Osama’s will forbade his children from jihad, wives from remarrying

May 4th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI  

London, May 4 (ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden forbade his children from joining Al-Qaeda and ordered his wives not to remarry, according to his will released in a Kuwaiti newspaper.

He also apologized to his children for neglecting them as he devoted himself to ‘holy war’.

“You, my children, I apologize for giving you so little of my time because I responded to the need for Jihad,” the will stated.

The instruction to his 24 children not to fight jihad cites a precedent from the Islamic texts.

A four-page document signed “Your Brother Abu Abdullah Osama Muhammad Bin Laden,” also ordered his wives not to remarry and focus on raising his offspring.

“Don’t consider marrying again, and devote yourselves to your children and guide them to the right path,” the will stated.

The document is largely devoted to justifying the terrorist’s efforts to destroy America and Israel, The Telegraph reports.

According to the newspaper, the will was dated December 14, 2001. Up until that date, US intelligence had been picking up radio transmissions from bin Laden in Tora Bora, the cave complex on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where he hid to evade a US bombing campaign. (ANI)

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