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Meet Omar Bin Laden, the fourth son of Osama Bin Laden who is a painter.

Omar bin Laden is the fourth son of Osama bin Laden, the former Al-Qaeda leader. He turned to painting (some of his paintings shown below) as a coping mechanism during the lockdown. Omar, the former Al-Qaeda leader's 39-year-old son, lives in Normandy, northern France, with his wife Zaina, a painter from Cheshire, England.

His works provide graphic representations of the United States, a country he has never visited and against which his father conducted a long-running terrorist uprising, culminating in his assassination in 2011. Landscapes of the mountains of Tora Bora in Afghanistan, where his father hid from US forces for several years, are also among Omar's works. 

He said that he had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for several years as a result of his father's campaigns, which saw him uprooted from his family's home outside of Jeddah and relocated to Sudan and war-torn Afghanistan.

Following his experiences in Afghanistan, Omar rejected his father and left the country. "I want the world to know that I have matured; that for the first time in my life, I am at ease inside myself; that the past is the past, and one must learn to live with what has passed," he said. “To be at peace with one's feelings, one must forgive, if not forget."Thanks for reading. Leave a comment below and let us get interactive.

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