Osama's son wants to work for UN


Omar— the fourth eldest son of the Al Qaeda leader — also reveals an abortive bid by his father to get him to take up arms. Asked if he plans to enter politics, Omar said: “I do not believe that I would be a good politician. I have a habit of speaking the truth, even when it does not serve me well. But I would like to be in a position to promote peace. I believe that the United Nations would be ideal for me.”

Omar told the New Statesman that his father asked him and his brothers to take up arms — “only once, at a meeting with his father”. “His sons were in attendance, although none of us was a fighter....He never asked me to join Al Qaeda, but he did tell me I was the son chosen to carry on his work. He was disappointed when I said I was not.”

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