Meet the other much-misunderstood Bin Laden clan

Last Updated: Fri, May 06, 2011 10:40 hrs

As news of Osama Bin Laden's death is being reported worldwide, life carries on as usual for some of his clan members.

Osama's half-brother, Yeslam Bin Laden, 60, who has lived in Switzerland for many years and has become a citizen of that country, is the most westernised of the lot, the Daily Mail reported.

But he is not quite as freethinking as one of his daughters, Wafah Dufour, who was born in California, of a Swiss-Iranian mother.

Wafah was studying at Columbia Law School in New York when her uncle's operatives hit the Twin Towers.

Since then she has posed in lingerie in GQ magazine and is pursuing a singing career. Of the Bin Ladens, she seems the least affected by Osama's radicalism.

Other third-generation Bin Ladens present contrasting figures. Among the more high profile recently has been Osama's fourth son, Omar, who as a child lived with his father in Al Qaeda camps in Sudan and Afghanistan.

He has now renounced Al Qaeda and has married a British interior designer called Zaina, who is 25 years his senior.

But that match has not been enough to persuade the UK authorities that he is worthy of a visa. The couple now divide their time between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. (ANI)



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