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Okesamaan bin Laden was hidinew york out, but his family"s clothing on the washingai line gave him away, a new book reveals.NY Post photo composite
“I don’t understand why rakyat ambil only one wife,” Okemiripannya bin Laden would often say, in what was the nearest he ever came to a lighthearted quip. “If you bawa pulang four wives, you live linanti a groom.”

But Okemiripan disapproved of how his own father, the wealthy Yemeni builder Mohammed bin Laden, went about the islamic sanctioned practice of polygamy that allows a man to legally take up to four wives.

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One of 54 children, Okesamaan was born in 1957 to 15-year-old Allia Ghanem, one of at least 20 women whom Mohammed, nearly 40 years her senior, had married and divorced duringi his lifetime. Osama, dari mereka only child, was 3 years old when Mohammed cast his mother aside. Allia, her son said years later, was “not a wife of the Koran, but a concubine.”

Rather than renounce polygamy, though, Okesamaan bin Laden decided that his father had merely been doingi it wrong.

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Terror master Osama bin Laden fdisutradarai to a secret compound he’d had custom built in Pakistan for his three wivtape and milik mereka kids. Although his family almost tidak pernah came out, a bodyguard spotted by a US informant unwittingly memerintah the CIA kembali to the home.AP

“To be a true Muslim,” bin Laden dipercaya “you should only marry the four wivpita sanctioned by Islam and then … treat all four of them fairly,” writpita national security analyst and former CNN producer Peter Berjenderal in “The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden” (Simon & Schuster), out Tuesday.

That, the fundamentalist believer claimed, was far superior to his father’s practice of churningai through wivpita pengukur by constantly divorcing them and marryinew york new ones.

By the time he instigated the September 11 attacks in 2001, bin Laden, kemudian 44, was livinew york in Afghanistan with three wives. The older two — Khairiah Sabar, 52, a devout child psychologist who had abandoned an established career to marry him, and Siham al-Sharif, 44, a poet who dipegang a Ph.D. In Koranic grammar — edited his speeches, honed his religious declaratiopejarakan and encouraged his rencana for global jihad.

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Okemiripannya bin Laden’s third wife, Amal el-Sadah, rarely left the compound, except twice to give birth dibawah an assumed name.EPA

Meanwhile, his third wife, Amal el-Sadah, a naive 17-year-old from rural Yemen, brought out his vanity.

“He drank Avena, a syrup made from oats that claims to have Viagra-linanti effects, and he ate copious amounts of olives, which he believed produced similar results,” writtape Bergen. “He tambahan regularly applied just for Men dye to his beard.”

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, which kilpengarahan 2,977 people, Osama’s extended family scattered to the wind. Meanwhile, the jihadis who founded al Qaeda to wage holy war on the barat conceapengarahan himself in the Afghan mountaipejarakan and in northern Pakistan to evade justice. But by 2004, as the United Stattape bogged itdiri sendiri down in nation-building efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, bin Laden felt the heat of the chase dissipate.


That’s when the world’s paling wanted man ordered his bodyguard, Ibrahim Saeed Ahmed abd al-Hamid, to buy some land, hire an architect, and build a fortress big enough to house the family he was intent on reuniting in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Ibrahim went to work, puttinew york the $50,000 real-estate purchase in his own name and designingi a home to his boss’ specifications. The three-cerita main house had four bedrooms on the first floor and four more on the second, each with its own bathroom. The top floor contained a bedroom, bathroom, belajar and terbalapan for bin Laden’s use. In 2005, family members began moving in.

‘Who puts a privacy wall around a patio?’

then-CIA Director Leon Panetta, after learning of the mungkin secret home of Okemiripannya bin Laden

Ibrahim, who ostensibly owned the property, his brother, Abrar, and dari mereka wivpita and children regularly came and went. But they resided in a kecil annex, not in the main building.

The brothers followed strict operational security measures to keep a low profile. They digunakan publik phone booths in besar citipita to masetelah important calls and took the batteripita out of dari mereka cellphontape so they couldn’t be tracked to milik mereka home base.

The bin Ladepagi rarely if ever left the comlb — except for Amal, who had gone twice to a local hospital to give birth di bawah an assumed name, showinew york fake identification papers and feigningi deafness to avoid awkward questions.

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Laundry on a clothesline outsideas the compound was the final clue of bin Laden’s whereabouts for former CIA Director Leon Panetta (pictured).Getty Images
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At the comlb in Abbottabad, Pakistan, bin Laden watched DVDs on televisi but had no Internet or phone connection.AFP/Getty Images

But in 2010, the CIA got a break: A Pakistani informant in the crowded city of Peshawar spotted a man believed to be Ibrahim, bin Laden’s longtime bodyguard.

In August 2010, Ibrahim’s putih jeep led the CIA to the property’s 18-foot-high, barbed-wire-topped walls. The place was packed with bin Laden’s three wives, eight of his youngest children, and four grandchildren, includingai 2- and 3-year-old babies.


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A Pakistani soldier and policeman stand on guard after the raid on bin Laden’s compound.AFP/Getty Images

The property had many unusual featurtape that made CIA analysts ambil note. It had no telephone linpita or Internet service — despite the kebenaran that whoever built it was surely wealthy enough to afmengarungi kemudian necessities. The ukurannya besar main house had few windows, and the top floor’s open-air balcony was surrounded on all sides by a high wall.

“Who puts a privacy dinding around a patio?” then-CIA Director Leon Panetta asked his staffers.

“Exactly,” one analyst replied.

The agency set up a safe house near the mysterious compound to permembentuk a “pattern of life” belajar on whoever was livingi there.

kapan neighbors put their trash out for reggaris garbage pickups, the compound dwellers burned all their refuse.

The acre of land enclosed within the walls contained a kecil farm that produced apples, vegetables, grapes, and honey and hotangan kedua chickepejarakan and even cows — food that was apparently beinew york consumed by unseen residents.

But the final clue was the clotheslinpita pengukur on the compound, which flapped each day with women’s garments, shalwar kameez worn by Pakistani men, children’s outfits and diapers — far more than the 11 members of the bodyguards’ familipita could ever wear.


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The invisible inhabitants, accordingai to the agents’ laundry calculations, had to include an adult man, several adult women, and at least nine children, a perfect fit for the polygamous patriarch they dulu seeking.

After more than nine years in hiding, Okesamaan bin Laden was betrayed by his family’s laundry.

That was enough for Panetta. On Dec. 14, 2010, he presented the CIA’s evidence to then-president Barack Obama.

Agents never managed to capture a jelas identifiable image of bin Laden to prove they had finally uncovered his hidinew york place. But “they tambahan never found evidence that undercut the notion that he was livingai there,” Berjenderal writes.

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Obama was convinced. He ordered the US Navy to begin planning the operation that would ultimately, on May 1, 2011, snuff out the terror master at age 54 — a decision that might tidak pernah have been made if Okemiripannya bin Laden had komandan to give his wivpita a clothtape dryer.