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Jan 24, 2008
Osama not a terrorist, son says

WASHINGTON - One of Osama bin Laden's sons said he wishes his father would find "another way" to pursue his goals but does not believe his father is a terrorist, CNN television reported on Monday.

In an interview with the U.S. network, Omar bin Laden, 26, said in broken English that he disagreed with the killing of civilians.

"I try and say to my father: 'Try to find another way to help or find your goal. This bomb, this weapons, it's not good to use it for anybody,' " he said in the interview filmed in Cairo, where he lives.

Wearing his hair in braids and appearing with his British wife, Omar bin Laden said he had not spoken to his father since 2000, when he left an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan.

He said he does not believe his father is a terrorist. "Before they call it war, now they call it terrorism," he said. "He believes his job -- to help the people ... I don't think my father is a terrorist because history tells you he's not."

(Source: "Osama not a terrorist, son says", Canada, 22 January 2008)

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