Bin Laden Son Who Rejects Violence Condemns Father's 'Arbitrary Killing'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Saying that "arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems," an adult son of Osama bin Laden has condemned his father's killing.

The statement from 30-year-old Omar bin Laden, which was sent to The New York Times, is said to be on behalf of himself and other adult sons of the al-Qaida leader, the Times reports.

Omar bin Laden, as the Times reminds us, previously "denounced violence of all kinds" and had not lived with his father since 1999. The statement makes the case that the elder bin Laden should have been "arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit

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Hasan Hussein

I was under the belief that UBL was already dead. Obviously, I and others were wrong. But what I do object to is UBL's assassination BECAUSE I wanted this kufr alive and talking. The US could have used sleeping gas like done in Moscow. Those SEALs are stronger than firemen so they could run up stairs carrying two Usamas. And the US uses drugs better than sodium pentathol ever was and can take anything out of anyone with only controlled questioning. I am afraid that the perception by many Arabs and Pakistanis that UBL and al-Qaida was/is a US operation to begin with is now reinforced by this "hit" because the US did not want a talking Usama. {I also think the US monitired UBL by drone and followed his wife Amal (like they track kerosine shipments fighting the drug trade) to find him and NOT by a local 'safe house'.}

May. 10 2011 11:27 PM

He did tell his father that. His father wouldn't listen.

May. 10 2011 09:41 PM

Arbitrary killing is not a solution to a political problem? Did he tell his father that on 9/10/2001?

May. 10 2011 05:36 PM

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