You gotta tip your cap to ABC News this week for going the extra mile to remind us all of 9/11. First they got their hands on some fresh new aerial photos of the World Trade Center going down, and now they’ve tracked down one of Osama Bin Laden’s 20 or so children, Omar Bin Laden, who turns out to favor rock/goth fashion, older women and American movie stars.
Yes, Omar is 28 and is married to a 54-year-old he met horseback riding in Egypt. Aren’t they a cute couple?
Omar and Zaina bin Laden are roaming the Middle East without a fixed address these days. Omar makes the most of creature comforts he was denied as a son of Osama Bin Laden, who shunned air conditioning and modern medicine. And he gets to embrace a western entertainment that would have been unthinkable in that household.
“I love Jim Carrey movies so much, and George Clooney,” Omar said. “I just saw the movie ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats,’ and it has very good message. The message of the movie is be peaceful, even if you have the power to do serious missions. Do it in a peaceful way.”
He says he used to be a fan of Sylvester Stallone. A recent article in Rolling Stone says Stallone snubbed him, refusing to look at the son of Osama bin Laden. “I was liking ‘Rambo’ movie, but since I met him I don’t like it.”
Omar bin Laden gives what seems to be a rare chuckle when asked about the Rolling Stone comparison to Scott, the son of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films â€“ a childhood spent holed up in Afghanistan’s remote Tora Bora mountains with a father bent on global destruction and domination.
The story goes on to note that Omar Bin Laden spent much of his teen years fantasizing about his cousin, just like many young American boys!