Osama's mum breaks silence over 2011 death, says he loved her

OBL’s mother recalls good child

OBL’s mother recalls good child

Ghanem, who is in her 70s, revealed that her son became a "different man" and that it never crossed her mind that her "shy" and "pious" son would go on to become a jihadist capable of carrying out the devastating attacks that killed thousands of people in NY in 2001.

In an interview with Guardian, Ghamen said; "My life was very hard because he was so far away from me".

"She loved him so much and refuses to blame him".

Ghanem insisted her first-born son had been a deeply religious individual who "changed" at university.

But when she learned he had become jihadist, she was crushed, she said.

In an interview to British newspaper the Guardian, she remembered her son as "shy and good child growing up", who was "brainwashed" at university. "I would always tell him to stay away from them, and he would never admit to me what he was doing".

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She also said the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, which her son became involved with while studying, was like a "cult". "It never crossed my mind", says Alia.

Hassan said: 'I don't want to go through that again. "Why would he throw it all away like that?"

According to The Guardian, the bin Ladens remain a wealthy and important family in Saudi Arabia, and they needed permission from Saudi Arabia's leadership to speak with Ghanem.

She said the family saw him last, two years before the 9/11 attack took place.

But even one of Bin Laden's half-brothers, who was also interviewed, admitted she may be looking at her terrorist son through rose-colored glasses. A day earlier, when asked if the White House condemned the jeering Acosta captured on video at the rally, Sanders said the relationship between the White House and the press is a "two-way street". He ran the al-Qaeda jihadist network until he was tracked down to a compound in Pakistan and shot dead by U.S. special forces in 2011. "From the youngest to the eldest, we all felt ashamed of him; we knew all of us were going to face disgusting consequences", he added. "We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russian Federation to try and weaken and divide the United States", said Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence.

But while bin Laden's career as a terrorist and head of Al Qaeda came to an end at the hands of US Navy SEALs in a midnight raid on his hideout in Pakistan, his militancy seems to have taken root in his youngest child. Our family overseas all came back to Saudi, ' decried Ahmad. Think twice about what you are doing. "You are entering terrible parts of your soul". For the first time, they spoke about Osama bin-Laden's childhood and the transformation to becoming the most notorious person in history.

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