Spain has rejected an appeal for political asylum made by Omar Osama Bin Laden, one of the many (19) sons of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.
Omar, and his British born wife, arrived at Madrid airport on Monday on a stopover flight from Egypt to Morocco and immediately asked for political asylum on the grounds that his pacifist beliefs put his life in danger in the Middle East.
The couple had been hoping to move into Mrs Bin Laden’s home in Cheshire some months ago, but the British government refused to give her hubby a visa on the grounds that his presence in the country would not be ‘conducive to the public good’.
The Spanish Interior Ministry refused the asylum request on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim that Omar Osama Bin Laden’s life was in danger and therefore did not meet the conditions necessary for entry into Spain.
Omar Osama Bin Laden states that he has urged his father, who has not seen since 2000, to give up violence, but did not exactly help his cause by also saying that he had no proof that his father was responsible for the US bombings in 2001 and the UK bombings in 2005.
The couple also stated that it was becoming increasingly more difficult to find a country which would accept them, purely due to the family name. They are still being detained at Barajas airport with Omar Osama Bin Laden says he will appeal the government decision.