Laden's fourth son admits he knew in advance of plots against targets like the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, where 224 perished.
He called the 9/11 attacks "horrific." They occurred after he was told by his best friend - Al Qaeda operative Abu al-Haadi - that a "new mission" would be much bigger than the embassy bombings. Omar mourned al-Haadi's death in the resulting U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

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  • I am Alina from Romania, teacher and poetess. I have just read this article and I really believe that Omar is very different from his father. At least I hope so...I am Omar's age and I do not know why, but I have the feeling that I highly sympathize with him and his life, although at first sight we have nothing in common. Maybe the fact that both of us love animals. But I think that, no matter what his father did, he must not hate him, but hope that GOD will enlighten his soul and mind. I really think that the most important struggle of a human being is not to lose his/her spirit, LIGHT and BELIEF IN THE KINDNESS OF HUMAN NATURE. This is the only way we can survive without being touched by the wickedness and misery of the mankind. I think that within each and every of us there is a grain of divinity. And, although I am an Orthodocs Christian, I believe in the reason and nobility of the Muslim religion and I love all people equally. Therefore, dear Omar bin Laden, I believe in you, I believe that you are not only very handsome, but also inteligent, sensitive, reasonable, kind,TOLERANT and FORGIVING.
    With appreciation,
    Alina, ROMANIA (

    By Blogger Alina, At September 2, 2009 5:22:00 PM GMT+00:00  

  • Hi, I'm Jean Sasson, the person who wrote GROWING UP BIN LADEN with the cooperation of Najwa and her son, Omar. I thought you'd like to know that when you read the book you will read that Omar did NOT know about the 1998 Embassy Bombings. He knew that something was going on, but had no clue about any kind of attack -- he heard about the Embassy bombings on the radio! Afterward, his father gathered his men and sons and left Kandahar to go to the camp at KHOST. They stayed there for a while but after Osama received a phone call, they left to go further North, into Kabul where they hid out in a safe house for a full month. The training camp was hit an hour or so after Osama took his men and left. So, Omar was still a teenager at the time and was not in on anything to do with his father's business. In Fact, Omar was never a member of al-Qaeda, although he observed a lot, particularly as he grew older. And, Omar never knew about 9/11 -- he was warned by a friend to leave, that he was not a fighter, and that he should leave to find a normal life. Omar left when he was 19 years old and was as shocked as all of us when 9/11 occurred. He didn't believe for years that his father was responsible, in fact, he just couldn't accept it -- and I do understand how any son would turn away from that reality. I felt compelled to clarify the fact that Omar was not involved in any fighting or attacks on the west, and is very sorry for anyone who was harmed. I have known Omar for nearly two years now and have found him to be an honorable young man filled with integrity. The world needs to give him a chance simply because he has never done anything wrong... All best, Jean Sasson

    By Blogger Jean, At October 17, 2009 5:32:00 AM GMT+00:00  

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