Shocking: Osama Bans His Kids From Al-Qaeda

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden

It sounds curious but it is true that the slain leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden urged his children not to join the terrorist organisation he founded and led until he was killed by American forces last Sunday.

Osama Bin Laden

Latest reports by the Daily Mail of London, revealed that Osama in his will apologised to his children and went further to urge them not to join the dreaded Al Qaeda. While addressing his children, he was said to have written in the will: “I’m sorry I spent so much time on Jihad.”

A document purporting to be Osama bin Laden’s will from 2001 resurfaced in the wake of the Al Qaeda leader’s death in Pakistan.

In the document claiming to be Osama bin Laden’s last will, the terrorist mastermind apologises to his children for neglecting them in favour of Jihad.

And in a curious move he also urges them NOT to work for Al Qaeda.

The document, which was first published in a Lebanese newspaper in 2001, has resurfaced this week following the insurgent’s death at the hands of the Navy SEALS six team on Sunday.

It is thought bin Laden wrote the will in 2001 after the September 11 terror attacks in which nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.

U.S. intelligence sources remain sceptical on its authenticity, however, despite it being cited in a recent Senate report.

In the will bin Laden compares himself to a seventh century caliph and suggests his children need to forge their own way in life rather than ride on the back of his name.

“As for you my children: Forgive me for not giving you except but a minimum amount of my time since I have begun my call for jihad,” bin Laden allegedly writes in the will.

“And I advise you not to join in the work of Al Qaeda.”

This is in direct contrast to what one of his children – it is believed bin Laden has fathered between 12 to 24 children – told The Guardian newspaper in 2009.

“He never asked me to join Al Qaeda, but he did tell me I was the son chosen to carry on his work,” Omar bin Laden, Osama’s son and author of Growing Up Bin Laden, said.

Son Saad was killed in a 2009 drone attack was thought to have been a close confidant of bin Laden and fought alongside him in Pakistan.

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Another, Khalid, died with his father during the SEAL raid on Sunday.

Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside Al Qaeda and head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, is convinced the document is genuine however.

“I have no doubt this document is real,” he told ABC News. “Despite being puritanical, bin Laden had a rather modern management style,” Gunaratna said.

“He didn’t want them to inherit what he built simply because they were his sons. He wanted them to work from the bottom up.”

Bin Laden also writes that his four wives do not remarry in the event of his death.

“Do not think of remarrying for it is sufficient for you to care for our children and sacrifice for them and make prayers for them,” he allegedly wrote.

Gunaratna also claimed the signature at the bottom of the document was that of bin Laden’s.

For Michael Scheuer, a veteran CIA agent, who headed the secretive bin Laden Issue Station, and was later the chief of the bin Laden Unit, the will is a fraud.

“It’s a Saudi fabrication and it’s been around for years,” Scheuer told ABC News.

“Nothing in it resembles bin Laden’s thought patterns,” he said. “The structure of the language is all wrong.

“One thing that never appears in his documents is despair, and this thing is full of despair.

“It’s a direct contradiction to what we know about bin Laden,” he added.


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