Where the world knows his name for terror and fear, there are some people who have to live with this name all the time. Zaina Alsabha Binladen is one of them. After several attempts and with the help of Saudi journalist Sameera Aziz, Indian Weekender contributing journalist ANURADHA GUPTA successfully scores an interview with the Osama’s daughter-in-law. Here are excerpts from an interview conducted via email for www.inextlive.com
Q: In which city of UK you live and what is your profession?
Zaina: I don't live in the UK, I live with my husband in the Middle East, I am a psychologist.
Q: Despite of knowing that Omar is the son of Osama, what attracted you towards him that you finally decided to marry him?
Zaina: He was kind and friendly and an excellent horse rider.
Q: Has ever any kind of fear crept in your mind that you were marrying Osama’s son?
Zaina: I married him 15 days after the first meeting. I have no fear. But I hoped that only my family would ever know as I knew that when others found out I would be judged harshly.
Q: Did you ever feel like meeting Osama?
Q: When you came to know for the first time that the man you love is the son of Osama, what was your first reaction?
Zaina: I only knew who he was after the sixth day, by this time we were already going to marry.
Q: How do you take your surname “laden”? Has it ever affected you in any way?
A: It doesn't affect me. And my surname is Alsabah-Binladin. Although most just call me Zaina Binladin.
Q: Do your neighbours, friends treat you in some other way?
Zaina: I have very good and loyal friends who treat me very well.
Q: Have you ever met your in-laws or visited their native place?
Zaina: Of course I have met them.
Q: What has it been like living with the fact that he is the son of Osama?
Zaina: We have a good life and I love him with all my heart.