Bin Laden’s Wife and the Stereotyping of Muslim Women

This was originally published at The Guardian's Comment is free. Women played an interesting role in the account of the final hours of Osama Bin Laden's life. Three wives, as well as nine of his children, lived in the compound where he was killed, along with the families of two Pakistani brothers. Initially, it was erroneously reported that Bin Laden had used one of his wives as a human shield. However, as we began to learn more about the compound in Abbottabad and the events that made it … [Read more...]


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