You would think that after 9/11 and the number of international terrorist attacks that have since followed that people stateside would be reluctant to do anything to piss off the head of a terrorist network. Then you read news like this:
Wafah Dufour bin Ladin, niece of Usama, wants to be a reality-TV star and has inked a deal with powerhouse publisher/TV producer Judith Regan for a show.
Yes, that’s the spirit. Let’s rile him up even more by showing his niece – whom I’m almost certain he considers an infidel for her sexually risque pics in magazines like GQ and pop star aspirations – on national television doing everything he despises and uses to justify his plots to blow us up.
“It’s the story of Wafah trying to make it as a singer and the many cultures she comes from,” Regan said yesterday.
Cute. I can see Osama making a few calls right now.
Regan, who executive-produced A&E’s “Growing Up Gotti,” draws parallels between Wafah and Victoria Gotti, both of whom share infamous last names.
How do you think Osama is going to react to the idea of his niece being likened to the daughter of a mafia king pin?
“It’s just showing that someone from these different cultures has the same aspirations, fears and insecurities that any 20-something would have.”
Isn’t that special?
“She was educated in Switzerland and is on her own in New York,” Regan said. “It’s not a terribly original story, but she has a lot of allure, sex appeal and personality.
Allure, sex appeal, and personality? I’m going bunker shopping the second I’m done with this entry.
“Here’s the thing: [Wafah] is related to [Usama], but she is not him,” Regan said. “Just because she carries the name doesn’t mean she’s in any way representative of what he’s about.”
Which is probably why he hates her and will hate Americans even more (if that’s possible) for allowing the world to see that.