Friday, January 18, 2008

Bin Laden's son seeks "a new way"

Omar Osama bin Laden, the 26-year-old son of the Al-Qaeda leader, tells the Associated Press that he wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West. As part of his campaign, he and his wife are planning a 3,000-mile horse race across North Africa.
The Saudi-born Omar lived with his father in Sudan and moved with him to Afghanistan in 1996. He trained as an Al-Qaeda fighter for the next four years before deciding to seek another way. He left Afghanistan in 2000 and returned to Saudi Arabia.

"I don't want to be in that situation to just fight. I like to find another way and this other way may be like we do now, talking," he said.

He doesn't criticize his father.
Yeah, that's the thing that bothers me the most. When your Dad tried to kill tens of thousands of innocent Americans and did kill 3000 of them, and you would rather "find another way?" You might want to criticize that bit of terror.