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9/11 memories: Omar Bin Laden

We asked the son of Osama bin Laden: where were you on 9/11?

I was staying at the home of my father's mother in Jeddah. I had been sound asleep, and was woken by my uncle yelling: "Look what your father has done!" I went into the sitting area, where my family was gathered around the television. I soon learned that America was under attack. It was a very sad day.

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This article first appeared in the 05 September 2011 issue of the New Statesman, 9/11