Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US. He was killed by US Navy SEALs in 2011.
Noor bin Ladin lives in Switzerland, but considers herself "an American at heart."
She said she was "devastated" by the September 11 attacks, which took place when she was 12, and has denounced her uncle who masterminded them.
Here's everything we know about bin Ladin's past and her political beliefs.
Noor bin Ladin, the 33-year-old niece of terrorist Osama bin Laden, gave an interview with the New York Post last Saturday, and talked about her support for President Donald Trump.
—New York Post (@nypost) September 5, 2020
Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. He was killed by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan in 2011.
She is the daughter of Yeslam bin Ladin, Osama bin Laden's older half-brother. She comes from a part of the family that has long spelled their last name with an "-in" instead of an "-en."
Source: New York Post
Osama and Yeslam shared the same father, Mohammed, a wealthy construction magnate who had more than 50 children. It's not clear if the two half-brothers were close, but Osama has been described as the black sheep of the family.
Mohammed bin Laden had close ties to the Saudi royal family.
The Bin Laden family are known for building many of Saudi Arabia's roads, mosques, and palaces, according to Reuters.
According to a 2001 article in The New Yorker, Yeslam was the head of his family's European holding company, the Saudi Investment Company.
Yeslam also told The Telegraph in 2004 he had not seen Osama for more than 20 years.
"He left for Afghanistan and several years later, I left the kingdom for Switzerland," Yeslam told the British newspaper. "I have had no contact with him whatsoever since then."
Read more: The Guardian
Noor's mother is Carmen Dufour, a Swiss author who divorced her husband in 1988, and moved to Switzerland to raise her three daughters.
In 2006, during Yeslam and Carmen's divorce, she claimed that he had more than $100 million in assets, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Source: New York Post
Bin Ladin still lives in Switzerland, but told the Post she's "an American at heart" who considers the US her "second home." She said she and her mother used to visit the US multiple times a year before the September 11 attacks.
Source: New York Post
Noor bin Ladin has distanced herself from her infamous uncle, saying "the name that I carry is antithetical to the values I hold."
She also told the Post that the September 11 attacks — which happened when she was 12 years old — left her "devastated."
Bin Ladin has an interest in American politics, and said she's speaking out now to throw her support behind Trump as he seeks a second term.
She has claimed that if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected, America would be at risk of another September 11-style attack.
"ISIS proliferated under the Obama/Biden administration, leading to them coming to Europe," bin Ladin told the Post.
"Trump has shown he protects America and us by extension from foreign threats by obliterating terrorists at the root and before they get a chance to strike."
Bin Ladin has also referred to Biden as "Sleepy Joe," a nickname Trump frequently uses.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) May 20, 2020
She recently shared a letter on her website, in which she called Trump "the only leader who can save us from a bleak future."
"With President Trump at her helm, America stands a chance of restoring her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as a beacon for liberty and hope for all," she wrote in the letter.
"This to me, is what 'Make America Great Again' means. Looking back at your country's foundation, and preserving what makes it truly GREAT. But also knowing that the best is yet to come."
"All the above achievements will be torpedoed with a Biden/Harris presidency, and the dream of America's enemies to see her weak and on her knees would be fulfilled."
Little else is known about bin Ladin, since the New York Post interview is the first time she has spoken with the media. But her Twitter account gives more insight into her political beliefs.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) June 1, 2020
In her tweets, bin Ladin has criticized radical Islam, criticized the wearing of face masks, and thrown her support behind Trump's threats to pull funding for the World Health Organization.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) October 15, 2019
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) July 19, 2020
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) April 26, 2020
She has also tweeted about "Obamagate," a groundless conspiracy theory pushed by Trump and his allies in the past.
The theory claims that former President Barack Obama tried to sabotage Trump's presidency in his final weeks. Trump has repeatedly name-dropped the theory in the past.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) May 16, 2020
She's also pushed another conspiracy theory that claims the Democratic Party was trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to push mail-in voting as a means to win the 2020 election.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) June 5, 2020
Trump has, in recent weeks, repeatedly claimed that the mail-in voting process is exposed to widespread fraud. There is no evidence backing this claim, and election officials and experts have publicly pushed back against it.
Top Republicans, meanwhile, have warned that Trump's attacks on mail-in voting could cost the GOP the election.
She has also shared posts that mention QAnon, a group of far-right conspiracy theorists. In another tweet, she shared a photo of herself in a "Make America Great Again" onesie, with the hashtag "#QAnon" added.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) May 17, 2020
Bin Ladin regularly retweets the president and other conservatives like Donald Trump Jr., Laura Ingraham, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. She also routinely shares clips from Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson's Fox News shows.
—Noor Bin Ladin (@NoorBinLadin) June 12, 2020
According to bin Ladin's Twitter page, she has had the account since 2010, but her tweets only go back as far as February 2019, and most of her tweets were written in the last six months alone.
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