So exactly how freaky is the rangy al Qaeda leader? Alleged former bin Laden lover/sex slave Kola Boof made a splash recently with her new autobiography, where she claims that Osama was obsessed with Whitney Houston, loved the B-52's and was more or less fixated on women's rears. But some have cried foul: yesterday we noted that bin Laden expert Peter Bergen charged that Boof's book was "rife with howlers large and small."
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In particular, Bergen cited Boof's alleged retelling of a sexual liaison with bin Laden -- and his mentor Abdullah Azzam and extremist Sayyid Qutb, both of whom have been dead for years.
Au contraire, says Boof's publisher, Calif.-based Door of Kush Books. "We happen to know they're very much alive," senior editor Nafisa Goma wrote in an e-mail to us yesterday evening, "and at a later date, will use that information to discredit and humiliate Mr. Bergen[.]" (She didn't say when that might be.)
What's more, Goma said a movie "about Ms. Boof's book" is "being planned," and "such a major star as Janet Jackson may be taking on the [starring] role."
According to Goma, Boof is "not happy" with the idea of Janet Jackson playing her. Neither, we assume, is bin Laden, who would likely prefer Whitney Houston.
Full text of Goma's email after the jump.