Omar bin Laden condemns father’s killing

Says Osama was “summarily executed without a court of law”

Omar bin Laden, the fourth son of Osama bin Laden, told the New York Times on Tuesday that he wants to know why his father was not captured alive, and asked “why an unarmed man was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world.” Statements attributed to the family appearing on Islamist websites have also decried the U.S. government’s decision to bury bin Laden at sea, saying it “demeans and humiliates his family.” U.S. officials have acknowledged that bin Laden was unarmed, but also say he had given no indication that he would surrender. Attorney General Eric holder has deemed the killing lawful. But the bin Laden family is demanding an inquiry, saying, “we maintain that arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems and crime’s adjudication as justice must be seen to be done.”

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