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Bin Laden's niece aiming for pop stardom
CBBC Newsround ^ | March 15, 2003 | CBBC Newsround

Posted on 03/26/2003 3:12:42 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever

A niece of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden is planning on launching herself as a pop star in the UK. Waffa Bin Laden, who lives in London, has been working on demos and is hoping to sign a record deal soon, according to the Sun newspaper.

26-year-old Waffa's a lawyer and trained in the US. Her dad Yeslam is the al-Qaeda leader's brother.

Worried about name

But Waffa doesn't have anything to do with her uncle.

However, the paper says Waffa is worried her surname might be off-putting to some record labels.

Waffa's said to look a bit like Natalie Imbruglia.

She's reportedly been working with Madonna producer Nellee Hooper and John Benson, the man who discovered All Saints.


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KEYWORDS: binladen
What can ya say?
1 posted on 03/26/2003 3:12:43 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
She didn't choose to be his niece; I don't like talk about her anymore than I like talk about the Bush girls.
2 posted on 03/26/2003 3:14:06 PM PST by Howlin
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
If I recall, the majority of his extended family have become quite succesful. He's the black sheep.
3 posted on 03/26/2003 3:15:03 PM PST by College Repub (http://www.collegehumor.com)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Can't hold her name against her. I kind of like the idea that the goatshagger's niece would humiliate the family by becoming a slutty Westernized pop star.
4 posted on 03/26/2003 3:15:04 PM PST by wideawake (Support our troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Might wanna change that name or just use the first name.
5 posted on 03/26/2003 3:16:51 PM PST by breakem
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To: wideawake
LOL.....that's one way to put it!
6 posted on 03/26/2003 3:17:40 PM PST by Howlin
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To: College Repub
**If I recall, the majority of his extended family have become quite succesful**

Huh, I didn't know that.
7 posted on 03/26/2003 3:18:26 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: wideawake
My thoughts too.
8 posted on 03/26/2003 3:18:45 PM PST by Duckdog
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To: wideawake
Yes you can hold it against her. She is using the notoriety of her uncle to cash in, essentially using the death of 3000 souls to furthur her career. If she wasn't a "bin laden" she'd just be another nice voice in the crowd.
9 posted on 03/26/2003 3:19:30 PM PST by StolarStorm
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Found this on a German site ...


10 posted on 03/26/2003 3:20:04 PM PST by knarf (RA 11448419)
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To: wideawake
You have a way with words, my friend.
11 posted on 03/26/2003 3:20:43 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
She's okay looking. Her pic was posted at the Sun last week, and her mother (Swiss Iranian) said she feared for her and her daughter's life since the Bin Laden's DID give money to OBL despite what they claim. Her mother is separated and divorcing OBL's brother (and Waffa's uncle).

They also showed a pic of her father. BARF alert!! But the mother was attractive.
12 posted on 03/26/2003 3:21:14 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (Borders, Language, Culture!)
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To: knarf
Thanks, I couldn't find a pic. Can someone blow it up?
13 posted on 03/26/2003 3:21:29 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: Duckdog
I think we just found the fourth Dixie Chick
14 posted on 03/26/2003 3:21:32 PM PST by Wormwood
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To: knarf
Is that her? I hope it makes OBL just shiver in his sandals when she shows some skin.
15 posted on 03/26/2003 3:22:30 PM PST by CheneyChick (Lock & Load)
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To: Wormwood
Leno said the Dixie Chicks now have an opening act.
16 posted on 03/26/2003 3:23:02 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Then why didn't she change her name? She's riding on the Bin Laden name.
17 posted on 03/26/2003 3:24:07 PM PST by Hildy
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872766/posts
18 posted on 03/26/2003 3:24:23 PM PST by Stopislamnow (Because tomorrow we'll all be dead and won't be able to)
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Yvan Eht Nioj
Yvan Eht Ni - Oj
19 posted on 03/26/2003 3:26:31 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Stopislamnow
Sorry, I searched but couldn't find anything.

They can pull it if they want.
21 posted on 03/26/2003 3:27:50 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
I couldn't find a pic. Can someone blow it up?

Ask her uncle.

22 posted on 03/26/2003 3:28:52 PM PST by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: Flyer
LOL, best laugh I've had all day!!! :)
23 posted on 03/26/2003 3:30:22 PM PST by maggief
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To: Flyer
I knew I worded that wrong. Was hopeing it would slip by. :)
24 posted on 03/26/2003 3:31:04 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Hoping
25 posted on 03/26/2003 3:31:42 PM PST by ReaganandDubyaForever (Prayer changes things!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
I should rephrase that to "many in his extended family" have become quite sucessful. They have (or had?) buildings named after them at Harvard etc...
26 posted on 03/26/2003 3:32:47 PM PST by College Repub (http://www.collegehumor.com)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever; maggiefluffs
Was hopeing it would slip by. :)

I was hoping I could get my reply posted before anyone else. A "Post of Opportuity", so to speak.

27 posted on 03/26/2003 3:33:11 PM PST by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Top Songs Performed By OBL's Pop Star Niece:
28 posted on 03/26/2003 3:34:02 PM PST by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: martin_fierro
How about a Duet with Saddam's dog-eaten remains:"You dropped a JDAM on me"
29 posted on 03/26/2003 3:36:30 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Never say the words 'blow it up' when referring to this family ;)
Here's a wild bin Laden pajama party pic:


30 posted on 03/26/2003 4:07:29 PM PST by Sender
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
She's using OBL notoriety to start a musical career. She ought to change her first name--Waffa? Sounds like breakfast--Waffa & Syrup!
31 posted on 03/26/2003 4:31:05 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: wideawake
Yep. Normoally I don't approve of slutty Western pop stars, but in this case I'd have to make an exception. Most of the family won't mind BTW (though many will pretend to), but Osama would be duly horrified. I hope her first album cover has a picture of her shaking her scantily clad tits or rear at a picture of her evil uncle, and the music video possibilities are too marvelous to contemplate.
32 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:29 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Stopislamnow
More like Saturday Night Live's Rachel Dratch than like Natalie Imbruglia
33 posted on 03/26/2003 6:42:05 PM PST by Norman Conquest
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
But the mother was attractive.

Persian women usually are.

34 posted on 03/26/2003 8:13:45 PM PST by Clemenza (East side, West side, all around the town. Tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Waffa is not an attorney. She worked as a paralegal at my old law firm of Schulte, Roth & Zabel.
35 posted on 03/26/2003 8:15:19 PM PST by HitmanLV
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To: StolarStorm
Yes you can hold it against her. She is using the notoriety of her uncle to cash in, essentially using the death of 3000 souls to furthur her career. If she wasn't a "bin laden" she'd just be another nice voice in the crowd.
actually that probably works against her more than for her.. she'll probably have to drop the name to be really successful with a singing career
36 posted on 03/26/2003 8:22:35 PM PST by honeygrl
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To: HitmanNY
She worked as a paralegal at my old law firm of Schulte, Roth & Zabel.

Are they anything like my law firm -- Dewey, Cheatham & Howe?

37 posted on 03/26/2003 8:42:27 PM PST by butter pecan fan
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To: knarf


i'd hit it.
38 posted on 03/26/2003 8:43:07 PM PST by turbojugend
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
Talk about the perfect money laundering / terrorist fund raising enterprise.
39 posted on 03/26/2003 8:44:09 PM PST by ChadGore (288,007,154 Americans did not protest the war today)
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To: butter pecan fan
Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk! I have ALL the 3 Stooges DVD!! Curley forever!!!!
40 posted on 03/26/2003 8:45:49 PM PST by HitmanLV
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To: martin_fierro
LOL
41 posted on 03/26/2003 8:58:21 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies, he murders part of the world.)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever
The Bin Laden's should all be watched very carefully. No record deals for her...the world has enough useless pop stars and too many Bin Laden's.
42 posted on 03/27/2003 7:28:21 AM PST by RasterMaster
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To: GovernmentShrinker
I hope her first album cover has a picture of her shaking her scantily clad tits or rear at a picture of her evil uncle, and the music video possibilities are too marvelous to contemplate.

Yes, the best revenge is to convert their children, voluntarily. This is, of course what drives them insane, not some trumped up business about imperialism. It's our irresistable culture.

43 posted on 03/27/2003 7:35:48 AM PST by js1138
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To: Clemenza
Persian women usually are.

And if Clinton was fighting this war, that would be our main goal. Forget the oil, bring me back some hoochies!

(suspend disbelief about Bubba waging war)

Actually it's not a bad idea.

44 posted on 03/27/2003 9:17:36 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Willing to consider an Iraqi bride)
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