Osama bin Laden’s Mom: ‘He Was a Very Good Kid’

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It’s the perfect case study for the unconditional love a mother can have for her children: The mother of the 21st century’s most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, has come out in defense of her “very good kid.”

In her first interview about her infamous son, Alia Ghanem told The Guardian: “My life was very difficult because he was so far away from me. He was a very good kid and he loved me so much.” Ghanem, who’s in her mid-seventies, appears to believe bin Laden was led astray by those around him and absolves him of blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “He was a very good child until he met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early twenties. You can call it a cult. They got money for their cause. I would always tell him to stay away from them, and he would never admit to me what he was doing, because he loved me so much.” Asked if she expected her son to become a jihadi, Ghanem replied: “It never crossed my mind… We were extremely upset. I did not want any of this to happen. Why would he throw it all away like that?”

One of bin Laden’s half-brothers, who was also present at the interview, said of Ghanem when she left the room: “It has been 17 years now [since 9/11] and she remains in denial about Osama. She loved him so much and refuses to blame him. Instead, she blames those around him. She only knows the good boy side, the side we all saw. She never got to know the jihadist side.” Read more at The Guardian.

{Matzav.com}

11 COMMENTS

  1. It doisn’t matter vas his meshigina mama has toi saiy aboiut him.
    He vas a kraizy kid un ah kraizy aduilt too!
    Fun de Chusid!
    P.S. Gut Shabbos toi aill my funs!

  2. Honestly ….. (oh yes I’m ready to get much rhetoric from this comment).

    I can totally understand this and believe it 100%. As the mom, says he honestly could of been an exemplary good child till he got mixed in the wrong crowd. ‘Lehavdil’ these days we see and hear it from otd parents. We are all born naked of sin kind hearted sweet and genuine. It’s the atmosphere we choose to delve in which changes us and or shapes us to who we are, for the good or bad.

    However what the mother says obviously isn’t reality as truth.

    • Bin Laden died on Dec 14, 2001 as a result of kidney failure and other health problems as Fox News reported then. Fox News also added that Bin Laden, in his last recorded video, denied any responsibility for 9/11 and the FBI themselves then stated that there is no evidence that Bin Laden is responsible for 9/11.

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