US Questions Bin Laden’s Widows

Pakistan relents to US pressure and allows authorities to question Bin Laden’s widows while investigators analyze porno videos from his compound.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, | updated: 13:27

Bin Laden watching TV in his compound
Bin Laden watching TV in his compound
Israel news photo: Wikimedia Commons/US Gover

Pakistan has relented to pressure from the American government and has allowed its authorities to question Osama Bin Laden’s three widows. Meanwhile, investigators analyze pornographic material found in his compound.

There is no indication of whether or not Bin Laden was aware of the videos, but their presence, along with information from his widows, may help fill in the puzzle on the terrorist leader’s secretive and perhaps bizarre life.

Bin Laden lived in his million-dollar villa in the suburb of the city of Abbotabad with his wives and children.

"The disclosure that U.S. investigators found pornography - which provoked ridicule among bloggers Friday - fuels the U.S. narrative that Bin Laden was not the respectable or noble figure that his supporters embraced,” the Associated Press reported. Some bloggers and European critics suggested that the report may reflect an American attitude that casts Bin Laden as being even more immoral than imagined.

The amount of information to be provided by Bin Laden’s widows may be limited by the fact that women presumably were not present when plans were mapped out for Al-Qaeda terrorist activities.

The elimination of Bin Laden still fascinates Americans, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused the United States of having held him in custody and causing him to become sick before killing him.

“We had exact information about Bin Laden's situation that he was held by the American military before his killing. They made him sick,” Ahmadinejad said in a televised interview and quoted by the Iranian official news agency IRNA. “The day that Americans announced they killed Bin Laden, he was held by them. In fact, despite his disease, Bin Laden was killed by the United States for political objectives,” he added. “The case has been used for Obama's election campaign.”