Bin Laden chose his wife of 18 years for being "religious" and having "good morals, " says an intermediary

Bin Laden chose his wife of 18 years for being "religious" and having "good morals, " says an intermediary

Ibb : Yemen | May 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM PDT
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The man who set the wedding of bin Laden and his fifth wife, who was 18 at the time, said the head of al-Qaeda made his choice, taking into account the woman's religious devotion and moral quality of his family.

According to the Yemen Times newspaper, his wife, Amal Ahmed Al-Sadah, was of Yemeni origin and was 18 when she married bin Laden, who was 43.

The man who allegedly brokered the marriage - Rashad Mohammed Saeed Sheikh Ismail, a member of al-Qaeda in Yemen - told the newspaper by telephone, as was the choice of bride.

"I said, and would like her face?" Said the sheikh, the newspaper said. "And he said, a woman religious, moral values, and a decent family."

According to the sheikh, to marry a Yemeni was in bin Laden's view, a way to forge an alliance with its roots.

The conversation between the leader of Al Qaeda and Ismail might have even been in Afghanistan in 1999. In his interview to the Yemen Times, said the sheik was there that they married in 2000.

"I knew her. She was a quiet girl who did not speak much. She was very religious and spiritual," said Ismail, who lives in the town of Ibb, Yemen, where the bride's family still lives.

The following year, after the attacks of September 2001 in the United States, Bin Laden and Al-Sadah had a daughter.


The wife was the residence of Abbottabad in Pakistan, where bin Laden was tracked down and killed by special forces of the United States. She was the youngest of five women from the leader of Al-Qaeda.Segundo describing the spokesman of the White House, the wife would be interposed between the husband and American troops, and shot in the leg. But he did not.

In an interview with the Yemen Times, the deputy ambassador of Pakistan in Yemen said that the widow will be sent back to Yemen.

According to the diplomat, the relatives of Bin Laden will be sent to their countries of origin as soon as they are released from the interrogations conducted by Pakistani security forces.

According to information from CNN, Al-Sadah allegedly told investigators that he lived for five years with bin Laden at the residence of Abbottabad. In the same place, lived eight sons of bin Laden and another family of five.

A spokesman for Pakistan's security forces told the channel that the woman almost never left home.

In an interview with CNN, a relative of the young wife, Ahmed, said the Yemeni government has been pressuring the family to avoid speaking to the press about the leader of Al Qaeda.

Ahmed, who told Al-Sadah known since childhood, said the family is conservative, but never shown as the extremist views of bin Laden.

Of his five wives, it is believed that the leader of al-Qaeda had in total at least 20 children.

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Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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