In an interview, Alia Ghanem, Osama Bin Laden’s mother, has spoken publicly for the very first time about her son.
Speaking from the family’s large home in Saudi Arabia, Ghanem said that her son was “very good at school” and “very straight” until he went to university, where the people “changed him.”
Ghanem says that her son was “a very good child” before he was “changed” by the people he met at university.
She said he was shy and intelligent before he went off to fight the Russian occupation in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
“He was a very good child until he met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s,” she told the newspaper.
“I would always tell him to stay away from them, and he would never admit to me what he was doing, because he loved me so much.”
Taken and adapted from: The Sky News