Porn found in bin Laden compound

Officials report that the collection was "fairly extensive" -- anyone surprised?

Topics: Osama Bin Laden, Pornography, Sex,

Porn found in bin Laden compoundFILE - In this Dec. 24, 1998 file photo, al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in the mountains of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. Foreign and Pakistani analysts, former operatives of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency and military men interviewed by The Associated Press say that some ISI agents, local police and local officials most likely did know about bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The question is, at what level, and how close to the top? (AP Photo/Rahimullah Yousafzai, File)(Credit: AP)

If you thought coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death couldn’t get any more base, you were wrong — now smut is being thrown into the mix. A porn stash was found in his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, according to unnamed U.S. officials. Reuters reports that the smutty library “consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive.”

Now, we don’t know who was watching the porn. We don’t know what particular genres or titles were favored (I’m guessing “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?” was in there, though). All we know is that someone in bin Laden’s compound was indulging in X-rated entertainment of some sort. A religious extremist turning out to be a total hypocrite — particularly when it comes to sex? Why I never!

Cue multimillion-dollar offer for the videos from Vivid’s Steven Hirsch. Oh, and prepare for the Hustler parody.

Tracy Clark-Flory

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow @tracyclarkflory on Twitter and Facebook.

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    "Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)

  • Recent Slide Shows

Comments

0 Comments

Comment Preview

Your name will appear as username ( settings | log out )

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=""> <b> <em> <strong> <i> <blockquote>