Osama bin Laden’s son inherited his nose and dark eyes, and was an artist from his mother. “She loves to paint, and so does one of my sisters. (…) So the need to paint runs in my blood,” he explained to “Vice” after the 2021 terrorist attack on the New York Twins. Towers and the Pentagon.
He spent his childhood in Jeddah, among millions of Saudis and deep in the countryside, raising horses, starlings and goats with his father. “I miss the fun times when I was so young and naive to see the world around me. I miss the vast desert dunes and rolling seas. I miss the serenity of childhood,” he said. At the tender age of seven, Omar painted horses, and to this day he recalls that teachers hung his work in front of the entire school and noticed his talent.
Saddam Hussein’s world collapsed when he took Kuwait as his own. Three years later, he and his family fled abroad, where he was soon inducted into al-Qaeda at the behest of his father. He was still a boy and he already had to participate in bloody battles. Osama never saw him as a child – we read that he was “a stern patriarch who took away his sons’ toys, beat them regularly, and, when they grew up, forced them to volunteer for suicide missions.”
Omar Bin Laden – What happened to him?
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Eventually the son couldn’t take it anymore and left bin Laden when he came of age and went to Syria with his mother. At the time, he was living in Saudi Arabia and saw two passenger planes hit the World Trade Center towers on television. Since then, he has set himself the goal of being an “ambassador of peace”. “A lot of people think that Arabs — especially the sons of bin Laden and Osama — are terrorists. But that’s not true,” he told The Associated Press in 2008.
“I want the world to know that I have grown up, I want to know that for the first time in my life I am comfortable with myself and do not forget to deal with emotions, “- he said.
– He agreed.
Omar has been creating with his wife for a long time, but recently caught the world’s attention as he prepared for the first exhibition of his work. “Some of the paintings were booked before the opening (…) This name sells. Small canvases cost 750 to 800 euros and large ones 2,000 to 2,500 euros,” said antiques dealer Pascal Martin.
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