14 May '11, 10pm

Osama files 'had pornography'

WASHINGTON: Computers and digital files seized by US special forces from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan contained a large quantity of pornographic videos, US media reported Saturday. The New York Times cited unnamed US officials confirming the stash, but they declined to say whether there was evidence that Osama himself or the other men living in the house had acquired or viewed the material. The disclosure could tarnish the legacy of the founder of Al-Qaeda, who was living with three wives at the time of his death, and erode his appeal to followers of his religious extremism. In a 2002 "letter to the American people," Osama denounced American culture for its exploitation of women's bodies, according to the Times. According to ABC News, one US official described the illicit stash as "huge," and said the material, which included electronically recorded videos, was d...

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