Half Brother of Osama Bin Laden Says Family Received Recently Phone Call Confirming He Is Alive
Sheikh Ahmad, a half brother of Osama bin Laden said the family has its own information that bin Laden is alive and that he does not have kidney disease requiring dialysis.
"He is my brother. I know him. I lived with him for years. I know how much he fears God," Sheikh Ahmad said. He and Osama have the same mother but different fathers. Sheikh Ahmad is a 36-year-old married businessman who runs an advertising production company that's. He described the September 11 attacks as "terrible." "Any Muslim wouldn't accept this," he said, adding there was "no way" his brother could be involved in the hijackings.
Sheikh Ahmad said his mother received a call three weeks ago saying Osama was fine. He did not say who made the phone call.
"He said they believed the phone call was credible, that Osama is alive," he told CNN. Sheikh Ahmad disclosed he visited bin Laden a few times when bin Laden lived in Sudan and he saw him in Afghanistan last year.
Sheikh Ahmad said he and his mother last saw bin Laden at the January 2001 wedding of one of Osama's sons in Afghanistan. It was at that wedding that Sheikh Ahmad said his brother told him that stories he required kidney dialysis were not true. (Albawaba.com)
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