April 2nd, 2012
12:31 AM ET

Bin Laden's widows expected to be charged in Pakistan

Three widows of Osama bin Laden are expected to be charged Monday with living illegally in Pakistan, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The three women - identified by U.S. and Pakistani officials as Amal Ahmed Abdul Fateh, Khairiah Sabar and Siham Sabar - have been in Pakistani custody since U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and killed the al Qaeda leader in May 2011.

Pakistani authorities have started legal proceedings against the widows, alleging forgery and illegal entrance into Pakistan. The charges are expected to be filed Monday, said a source familiar with the widows' case.

The source said the Yemeni government has expressed readiness to let Fateh, bin Laden's youngest widow, return home. Saudi Arabia, where the other two women are from, has been more resistant.

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  1. DoubleW

    Yet No Biblical prophecies have so far failed to come true. I musta drank too much beer. I didn't your response or dribbles.
    I'm going to sleep before I start saying yes to my wife! 😉

    April 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ lee, sorry to hear about the job, i know you were counting on it. Means you will be open for something better.

    April 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      certainly can't be worse 😉

      April 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    @@@leeintulsa keep your chin up and take it as less than a grain of salt you will prevail! I just went through it myself,,,,,, but some people on here are genuine to give moral support hang in there

    April 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Superman

    Hey chrissy whats going on girl? Get back

    April 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lol @ superman, get back indeed. Is it really you or is it memorex? @ lee, i truly am sorry.

    April 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    @Lee. True, with one exception: The Lord's Evening Meal, aka 'the last supper'. Remembering the day of Jesus' death is the only holiday Christians are commanded to observe. Sure, if you want to party with the pagans, you are free to do so. However, Jesus didn't.

    April 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Pagans celebrate easter on the same day they always have, and even try to confuse easter with Christ's death. The two holidays fall on seperate dates, however. Jesus and the 12 apostles celebrated the Lord's Evening Meal on the date of Nisan 14 by reckoning of the Jewish calendar used back then. Our modern-day calandar does not align with the Jewish calendar nor the ancient Babylonian calendar, and so each year Nisan the 14th falls on a different day by our calendars.

    April 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    That our calandar does not align with the ancient Babylonian calandar gives those who believe in the Zodiac fits. There really is no definitive way for you to truly know what your astrological sign is if you were born near the beginning or ending of the month. Many are the Virgo's who think they are something else.

    April 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dribble

    What are the cancers, then?

    April 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Cancers? Try this: scratch the back of your hand for thirty years. You WILL get hand cancer. Nature provides flatworm eggs in our water. Normally, these eggs pass right through our digestive system and hatch-out in our dung, where they make it possible for the earth to use our dung as fertilizer. However, if you have 15 lbs. of undigested red meat dried by dairy products stuck in your gut (as your avg. 50 yr. old American male does), the flatworm's eggs hatch-out in yyour intestines...thinking they are actually on the ground and in your dung. They then go in search of any dead or dying flesh inside of, say, a smokers lungs. Chemotherapy kills these little critters, sometimes before chemo kills you. But wouldn't it be easier to ditch that gut?

    April 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DoubleW

    @ dribble, You seem to be a CANCER on this blog. Brian is my next door neighbor, we were having fun! Now go back to the looney bin

    April 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dribble

    Jeez, I was just saying if ww was mitch, cuz he said that to dazzle. And I said that about cancer because he was saying stuff about virgos. Why am _ a cancer of the blogs? I said, like 4 things and you guys are jumping down my throat, huh? Nice people you all are.! I was just asking about stuff you guys said. Maybe I shoulda said scorpios or something. You guys are jerks!

    April 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @dribble: you're alright, relax. most of us got it.. there are jerks, but not everywhere

      April 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • dribble

      Thanks, lee. I was talking to doublew and philip anyway. Your stuff is cool.

      April 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dribble

    I shouldn't a said what jerks you ALL are, cuz your not.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ dribble, everyone isnt a jerk here,just a few lmao, and i caught what you were saying.

    April 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    To some, this is a news blog. To others, a blahg. Blah blah blah. Much ado about nothing that old barren widows haven't covered for centuries. I long for the days when gossip was met with starvation. (in first century Christian churches, old ladies who refused to quit gossipping were removed from the church's charity list. And even that didn't stop them)

    April 3, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
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