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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad home being sold off brick by brick

From:CARLOS, AUBRORA
To:Lynch, Arthur
Subject:Osama Home _ Selling of the Bricks



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9236676/Osama-bin-Ladens-Abbottabad-home-being-sold-off-brick-by-brick.html

It has been demolished and they have some 180,000 bricks, What to do ? No prob, sell them individually or as a lot. Naturally individual sales will bring in more profit and who knows what Ebay will bring?

Osama bin Laden's last home is being sold off brick-by-brick after his secret Pakistani hideaway was demolished.

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where it is believed Osama bin Laden had been living

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden lived. Fears of a terror attack on Britain in revenge for his death are growing. Photo: EPA
Two baths and a homemade TV aerial have also been put on sale by the enterprising contractor who bulldozed the three-storey home in February.
While Pakistan's political and military leaders are keen to obliterate any memory of how the world's most wanted man evaded capture for so long, Shakeel Ahmed said his salvage yard in Abbottabad had become a tourist attraction for visitors looking for a souvenir.
"These bricks can be used by people to build new houses," he said, pointing to a heap of some of the 180,000 bricks he collected from the site. "Some come here looking for just one as so they can have them as a gift."
Bin Laden was shot dead a year ago, after the CIA traced the al-Qaeda leader to a three-storey villa in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad.
The site was sealed off and his neighbours were arrested by Pakistani security forces in the immediate aftermath.
In recent months the country has tried to obliterate his memory. Bin Laden's three widows, along with their children and grandchildren were flown to Saudi Arabia last week and the house itself is now nothing but a pile of bricks in Mr Ahmed's yard.

As one of the best-known contractors in the town, he was hired to flatten the compound.
The rubble was put up for auction but with other builders too frightened to bid, he said, he scooped the lot for 500,000 rupees or about £3300.

Now the bricks are on sale for anyone who wants to negotiate a deal for 1000 or more – at little more than $10 a lot.

He also snapped up two olive trees, cooking oil and window blinds but fears that his role in disposing of bin Laden's house could attract the attention of Islamist militants.

"My family is very worried that my life is now in danger," he said. "Now, I always travel with a bodyguard." Abbottabad itself is to return to normal. Along with the house, the security cordons have gone.

The flattened site has become turned into a makeshift cricket pitch for dozens of children who live nearby as the town tries to forget its recent notoriety.

Most residents would prefer to pretend bin Laden never lived there.

Zain Mohammed, 80, lived opposite the world's most wanted man after selling land for the house to two Pashtun brothers who turned out to be working as fixers for bin Laden.

His son was the only person allowed into the compound once it was built, to tend vegetables and do odd jobs.

But Mr Mohammed, who was held by intelligence officials for 20 days after last year's raid, said he was not convinced bin Laden was ever there.

"No one ever saw him there and no one has ever shown us any proof so no one here believes bin Laden was really living there," he said.



 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9236676/Osama-bin-Ladens-Abbottabad-home-being-sold-off-brick-by-brick.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Claudia (UOP)

I don't think this is very accurate. Isn't it hard to determine who's coming in? Besides the people that get caught, how else do you determine the rate of people coming into the USA?

Anonymous said...

All of this is pretty fascinating because we still have not seen Bin Laden's body as proof that he was dead. Why did they so call toss the body into the sea? No one truly knows if the Navy Seals really killed Osama, its all been here say and media. So people are actually buying bricks they believe are parts of Osama's house, but they should research for proof instead of what they are told.

Tayari Freeman

HUM/114

Anonymous said...

He is dead. There is documentation and proof, but to release it would cause American deaths in Afghanistan and perhaps around the world. Cut the conspiracy storied and accept the truth.

Holly Knowlton said...

They are selling bricks from his house. Really? He might be a hero to some psychotic loony in Iraq, but if any person here in America purchases anything belonging to Osama, then consider yourself not an American. That's like having cancer in a display box in your home. Thats just my opinion.

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