Noor bin Ladin, the niece of notorious Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, penned an op-ed in Spectator, in which she lays out some of the trouble she has had to endure after revealing publicly he support for President Donald Trump.
“In my private life, I have lost a few so-called friends for backing Donald Trump over the past five years. Coming out publicly was a step too far for some, and the vitriol I received for stating my political beliefs revealed unflattering sides to certain characters. From a sociological standpoint, it is quite interesting that in some elitist circles being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than carrying the name bin Ladin,” she wrote.
Bin Ladin says it is President Trump’s America First platform that resonates with her.
“He removed handicapping regulations to American economic growth, rebuilt a depleted military, brought back manufacturing and revamped dying industries by renegotiating trade deals and cutting taxes; he has achieved energy independence, curbed immigration — all of which contributed to setting record unemployment rates. He has tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration — and given America a chance at restoring her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as beacon of liberty and hope for all.”
“Thankfully, these frustrations and let-downs are outweighed by hope, love and trust. Seeing the uplifting images of Americans rallying around the President also warms my heart and lifts my spirits. I wish I could be there with them. You can be sure I’ll be on one of the first flights to America once restrictions are lifted — via London, to meet my goddaughter, of course,” she adds.
Bin Ladin is currently in Switzerland, unable to fly back to the U.S. because of Covid19 restrictions.
Read her piece in its entirety at Specator.us.