Bible copies found at Osama bin Laden's hideout

Published: February 29, 2012

It is being speculated that Laden had used these religious books for coded communication. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The demolition crew found two volumes of the Bible from Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to security officials, the Bible copies were in the English language and had certain lines of text highlighted.

It is being speculated that Laden had used these religious books for coded communication.

Apart from copies of the Bible, the demolition crew also found two radio sets from the compound.

Bulldozers on February 27 finished demolishing the hideout and only the wall of the compound remain intact, surrounding the debris of the three-storey building. Security forces guarding the compound refuse to let anyone inside.

The triple-storey house, built over an area of 38,000 square feet and worth Rs85 million, was under the control of the security forces and police since the May 2011 raid.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • Much Amused
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:33PM

    Most probably planted or ET gets it wrong. How come the authorities in control of the compound since May 2 did not find them earlier?

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  • blithe
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:59PM

    OBL could have done with a better architect. What an ungly building it was!
    Those high walls should aslo be demolished.

    Build trees and make it a national park.

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  • Nas
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:17PM

    Just wondering why the demolition took almost 2 days. This could have been done in seconds by planting explosives inside and thats it.. I think this is how building, bridges etc are demolished all over the world.

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  • harish
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:17PM

    i know what people will say now:
    ‘This proves that osama was a CIA-Mossad agent’

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  • Mirza
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:18PM

    @Much Amused:
    How could these same authorities have found these book when they could not find OBL for over six years? These people are not that efficient as you think. These book might be under a pile of junk and being books were not that import. Or the new history might be written that there was no OBL and as proof there were copies of Bible used by CIA and its agents living there. Let us use our imagination! Lol.
    Regards,
    Mirza

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  • Senthilman
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:31PM

    Oh we always knew it is a conspiracy against Pakistan(OBL was a foreign agent) else how can one find Bible in there? it was definitely left by CIA, Mossad or RAW agent as we all know Christians in Pakistan are all locked up for drinking water in the wrong cup.

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  • Concern1
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:42PM

    If the Holy Bible was found it makes no differnace Osama being a muslim must have respected the Bible since it is also Book of Allah revelled to Prophet Jesus Christ at least Osama did not burn the Bible Recommend

  • well-wisher
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:58PM

    It is possible that Osama had undergone a change in his ideology and thinking during his years in wilderness and had become secular minded.

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  • Feb 29, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Its clear and it proves Osama was a CIA agent sent by Texan republicans from the bible belt in midwest US.

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  • Feb 29, 2012 - 8:40PM

    So people here are offended because a Muslim had a Bible but are not offended that he murdered 3000 people including many Muslims ?

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  • Cautious
    Feb 29, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Maybe he was trying to atone in anticipation for the inevitable death by the hands of American’s?

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  • Feb 29, 2012 - 8:56PM

    @well-wisher:

    …and had become secular minded.

    Having the Christian Bible makes you become a secularist HOW?!

    Regardless, even I own a copy of the Bible. Doesn’t mean I’ve become Christian nor proof of secularism. You can still be Muslim and secular without need of housing the Bible. Of which OBL was neither.

    The man was a criminal terrorist and we need to hold the few local traitors from the intelligence security agencies, who betrayed our sovereignty by giving him sanctuary and protection over Pakistani citizens’ lives, accountable. Recommend

  • Ahmed Malik
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:33PM

    Laden had used these religious books for coded communication. Now this is getting too much. He was a Human not a Super Human.

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  • Umer
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:47PM

    May be OBL was considering converting to Christianity and become a monk somewhere in US.

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  • Umair
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:08PM

    Seems to be a typing mistake as it shows worth Rs 85 million. Thats too much for a house in outskirts of AbbotAbad. Instead it could be Rs 8.5 million.

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  • Genius
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:13PM

    @ Click Here:

    “Thou shalt NOT lay false accusations on anyone” is one of the Commandmets of Lord Alamighty.
    So to lay such wild accusations that OBL murdered 3000 people is false and high grade transgression.
    Legally speaking OBL has never been found guilty of anything by any credible court of law anywhere in the world.
    In fact legally speaking, OBL has been murdered by wolrd’s well known murderers, thugs and terrorists. The murderers, thugs and terrorists.who have been going round the world since 1899 and committing acts of terrorism until this day.
    All the knowledgeable people in the USA firmly believe that the tragedy of 9/11 was an inside job. If OBL and his clan were so resourceful and powerful they would have done better.
    I would urge everyone to read through harrowing stories of how the US citizens are terrorised to remain silent and obedient to the powerful Mafiosis.
    Please read through true stories of what the US citizens endured over the years by visiting: http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ http://www.prisonplanet.com http://www.truthout.org/

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:21PM

    OBL- He was an average man with good height,the western media made him the muslims-james bond and made him disappear in the mountains and for his search,USA/NATO came prepared to destroy/ruin three countries(PIA—–Pak Iran Afghan) but they could not destroy even one i e Afghanistan.That was the actual story now anybody can give name to it now.”Twin world trade Towers” already declared dangerous due to construction fault so its destruction was used for the above mission.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Bibles was there because the frequent visitors were all CIA operators who were to staying for years on ground floor and made sure till end that OBL stay on third story and could not escape till 2may—–DRAMA OF CIA TO FOOL THEIR OWN PEOPLE

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  • Babbarsher khan
    Feb 29, 2012 - 11:31PM

    Hope he was not considering conversion!

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  • Rizwan
    Mar 1, 2012 - 12:06AM

    @Umair:
    You’re right. ET is quoting property prices from DHA or Model Town, Lahore (my grandmas property in Model Town sold for that much so I know and property size was bigger). From all views it looks like a dump with poor quality woodwork/ fixtures, but it is trumped up to be “palatial” residence/ compound. I wonder why? Perhaps ET news reporters need to visit a property dealer.

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  • Abubakar Khalid
    Mar 1, 2012 - 12:10AM

    @Genius: you’re trying to show reality to those who rather keep their minds/eyes closed and just believe the biased media. Too bad there isn’t too many people like us out there who know that the truth is far from what’s being projected by the governements and media.

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  • G. Din
    Mar 1, 2012 - 1:02AM

    @well-wisher:
    “It is possible that Osama had undergone a change in his ideology and thinking during his years in wilderness and had become secular minded.”
    Anything is possible. May be he had accepted Jesus as his saviour! But, your hypothesis is supported by the reports that he advised all his children to go get an education and settle down in the West and not to lead life as he did.

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  • GB
    Mar 1, 2012 - 2:01AM

    If you dig it further deep, you will find the tunnels through which OBL was going for prayers in nearby church.

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  • Dr Jamil Chaudri
    Mar 1, 2012 - 3:27AM

    America has been spreading rumors to the effect that the copies of the Quran were being used by those incarcerated in OCCUPATION FORCES JAILS to pass messages to each other for the purpose of disrupting the jail-routine. America has now probably asked its client state of Pakistan to provide credence to American lies. Pakistan is now suggesting UBL was using the BIBLE for passing messages. If such a preposterous fulmination as the suggestion that the Bible was used pass secret messages gets traction then it provides greater probability for the public to accept that the Quran being used for passing messages.

    Use if the Holy texts whether the Bible or the Quran is a fabrication of the Pentagon (and its mercenaries) AND of the Paki UN-intelligent services.

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:37AM

    @G Din
    What a foolnesh thing to say that he accepted the jesus as saviour what about Tomas jafferson forfathers of america had copy Holy Quran and ibraham lincoln had one copy too what u gonna say about that. and lot of things these days are just a propaganda who to balieve and whom to ignore it never know..

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  • seeeker
    Mar 1, 2012 - 5:29AM

    Obvious scam, this “news” is here so some dumb american will want to buy a bible which he will think was bin ladens. When infact its not. Its just a bible they brought from a shop. Do you get it?

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  • MarkH
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:53AM

    @Genius:
    The name you use when posting that is just hilarious.
    …Weirdos aside…

    This is a good example of how Pakistan looks at the world in comparison to many others. Nobody but Pakistan cared that there were bibles in there or found it suspect for any reason.

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  • Dan
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:22AM

    @Concern1:
    Yes because he was more focused on burning the people who read the Bible

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  • well-wisher
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:48AM

    @bigsaf:
    Your analysis is spot on but that only deals with justice angle in respect of a person for his acts of ommissions and commissions. However, there is a bigger aspect of change of heart of person who might have killed many hundreds or thousands but is repentent for his misdeeds is pardoned by the one Almighty God Who had created and is governing the whole universe including our earth planet. There are many in this world including Pakistan who due to hatred towards other communities kill them and consider this unholy and henious act as a service to their religion. For such misguided people, change of heart ie tolerance toward other faiths is being secular which is the most important change in their lives and not keeping holy books of other religions, as rightly pointed out by you.

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  • G. Din
    Mar 1, 2012 - 4:33PM

    @Ali Tanoli:
    “@G Din
    What a foolnesh thing to say that he accepted the jesus as saviour “

    Hey, I said, anything is possible. How do you know he did not? Howsoever the world may detest him for his satanic deeds, he was after all an intelligent man, even had some training in engineering. Engineers generally are quite logical and practical in their thinking.Recommend

  • ZYX
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:04PM

    @G. Din:

    Each successive post of yours seems to get more and more absurd

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