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Onetime Osama bin Laden “sex slave” and ex-Days of Our Lives writer Kola
Boof delves into Bin Laden’s fuzzier side in her upcoming autobiography,
Diary of a Lost Girl. No, Boof, who Bin Laden allegedly held against her
will and riled against for braiding her hair ( “only monkeys do that!”) has
no soothing pillow talk to share or insight into how he likes his morning
eggs. Rather, we’re left again pondering the strange twists and turns of the
terrorist king’s enigmatic psyche: the man, it seems, is obsessed with
Whitney Houston. Boof writes:

“He would say what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is
just brainwashed by American culture and by her husband – Bobby Brown, whom
Osama talked about having killed, as if it were normal to have womens’
husbands killed…In his briefcase, I would come across photographs of the
star, as well as copies of Playboy. It would soon come to the point where I
was sick of hearing Whitney Houston’s name.”

An excerpt from Diary will appear in the September issue of Harper’s
Magazine
.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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