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Bin Laden's son weds grandmother from Cheshire
Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2007

Posted on 07/11/2007 9:48:29 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

To say they are an unlikely couple would be an understatement.

She is a 51-year-old grandmother and parish councillor from a village in Cheshire, he is a 27-year-old Arab scrap metal dealer from Jeddah... who just happens to be the son of Osama bin Laden.

But now, after a holiday romance which started when he saw her riding a horse near the Great Pyramid in Egypt, Jane Felix-Browne and Omar Ossama bin Laden have married.

Mrs Felix-Browne, who has been married five times before, met Bin Laden in Egypt last September while she was undergoing treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Her new husband already has a wife and a two-year-old child - under Islamic law men are permitted to have four wives - while Mrs Felix-Browne has three adult sons and five grandchildren.

They married in Islamic ceremonies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and are now awaiting permission from the authorities in Riyadh to make the marriage official.

Mrs Felix-Browne, who will not be using her husband's name, is also trying to get him a visa so he can visit Britain.

At the moment she lives in Moulton - where she has various jobs including restoring houses and aircraft - and speaks to him every day over the internet

She said she was aware some people would be hostile to her marriage. "I hope people don't judge me too harshly," she told The Times.

The groom: Omar Ossama bin Laden, first met Jane Felix-Browne while horseriding

"I married the son, not the father."

She added: "I just married the man I met and fell in love with - to me he is just Omar. I hope people will take a step back and think what it was like when they fell in love.

"He is the most beautiful person I have ever met. His heart is pure, he is pious, quiet, a true gentleman, and he is my best friend."

Father-in-law: Osama Bin Laden

After their first encounter in September riding round the Pyramids, the pair got talking on a night ride the next day.

"This was the start of our intense friendship that culminated in our marriage," she told the Sun. "I saw him all day, every day. We rode together, ate together and talked non-stop.

"But we were never alone. Omar had little command of the English language, but there was chemistry there.

"We laughed all the time. We were falling in love.

"Omar said that when he is with me he forgets the world and all his problems."

Mrs Felix-Browne returned to Egypt in April, when she proposed to him. They married the same week in a traditional Muslim ceremony.

Friends of Mrs Felix-Browne laughed when she told them in the village pub she had married Osama bin Laden's son.

Regulars in the Lion pub in Moulton, Cheshire, thought she was joking when she said she had tied the knot with Omar Ossama bin Laden.

Landlord Jim Mellor, 62, said no one believed Mrs Felix-Browne when she first told pubgoers about the marriage two months after the ceremony in April.

He said: "There was a small group of us in the pub when she let slip she had married Osama bin Laden's son.

"Of course we all laughed and thought it was a wind-up. We all said 'pull the other one'.

"Jane was adamant though but I didn't believe her because I thought there would be a security issue about who she was marrying and she would be hardly allowed to tell anyone.

"We continued to rib her about it on and off over the next few weeks when she came into the pub.

"Although I doubted her I now have to accept it's true."

He said Mrs Felix-Browne, who he described as "very intelligent" and "always smartly dressed", had travelled to Egypt on a regular basis over the last 12 months to receive treatment for her multiple sclerosis.

Mr Mellor said: "I must admit I was beginning to have my suspicions about all these visits to Egypt. I thought there must be some other reason as to why she kept going over there."

He added she was a practising Muslim who did not drink alcohol. One of her parents is believed to have been a Muslim and it is reported she also uses the name Zaina Mohamad Al-Sabah.

Mrs Felix-Browne said British police had visited her to warn her of the personal security dangers of being married to the fourth-eldest son of the world's most wanted man. Bin Laden has a $25 million (£12.5 million) bounty from the US government on his head.

Mrs Felix-Browne believes she met her new husband's father at a party in London in the Seventies through a Saudi man she married when she was 16.

As leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden has been held responsible for the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US and has been linked with several other terrorist plots including the 7/7 London bombings.

Mrs Felix-Browne, who uses the Muslim name Zaina Mohamad Al Sabah, said her husband has had no contact with his father since they were both in Afghanistan in 2000.

Omar bin Laden is one of 11 children his father had with Najwa, one of his wives.

The terror leader is thought to have 17 children.

Omar has been ostracised by the extensive Bin Laden clan because of his father's notoriety.

"He told me he has had no contact with his father since the day he left him. I am sure he is sincere about this fact," said Mrs Felix-Browne.

"He has no knowledge of his father's whereabouts. He had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks and was as shocked as everyone else when it happened.

"I don't want any of my family upset by my actions. I know for everybody who likes me there will probably be a million enemies."


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To: mnehrling

Get a close up of that Bin Laden chick in the bathtub... she looks just like him!


51 posted on 07/11/2007 10:53:32 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: tgusa
pas rien
52 posted on 07/11/2007 10:55:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (I never consented to live in the Camp of the Saints.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

If I was the groom, I’d have her open all the wedding gifts, while I was out of town.


53 posted on 07/11/2007 10:55:52 AM PDT by ExcitableBoy
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To: Bladerunnuh

“help me out here. Bin Laden’s kids/family still walk this earth and breathe 02 because... I’m at a loss


You have a good reason to kill them?


54 posted on 07/11/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: cjshapi

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championships. It was intoxicating to be surrounded by all that beauty!

I like Saddlebreds, too. But, I’ve only owned Walking Horses for trail riding. :o(

Going to your homepage...


55 posted on 07/11/2007 10:56:10 AM PDT by delphirogatio
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To: Bon mots
Get a close up of that Bin Laden chick in the bathtub... she looks just like him!

Man, that just ruined it for me.

56 posted on 07/11/2007 10:57:05 AM PDT by SIDENET (RUH-ROH)
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To: mnehrling

I think it is niece that look like 10,000 Manaics singer Natalie Merchant

That same one that pose in Vanity Fair in bathtub


57 posted on 07/11/2007 10:57:31 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: COUNTrecount

It doesn’t say what happened to her last five husbands. If they’ve all died, there’s hope this one will too...before too long. One less bin Laden in the world can’t hurt.


58 posted on 07/11/2007 11:02:53 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Millee

Six marriages? That’s the triumph of hope over experience!


59 posted on 07/11/2007 11:03:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“The Cairo Spring of Mrs. Felix-Browne,” by Tennessee Williams.


60 posted on 07/11/2007 11:11:08 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: COUNTrecount

This sounds suspiciously like an old Herman’s Hermits song...


61 posted on 07/11/2007 11:18:58 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD -"What would Jack Bauer do?")
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To: delphirogatio

Did you go to the Natl’s in Lousiville or Albequerque? I’ve been lucky enough to compete in Lousiville.

I’ve never ridden a walker but hear they make wonderful trail horses.


62 posted on 07/11/2007 11:19:59 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: COUNTrecount
After their first encounter in September riding round the Pyramids, the pair got talking on a night ride the next day.

Either I have misunderstood the concept of a "night ride," or the reporter did.
63 posted on 07/11/2007 11:22:07 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Mrs. Bin Laden looks stoned in that picture.


64 posted on 07/11/2007 11:23:36 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: BritExPatInFla
Good question. While I wouldn't hesistate to put down OBL in the worst way possible (a quick death is too good for him), I wouldn't want to terminate any of his 'get' unless they are like him. Don't know about this dude, but there is a female relative of his (the one shown in the pictures near post 50 I believe) who is very much unlike him. He would probably strangle her himself if he could. Same thng for this chap ...if he is just a human being living his life (and making a major booboo by shacking up with some woman out to beat Liz' Taylor's record) then its his life. He can do with it as he pleases. It is only when he decides to take up his father's Jihadi ideals that he steps into the gotta-kill-him zone.

Anyways, just my $0.02

65 posted on 07/11/2007 11:23:36 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Vision

Sorry, I didn’t realise that was what those looks were. I’ve seen those looks in a lot of pictures of many different peoples.


66 posted on 07/11/2007 11:26:10 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: mnehrling

Wafa’s really pretty, and has a great sense of style.


67 posted on 07/11/2007 11:26:51 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: NRA2BFree

...and murderous hell-spawns too.


68 posted on 07/11/2007 11:27:37 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I wonder why someone would choose Egypt as the place to be treated for MS.


69 posted on 07/11/2007 11:28:36 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: stuartcr

For my education, can you post some of those pictures?


70 posted on 07/11/2007 11:30:50 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Bon mots

Lol! Thanks for trying anyway.


71 posted on 07/11/2007 11:32:33 AM PDT by derllak
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To: Vision

She looks like Judy Gulliani.


72 posted on 07/11/2007 11:32:49 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: COUNTrecount

This will work out if she likes to skip the foreplay.


73 posted on 07/11/2007 11:34:35 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The Republican party of today is the Whig party of the 1850's.)
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To: angcat

Yea she does.


74 posted on 07/11/2007 11:35:12 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: cjshapi

Actually, I had the distinct honor of attending in Lousiville & Albuquerque! (I used to compete on the horse judging teams in 4-H. Some of the happiest, best memories I have!! I helped coach a team that went to Albuqurque, too. They won! I am from VA, and we had some of the best 4-H horse judging teams around...if I do say so myself!) :)

And, yes, if I am going to trail ride, I’ll be on a Walker. Period! (No offense to other breed lovers intended.) :)~


75 posted on 07/11/2007 11:36:26 AM PDT by delphirogatio
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To: delphirogatio

Congrats on the win! That’s got to be very satisfying. Not sure where you’re at in VA, but that is the same Arabian Horse Assn region in which I live...am from PA. The Lexington facility sure has some nice shows there and the Arabian sport horse nationals are there this year.


76 posted on 07/11/2007 11:42:16 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: BritExPatInFla

“You have a good reason to kill them?”

Actually several thousand good reasons. It reminds me of a story where a Russian diplomat was kidnapped, and the KGB found out where the family of one of the kidnappers lived, they took his mother, chopped her into pieces, and sent a box to the kidnappers and their man was released in just a couple days.

Someone like Bin Laden is just bad seed. You don’t need that in the gene pool. Besides, it would upset him to no end, which would warm my heart. That is, if he’s even still alive.


77 posted on 07/11/2007 11:44:13 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: Vision

I don’t have any of them personally, I’m 56yo, and I’ve seen lots of pictures over the years. I remember them, but I couldn’t supply you with any, sorry. I suggest going through thousands of magazines, newspapers, tv shows, books, etc. over the next 20 or so years. I’m sure you’ll find some of the one’s I’m thinking of.


78 posted on 07/11/2007 11:45:03 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: cjshapi

I am VERY close to the Lexington facility. We are sure glad you folks from PA (and everywhere else) come to our beautiful facility. When are the Arab Sport horse trials? I might have to wander that way and take a gander!


79 posted on 07/11/2007 11:45:41 AM PDT by delphirogatio
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To: COUNTrecount
Mrs. Felix-Browne seems to have lost a few of these.

And she says she married the son, not the father, but in telling her friends the ID of her sixth husband, she said she married Osama bin Laden's son.
80 posted on 07/11/2007 11:51:31 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM
Is she what is know as an "anchor wife"?

I know of a sad case here in US where this woman met a guy named Muhammad twenty-five years her junior on the Internet and now it is conversion for and all her children. And for Muhammad perhaps a great cover for getting a green card and starting a terrorist cell.

81 posted on 07/11/2007 12:01:37 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

Those were pretty much my thoughts as well.
I hope the people in charge find it in their hearts to refuse obl’s son the right to set foot in the UK.

It said in the article that Muslim men can take up to four wives. In the first post it says that obl’s father had up to ten wives and 59 children.


82 posted on 07/11/2007 12:08:26 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: Vision
Seriously, why do most muslims have those lifeless- suicide bomber- eyes? Don't answer that.

Thats a very good observation. Its quite creepy, and other worldly. It seems a lot of totalitarian ideologies the people get a certain look on their face, or maybe a unique look for each one? Like think of all those happy faces we see walking the streets of a liberal utopia like North Korea or some other communist nation.

83 posted on 07/11/2007 12:09:47 PM PDT by ran20
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To: delphirogatio

http://www.arabianhorses.org/competitions/nationalevents/sporthorse/2007/

The dates are listed at this link. As the show draws closer they’ll have the actual schedule posted. It’s a lot different than what you’ve seen at the “main ring” nationals but there are some beautiful horses there who are very talented athletes as well.


84 posted on 07/11/2007 12:17:54 PM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: cjshapi

THANKS!! Looks great!

Take care!


85 posted on 07/11/2007 12:23:14 PM PDT by delphirogatio
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To: Cecily

LOL!


86 posted on 07/11/2007 12:24:56 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: cjshapi

He is pretty isn’t he? (the horse)

And Arabs are made for the heat... look at those veins. :~)


87 posted on 07/11/2007 12:48:43 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: mnehrling
From what I understand, most of Bin Ladin's kids are pretty progressive, hell, his daughter is a model and pretty much every thing she wears would get her beheaded in Afghanistan.

LMAO, ROTFLMAO!!! There IS justice in the world! LOL
88 posted on 07/11/2007 6:34:14 PM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: Millee
This is her 6th marriage?? She’s obviously insane.

Nope. Just horny and stupid. No shortage of that type around. And of course, he wants legitimacy, which marriage to a British citizen would help convey.

89 posted on 07/11/2007 7:20:27 PM PDT by montag813
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