Bin Laden's son upset over ex-wife's comments

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Dubai, July 12 (ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's son Omar is deeply 'saddened and disappointed' over the statements made by his ex-wife Zaina Al Sabah in an interview to a Brit tabloid.

Zaina, 54, recently told The Sun: "He'd have manic periods when he [Omar] was very enthusiastic and excited about everything, then crashing lows when he would be quiet and subdued, staying in bed all day and not going to sleep until late at night.

"During his highs he'd spend extravagantly, blowing thousands of pounds on watches and clothes which he'd then give away.

"He'd learn blue jokes from watching Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey on TV, then tell them to strict Muslim clerics and burst into fits of laughter when they looked appalled. But then he'd regret his behaviour and become very depressed."

Omar, 29, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital two weeks ago with drug-induced schizophrenia and Zaina blames his troubles solely on his father Osama and the terrorist atrocities he caused.

She said: "There's no one else responsible for this. Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time.

"He loves him because he is his father, but hates what he has done. I think he suffered post- traumatic stress disorder after 9/11. Seeing what his dad had done ruined Omar's life.

"He has not seen his father for more than ten years and wants peace in the world, not violence and war."

But now Omar has tried to come clean of the charges made by Zaina, saying her statements are intended to harm his reputation.

"This is the last statement I will make about my ex-wife Zaina Al Sabah, no matter what she says," Gulf News quoted him, as saying. (ANI)

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