Life With Osama Bin Laden

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Osama bin Laden's still image on Al-Jazeera, November 2007 Osama bin Laden's image accompanying an audio broadcast on Al-Jazeera television on November 29, 2007 (AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Over a week after the shooting death of Osama bin Laden, Pakistan announced that it has yet to receive a formal request from the United States for access to his three widows left behind in the Abbottabad compound. The C.I.A. believes the three widows harbor valuable information about the terrorist leader. However, it is very possible that the wives were so sheltered that they don't have any information. For insight into life with the world's most renowned terrorist mastermind, we speak with Jean Sasson, author of "Growing Up Bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside their Secret World," a memoir of Osama bin Laden’s son Omar and first wife Najwa bin Laden.

Guests:

Jean Sasson

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Kathryn W from Boston, MA

I have no interest, concern or compassion for bin Laden’s widows or offspring and today was the first time that I’ve turned off your show in protest. The media is wrong to cover this aspect, and in fact, I welcome media silence on all-things OBL. He was responsible for the thousands of deaths of unarmed civilians and I wish him eternal unrest. This monster is dead and he deserves no further consideration.

May. 11 2011 09:24 AM

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