Jane Felix-Browne, a British woman who married a son of Osama bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, says the couple are divorcing under the pressure of the bin Laden family.
Jane, a 51-year-old grandmother from Moulton, a village in northwestern England, married 27-year-old Omar bin Laden in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia in April. According to The Sun, Jane said that bin Laden's family members feel they have been humiliated. She said that her husband Omar had been threatened in a telephone call by unidentified caller.
"Omar was told he shouldn't be married to me, and there was a very good chance he would be taken to prison," The Sun quoted her saying. "Omar knew who it was on the phone, but he wouldn't tell me. After the call he said he felt both our lives were in jeopardy."
On Wednesday morning, Jane commented that "People are opposed to my marriage because I am British. I wasn't prepared to see the man I love die," she said, "It was a really, really good marriage, a strong marriage. But I cannot stand by and watch my beloved husband die before my very eyes.
"The bin Laden family are afraid of the political implications of a British woman being married to the son of Osama bin Laden. They fear embarrassment and complications, not just in their own country but also in Britain and America," she continued.
The husband responded that "this marriage is now over." According to The Sun, Omar said I don't want a divorce, but there are serious reasons for this breakup that I can't talk about," he said. "We can't stand up when the waves from the sea are coming to wipe us out."
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