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British woman to divorce Bin Laden son

The newspaper quoted her as saying her husband had been threatened in a telephone call, but she did not identify the caller or give details about the threat.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 12:02 September 19, 2007
  • Gulf News

London: The British grandmother who married into Osama Bin Laden's family is planning to divorce him, The Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Jane Felix-Browne, a 51-year-old grandmother from Moulton, a village in northwestern England, married Omar Bin Laden, 27, in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia in April.

But Felix-Browne said, according to The Sun, that Bin Laden's family members feel they have been humiliated.

The newspaper quoted her as saying her husband had been threatened in a telephone call, but she did not identify the caller or give details about the threat. "Omar was told he shouldn't be married to me, and there was a very good chance he would be taken to prison," The Sun quoted her as saying.

She could not be reached for comment on Wednesday morning. "People are opposed to my marriage because I am British. I wasn't prepared to see the man I love die," she was quoted as saying.

"The Bin Laden family are afraid of the political implications of a British woman being married to the son of Osama Bin Laden. They fear embarrassment and complications, not just in their own country but also in Britain and America," Felix-Browne was quoted as saying.


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