Osama's successors would be 'much, much worse,' warns son

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Washington, Feb. 12 (ANI): Osama bin Laden's son has warned that if his father is killed, his successors as new al Qaeda chief would be "much, much worse."

"From what I knew of my father and the people around him I believe he is the most kind among them, because some are much, much worse Their mentality wants to make more violence, to create more problems," ABC News quoted Omar bin Laden, who was raised in the midst of his father's fighters, as saying.

Omar, who was picked by Osama to succeed him as the leader of jihad, turned his back on his father's philosophy - a remarkable step for a man in an Arab culture where it is a sin to disobey his father and taboo to openly criticize him.

He recently opposed his father after hearing Osama in an audio tape praise the attempt by the "Detroit bomber".

"Attacking peaceful people is not being fair, it is unacceptable. If you have a problem with armies or governments you should fight those people. This is what I find unacceptable in my father's way," Omar said.

"My father should find some letter to send to all of these people, at least to tell them they shouldn't attack the civilians," he added.

When asked whether there is anything his father likes about the United States, Omar says "their weapons," and nothing else.

And despite the 25 million dollar bounty on his father's head and the ever-searching drones, Omar is confident that his father won't be caught and that no Afghan will turn him in.

"It's been 30 years now since he started fighting there. Who could catch him? No one. This is the country that whoever gets in is stuck, be it the armies or the mujahideen," he said. (ANI)

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