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Slut and Traitor. Otherwise known as Osama’s widows

One of Osama Bin Laden's wives reportedly sparked a vicious catfight with his youngest wife after calling her a slut.
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Slut this, slut that.

We have, it appears, officially entered an era where the s-word has become completely mainstream.

There are Slutwalks all over the world. Both Rush Limbaugh and MSNBC's Ed Schultz have called women sluts lately, on air.

And you know the slut PR machine is working well when even Osama bin Laden’s widows in Pakistan are slut-calling each other.

It happened last week, apparently.

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Two of Bin Laden's widows were involved in a vicious catfight in a Pakistani prison over the youngest wife's suspicion that the eldest had betrayed the dead al-Qaeda leader, The Asian Age writes.

Khairiah Saber, 61, Osama Bin Laden's eldest wife branded her 29-year-old rival, Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, a slut, and the two shortly sparked perhaps the most talked about catfight in a Pakistani prison of all time.

The brainy Khairiah was said to be jealous about Amal getting to sleep with Osama all the time.

She was apparently jealous of the chief’s youngest bride who wed him at 18 and was supposed to be the “favorite” out of his five wives.

Amal, on the other hand, described Khairiah – the brainy eldest wife – as 'the real killer of Laden'," The Sun quoted the source, a commander of Pakistan's ISI intelligence service, who helped interrogate the pair, as saying.

Amal had reportedly suspected that Khairiah had betrayed Bin Laden, by leaking his location in Pakistan to US Special Forces.

Even worse, Khairiah also accused Amal of “sticking to Osama like a prostitute who wanted sex 24 hours a day," the Sun's source added.

The brawling pair, held in Islamabad, along with a third wife and eight of Bin Laden's twenty kids, were pulled by shocked guards, who were under "strict instructions" never to leave oldest wife alone with youngest, in case one of them kills the other.

Clearly, there are some real challenges with any polygamous marriage, especially if you are going to be a man in power, because women will want to either a) sleep with you 24/7 (even if you look like Osama bin Laden) or b) betray you.

Or both.

But it’s the fifth marriage that must push men over the edge. Thankfully, Rush Limbaugh is only on his fourth marriage so far.

Then again, he is only 63.

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