• Associate Sponsor

Found in Osama bin Laden cache: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Tom and Jerry

Bin Laden kept a close watch on developments in India through newspaper and TV reports. Several news clips from Indian channels were recovered from his hard drive, primarily related to David Headley and Ilyas Kashmiri, the alleged masterminds behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2017 11:07 am
Osama Bin Laden, CIA Osama, CIA Osama files, Bin Laden files, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, bin laden hideout, al Qaeda, David Headley, Ilyas Kashmiri, 26/11 mumbai attacks, world news, indian express As the CIA on Wednesday made public at least 470,000 files from computers seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad safehouse, the world got a peep into the secret life of the man who was once the world’s most wanted.

Sandwiched between graphic videos of suicide bombings and beheadings are Bollywood chartbusters sung by Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Along with news reports on security measures for the 2010 Hockey World Cup in Delhi and videos by terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri is a compilation of “Best FIFA World Cup goals” featuring Garrincha, Roger Milla and Fernando Torres. And, even a November 2009 report of The Indian Express, titled ‘Omar Sheikh’s Pak handler Ilyas Kashmiri also handled Headley’.

As the CIA on Wednesday made public at least 470,000 files from computers seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad safehouse, the world got a peep into the secret life of the man who was once the world’s most wanted. The data trove also provides an insight into the mind of the al-Qaeda leader who was confined to his 38,000-sq ft compound during his final years before being gunned down by a team of US Seals in that raid. Also Read: CIA releases 470,000 more files from Osama bin Laden raid

The documents include Bin Laden’s personal journal, over 18,000 document files, and roughly 80,000 audio and image files, apart from thousands of videos — ranging from memes and gifs to animation movies and bombing videos — of up to 175 gigabytes. In the sea of digital data are videos of Bollywood songs, such as ‘Ajnabee mujhko itna bata’ from the Ajay Devgn and Kajol-starrer Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha, the title track from the Salman Khan and Madhuri Dikshit-starrer Dil Tera Aashiq and Udit Narayan’s ‘Tu chand hai poonam ka’ from the 1994 classic Jaane Tamanna. Apart from Hindi music, the documents show that Bin Laden also had clips of the nursery rhyme ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, short clips from the cartoon series Tom & Jerry and animation movies Antz and Cars. They are interspersed with football videos, which include a compilation of the the ‘Best World Cup’ goals. A video titled ‘Where can I play football’ provides a beginner-level introduction to English language, teaching the use of basic words using the sport as a context. Also Read: Osama followed developments in Kashmir, Headley trial: CIA documents

According to a CIA release on its website, a BBC documentary titled ‘The Story of India’ was among the two dozen videos that were not released because of copyright issues. However, there are nearly a dozen India-related videos and news reports related to the Kashmir dispute.

Bin Laden kept a close watch on developments in India through newspaper and TV reports, as his viewing habits show. Several news clips from Indian channels were recovered from his hard drive, primarily related to David Headley and Ilyas Kashmiri, the alleged masterminds behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. A report titled ‘Why India wants Al Qaida man Ilyas Kashmiri’ was found on his computer, along with another that had the file name: ‘Ilyas_Kashmiri_threatens_to_target_sports_even_in_India_2.’

The ‘sports’ tag apparently refers to the 2010 Hockey World Cup, which included the Pakistani national team. A delegation from Pakistan had travelled to India to check security measures following terror threats. A video of Pakistani delegation’s press interaction following the inspection was also found in Bin Laden’s cache.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

  1. S
    Shafted mohammed
    Nov 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm
    What about the best porno collection which Osama used to watch. Make a site with pay per view and lot of money can be collected as this would be the best site to watch porno.
    (1)(0)
    Reply
    1. S
      SHAH S
      Nov 10, 2017 at 12:56 am
      OMG, this guy Bin Laden was getting crucial training from these movie characters and specially Tom Jerry
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. M
        Michelle:Vedic:human
        Nov 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm
        Notion of 72 Virgins in Islamic Paradise truth is very clear, 72 Virginsnotion has its origins in Qur'an, it say that those who fight in the way of Allah and killed will be given great reward. It stipulate's that Muslims will be awarded with women in Islamic heaven. It even describes their physical attributes, large eyes and big firm round "swelling " that are not inclined to sagging, The Qur'an refers to these virgins as houri, The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and 72 houri,-and all will have appetizing s.--Being consistent with its sexual obsession and predatory practices, the Qur'an permits pedophilia, discusses rape in detail, that men can rape female slaves and captives in front of their husbands, Other writings advise that when having with captives, it's better if you don't pull out at the end -(.Q 56:22) (Q 78:33)-(Q 23:6)-(Q 4:24)--(sura 65:4)--Hadith 2786,--Sahih Bukhari 3:46:718).--Jai hind.
        (10)(5)
        Reply
        1. Imran Shaikh
          Nov 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm
          just feel bad for these type of ppl. so much hate for any religion Dont have nything productive i guess....
          (3)(5)
          Reply
          1. T
            TTU
            Nov 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm
            ARE YOU KAMAL HASAN?
            (3)(2)
            1. S
              sddf
              Nov 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm
              islam
              (0)(0)
              1. S
                sddf
                Nov 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm
                islam
                (0)(0)
                1. S
                  sddf
                  Nov 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm
                  islam is bull sh t
                  (1)(1)
              2. K
                Kamal Pasha
                Nov 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                Now all these stale news are to make money through media.
                (6)(1)
                Reply
                1. H
                  Hindu
                  Nov 3, 2017 at 10:59 am
                  Muslims love bollwood . Bollywood love muslims . Bollywood is famous in many middle eastern arabic countries because bollywood shows indo-islamic ( basically now Pakistani) culture. All bollywood heoes are muslims , all bollywood girls are spoiit kafir girls . Seeing these nude kafir girls provides come timepass for these arabs. Nice . Bollywood is run and financed by Daud ibrahim syndicate sitting from Karachi . So why blame poor LAden . May Allah give his soul peace .
                  (20)(9)
                  Reply
                  1. Load More Comments
                  Adda