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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Peace Activist bin Laden?

No. . .not THAT bin Laden. His boy Omar, who bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father, except for the dreadlocks, wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West. 26 year old Omar raised a tabloid storm last year when he married a 52-year-old British woman, Jane Felix-Browne, who took the name Zaina Alsabah. Now the couple say they want to be advocates, planning a 3,000-mile horse race across North Africa to draw attention to the cause of peace.

Omar lived with the al-Qaida leader in Sudan, then moved with him to Afghanistan in 1996. After training at an al-Qaida camp there in 2000 he decided there must be another way and left his father to return to his homeland of Saudi Arabia. Omar said he hasn't seen or been in contact with his father since leaving Afghanistan. "He doesn't have e-mail," Omar said. "He doesn't take a telephone ... if he had something like this, they will find him through satellites."

Or perhaps he's "bin dead" for several years now. . .either way, perhaps the youth in the East are arriving at the same conclusion as the youth in the West: the way of the fathers is not the proper course to follow.

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Blogger Stan Matuska said...

Ya know, I really really want to believe him, but they say the apple never falls far from the tree; plus how do we know it's not a trick???

title="comment permalink">January 17, 2008 11:10 PM  
Blogger Hill said...

I dig the dreads.

And if the attitude is genuine, well, I dig that, too!

Good morning, Good Man.

You up for drunk blogging the SOTU again this year?

I knew you would be.

Let's rock!


title="comment permalink">January 18, 2008 7:27 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

wouldn't that be nice?

title="comment permalink">January 18, 2008 9:18 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

Stan - Nothing wrong with a little leap of faith.

Hill - Where's my official-like invite with particulars?

Betmo - It's a start!

title="comment permalink">January 19, 2008 11:47 PM  

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