Omar Bin Laden, the son of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, is to be deported today from Spain. According to his lawyer and his wife, the Spanish authorities have conclusively rejected his request for asylum.
Earlier this week, Omar Bin Laden made the claim at Madrid airport, during a stopover on a flight from Egypt to Morocco. Spanish officials rejected the bid on Wednesday, saying there was insufficient evidence of danger or threat to his life.
The 27-year-old, one of the Al Qaeda leader’s 19 sons, appealed their decision. Omar Bin Laden is a Saudi citizen and currently lives in Egypt. He says he has not seen his father since the year 2000, and has urged him to give up violence. He argues his pacifist beliefs endanger his life in the Middle East.