The mother of the former enemy of the United States has agreed to come out of silence in an interview for the British daily The Guardian. And we discover a mother like the others, saying that her child has just … gone bad.
The British daily The Guardian has convinced the mother of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to recall his son’s memory. In an interview published August 3, Alia Ghanem – this is her name – tries to explain how her son became the number one enemy of the United States who hold him responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001. “C ‘ was a very good little boy until he met people who brainwashed him, “she recalls, referring to the influence of the Islamist organization of the Muslim Brotherhood at Jeddah University ( Saudi Arabia), where Osama Bin Laden studied from 1974 to 1978.
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 3, 2018
Alia Ghanem also remembers her son’s departure for Afghanistan, where he participated in guerrilla warfare against the Soviet armed forces, against a backdrop of cold war and confrontation with the United States. “He spent all his money in Afghanistan,” she says, remembering that it was also in Afghanistan that she saw her son for the last time in 1999. “It was a place close to an airport taken over from the Russians, “she recalls. And to continue: “He was very happy to receive us […] He killed an animal and we had a banquet, he invited everyone.”