Omar Osama bin Laden, 27, and his British wife arrived at Cairo International Airport over the weekend after he unsuccessfully tried to seek political asylum in Spain, claiming he would not be safe if he returned to an Arab country. The couple had lived in Egypt for the past year.Ambassador for peace? Yeah, why do I think he's just lip-syncing? I hear Antarctica is lovely this time of year...
Egyptian authorities at the airport decided to deny them entry and instead sent them to the Gulf Arab country of Qatar, said the security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media. It was not known why Egypt denied them entry.
There was no immediate comment from Qatar authorities, and it was not known whether they would be granted entry once they arrived there. [...]
Omar Osama bin Laden — one of the Al Qaeda leader's 19 children — caused a tabloid storm last year after he married Alsabah. He has not renounced his father, but has said he wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between the Muslim world and the West.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Omar Osama "Vanilli" bin Laden Denied Entry Into Egypt