Sa’ad bin Laden,30 the son of Osama bin Laden wrote a letter to his wife and children before his 2009 death. The letter supposedly was found among the personal belongings of his father Osama. Sa’ad wrote the letter while he was in hiding, and foretold his death and the likelihood that his wife and children would also be killed. The letter was recovered by US forces during a raid on the hideout of his father Osama bin Laden in 2011. The letter was written to his wife, and detailed instructions for her upon his death. In the letter he said “If I get killed and you want to return to your family, then that is okay, but you have to raise my children properly, and to watch them, especially after puberty. Especially look after our girl Asma. The daughters should be married to like minded fighters. So be very careful with them, if you can marry them to Mujahidin, then that is best, or good people.”
The letter indicates that Sa’ad the 30 year old son of America’s most reviled terrorist Osama bin Laden showed that he had given much thought to his own mortality. Sa’ad also mentioned his son in the letter. In it he said “As for Usama when he reaches adulthood, if there is someone else who cares for you, then send him to the battlefield at his grandfather’s. I specify his grandfather because his path is clear and true without qualms on it, and because jihad is an obligated duty for all adults, so he has to conduct jihad.”
Sa’ad also addresses his wife’s future without him. He says to his wife “If you want to marry after me, I have no objection. But I really want for you to be my wife in paradise. If a woman marries two men, on judgment day she chooses which one to be with in paradise.” Many sources have said his wife was from Yemen. Sa’ad was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He had been involved with the terrorist group Al-Qaeda since he was 12 years old. After the 911 terrorists attacks in the United States, Sa’ad along with other members of the bin-Laden family fled to Iran. He was captured and held by Iranian officials, but was able to flee. It is believed he fled to Tunisia and bombed a synagogue there in April of 2002. That bombing killed 19 people and injured dozens more. No one claimed responsibility but authorities at the time, claimed Sa’ad and other Al-Qaeda members were responsible.
He was said to be involved in three more terrorist attacks before eventually fleeing to Pakistan. In 2009 the CIA was behind an airstrike in Pakistan, and was able to flush out Sa’ad from his hiding place. Other letters seized at his father’s hideout, confirmed that Sa’ad was in fact killed in Pakistan in 2009. A leader for Al-Qaeda confirmed in 2012 that Sa’ad was killed during an attack launched by a drone in 2009. Many observers felt that Sa’ad was born into a life of terror and mayhem and that he never really had a chance to live any other type of life.