* They have rights, you see: because one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter…
Omar bin Laden and his British wife, Zaina al Sabah bin Laden, pictured during an interview in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters
Osama bin Laden’s son is prepared to take his fight for a British visa to the highest legal authority in Europe, his wife said today in a television interview.
Omar bin Laden, 26, met his wife at the pyramids in Egypt and is now determined to come to the UK to build a life with her.
Zaina al Sabah bin Laden, 52, who used to be known as Jane Felixe-Browne, has a home in Moulton, Cheshire.
She told GMTV Omar had passed all the necessary immigration tests, but said she was “99%” sure his application would be rejected because his father was the boss of al-Qaida.
Meanwhile, back in the caves of Waziristan:
Dubai, 15 April (AKI) – A jihadist message posted to an al-Qaeda linked website urges Allah to “curse” Italy’s prime minister-elect, billionaire media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, and also Pope Benedict XVI.
“May Allah curse and unleash his wrath on him [Berlusconi], and the evil Pope,” read the message, which recently appeared on one of the main jihadist websites, the al-Qaeda linked Al-Hesbah.
The message was signed by ‘al-Wahabi’.
“Urgent news” read a banner headline on Al-Hesbah.
“Berlusconi wins the Italian general election and becomes premier for the third time.”
The message is signed by ‘Qannas al-Jazira’ – meaning ‘Sniper from the Arabian Peninsula’ in Arabic.
Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom party scored a decisive victory in Italy’s general election held on Sunday and Monday. He is already reported to be putting together the cabinet for his new government, the third he has led as prime minister.
A third message posted by ‘Fursan al-Fajr’ reads: “Several days ago, Berlusconi said that if he won [the elections] he would visit Israel.”