1 Nov, 2016 @ 15:36
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Spanish student shocked to discover his landlord is brother of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden

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Bin Laden (left) and brother

A SPANISH student in Glasgow has been left stunned after discovering his landlord is Osama Bin Laden’s brother.

Pablo Canga, from Gijon, has been staying at Woodside House in the city centre, where studio flats come with dinner party rooms, a cinema and a private gym.

But what residents at the €14,000-a-year accomodation didn’t know was that the building is owned by Saudi construction tycoon Bakr Mohammed Bin Laden, half-brother to the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks Osama Bin Laden.

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Woodside House

The 21-year-old Spaniard, who is studying mechanics at Glasgow University, said: “I have friends who live in this building and I am quite shocked to hear that this is Osama Bin Laden’s brother’s property.

“In Spain, people view Osama Bin Laden as a very cruel terrorist.

“I think that Spanish people coming to study in Glasgow would definitely be put off to discover that this was who owned the accommodation. They may not want to stay there.”

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He was news editor for all print editions of the Olive Press from 2016 to 2019 taking on the role of Digital Editor between January 2020 and February 2021.

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