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My family wants me to divorce my English bride: Bin Laden Jr

Osama bin Laden's son faces being disowned by his family following his marriage to a 51-year-old British grandmother Jane Felix-Browne.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2007 19:46 IST

Osama bin Laden's son faces being disowned by his family following his marriage to a 51-year-old British grandmother and has been told by his relatives to terminate his relationship with former Parish councillor Jane Felix-Browne who is a five-time divorcee.

"Everyone is against it -- my family, society. Everyone thinks it is a bad thing. I was told by my family that they do not approve of the marriage and there will be consequences. But I love her," the 'Daily Mail' reported on Sunday, quoting Omar bin Laden as saying.

"No I am not going to divorce my second wife. I am going to struggle along with her and this will all settle down," said Osama's 27-year-old son, who lives with his first wife and their two-year-old son in Saudi Arabia.

Omar, who runs a scrap-metal business in Saudi Arabian coastal city of Jeddah, married his besotted bride in an Islamic ceremony at a friend's house in Cairo with just two of his relatives as witnesses, following a whirlwind romance which began in Egypt last September when he spotted Felix-Brown riding a horse near the Great Pyramid.

Angered by claims that he spent up to 15 hours a day chatting with his bride over the internet, Omar said, "I have a job. It would not be physically possible to be spending all that time on the internet and it suggests that I am depriving my son and wife in Saudi Arabia."

"I am speaking out because my wife in Saudi Arabia is upset by the stories and the media attention. She is fine about my second marriage but not the stories," he said, claiming that he and his second wife have agreed not to talk to the media any more.