Half a year ago, Bin Laden’s niece was banging about how she didn’t want to be connected to her uncle and how she was changing her name to break all the links with negative publicity. Now, six months later, she’s giving another interview about how she’s not really in any way connected to Osama Bin Laden.
“"Everyone relates me to that man, and I have nothing to do with him," Wafah Dufour, the daughter of bin Laden’s half brother, Yeslam Binladin, says in the January edition of the magazine, referring to the al-Qaida leader.
"I want to be accepted here, but I feel that everybody’s judging me and rejecting me," said the California-born Dufour, a law graduate who lives in New York. "Come on, where’s the American spirit? Accept me. I want to be embraced, because my values are like yours. And I’m here. I’m not hiding."
She thinks her records aren’t selling because people see the name and think that if they play her CD then the terrorists will come. How stupid is that.
It doesn’t seem to have occurred to Wafah that there might be another, slightly less convoluted reason for her failing to unseat Mariah Carey at the top of the charts. Perhaps her records are so bad, nobody wants to buy them in their own right?
Imagine the irony if they used Osama’s niece instead of Eminem as part of the torture process for Al-Qaeda "suspects".