One of Osama bin Laden's sons has claimed that his father was training him to follow in his footsteps, using his dogs to fire guns and test chemical weapons as a child in Afghanistan. were preparing for.
Bin Laden's fourth eldest son, Omar, claimed in an interview with The Sun newspaper during a trip to Qatar that he was "victimized" and was trying to forget the "bad times" with his father. .
Omar, 41, who now lives with wife Zaina in Normandy, France, remembers bin Laden as the son he had chosen to carry on his work.
However, he left Afghanistan in April 2001, a few months before the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
He told the newspaper, "I said goodbye to him and he said goodbye to me. I had lived enough in that world. However, my father was not happy that I was leaving."
Talking about the chemical experiments done by his father's henchmen, he said that I had seen everything.
He said, "They tested it on my dogs. I was not happy. I try to forget all the bad times as much as I can. It's very difficult. You suffer all the time."
Now a painter, Omar believes his art is a form of therapy and his favorite subject is "the mountains after living five years in Afghanistan".
His artwork reportedly sells for up to GBP 8,500 a canvas.
Omar, born in March 1981 in Saudi Arabia to bin Laden's first wife Najwa, said, "They give me a safe feeling, like I'm untouchable."
“My father never asked me to join al-Qaeda, but he told me that I was the son chosen to carry on his work. When I said I was not suited to that life, he Disappointed."
When asked why he thought his father had chosen him as his successor, he told the newspaper: "I don't know, maybe because I was more intelligent, which is why I'm alive today."
His 67-year-old wife Zaina told the newspaper that Omar is her "soul mate" and she believes he is suffering from "very bad trauma, stress and panic attacks".
She says, "Umar loves and hates Osama.
He loves him because he is his father but hates what he has done.
The Sun reported that Omar was in Qatar on May 2, 2011, when he heard the news that US Navy SEALs had killed his father, who was hiding in a safe house in Pakistan.
The official US account is that bin Laden's body was buried at sea from the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson within 24 hours of his death.
However, Omar has doubts: "It would be better to bury my father and know where his body is. But they didn't give us a chance."
"I don't know what they did to him. They say they threw him in the sea but I don't believe it. I think they took his body to America for people to see."
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