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Briton to divorce Bin Laden's son
Jane Felix-Browne
Ms Felix-Browne met her husband on holiday (Pic: Graham Scott)
The Cheshire grandmother who married Osama Bin Laden's son is divorcing him over fears they will be murdered.

Jane Felix-Browne, 51, from Moulton, near Northwich, married Omar Osama Bin Laden, 27, in July, after romance blossomed during a holiday in Egypt.

At the time the ex-parish councillor said she married him for love and did not care about his family's background.

But she said there were now "two very very serious issues that have threatened our lives and our liberty".

Saudi Arabian-born Osama Bin Laden is one of the world's most wanted men, with a $25m (12.5m) bounty from the US government on his head.

I know from who the threats have come but I'm not prepared to say
Jane Felix-Browne

The leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda has been implicated in the 11 September attacks on New York and Washington DC in 2001, as well as the 7 July London bombings in 2005.

His son Omar, who Ms Felix-Browne met while horse riding last September, is the Cheshire woman's sixth husband.

He was also on holiday in Egypt when the pair met. A relationship developed and within seven months they were married.

Ms Felix-Browne said on Wednesday that the marriage was not over as far as she was concerned.

"We have had to get divorced because of threats from two major sources in Saudi Arabia," she said.

Osama Bin Laden
Omar is believed not to have seen his father since 2000

"I know from who the threats have come but I'm not prepared to say.

"The threats are not from the general public, not from the government."

She added: "I have been living with my husband, it is a very happy marriage.

"We are both deeply in love. Very very happy, did not want to be forced into this divorce.

"It is against Islam to be forced into any divorce and as far as I am concerned this divorce will never stand up in a Sharia court."

She described her husband as her best friend. "We have an awful lot in common," she said.

"We love the deserts. We are both pretty religious. We have a fantastic time.

"The threats have put an end to my marriage but we will re-marry."




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