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Wafah Dufour: Bin Laden family's "Human Bomb"!

Wafah Dufour is Osama Bin Laden’s niece.. and she is into glamour besides being a law grad from Columbia Law School! She has recently created waves with her glamor pics. Here is a low down on her:

Wafah Dufour (born 1979) is an Arab American singer-songwriter. She is one of the 300 nieces and nephews of Osama bin Laden, but she has distanced herself from him. She has only met Osama bin Laden once. She has changed her birth name to her mother’s maiden name, Dufour, to avoid having the negative sentiments towards Osama bin Laden directed at her. She was born in California, but spent the early part of her life in Saudi Arabia. At the age of 10, her mother left her father, and Dufour moved to Switzerland with her Swiss mother. She went to Columbia Law School in the United States, and lived in Manhattan until around the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks, but was staying in Geneva at the time of the attacks. She currently lives in New York City and is working on her first album. She cites Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, and Tracy Chapman as her influences.

Dufour has publically denounced her uncle and any ties to Muslim extremism. Her father, Yeslam Binladin, hasn’t spoken to her since she was 15 because she refused to follow the traditional Saudi path of arranged marriage; however, like her, he denounced Bin Laden’s actions, even changing the spelling of his last name. Her mother, Carmen Bin Ladin, wrote an autobiography, Inside the Kingdom (ISBN 0446694886), recounting her life in the Bin Laden family and how she managed to keep her daughters in her custody.

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