Did Bin Laden Seriously Have a Secret Porn Collection?

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(Independent) Did Bin Laden really have secret porn stash?

Claim by US officials provokes widespread ridicule and suspicion

Among the material seized by US Navy Seals at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was a “sizeable stash” of pornography, US officials have said.

The statement brought instant ridicule from bloggers, many of whom found the claim either risible, or a further example of unsophisticated briefing which was likely to backfire. A report on the American-owned Associated Press said: “The disclosure that US investigators found pornography… fuels the US narrative that Bin Laden was not the respectable or noble figure that his supporters embraced” – words that bear the imprint of a spin doctor.

Roderick T Long, a professor of philosophy at Auburn University, Alabama, and a mainstream blogger, wrote: “I have no problem believing that Bin Laden was a hypocrite. But I also have no problem believing that the US government is a liar. Hence I have no opinion one way or other as to the existence of Bin Laden’s alleged porn collection.”

The pornography was in computer materials, but there was, officials conceded, no evidence that the terror leader had viewed it. Three other men lived in the compound: Bin Laden’s son, and two couriers. Bin Laden’s three widows are unlikely to shed any light on the matter.

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