Bin Laden urged by his son to end explosions

Updated: 2008-01-29 21:21

CAIRO -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was urged by his son to stop explosions as they do no good for anyone, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Omar bin Laden made the remarks in an interview with an Egyptian TV program broadcast on Monday, the report said.

The killing of civilians contradicts religion, democracy and humanity, Omar was quoted by MENA as saying in the first Arabic television channel interview in Cairo.

Asserting his intention to be an ambassador for peace, Omar also called on his father to try to stop using bombs and weapons and to find another way to reach his goals.

Omar said he has no contacts with his father and has not heard from Osama bin Laden since he left his father in Afghanistan in 2000.

Omar's British wife Jane Felix-Brown, who has a new name of Zaina Alsabah, also appeared on the TV show. The two got married last year.  

Omar denied that Felix-Brown is a Jewish, saying that her father, an Arab Muslim, immigrated to Britain in 1946 and married there a British Christian woman.

Trying to be advocates, the couple were reportedly planning a horse race across North Africa to draw attention to the cause of peace.

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