The US seized a lot of documents from the compound of Al-Qaeda founder,
Osama Bin Laden during the 2011 raid in which he was killed. Due to
national security and sensitivity issues, most of those documents have
not been released to the public. The Office of the Director of National
Intelligence (DNI) recently released one such file which sheds light on
Osama’s liberal views towards masturbation.
In a memo marked top secret, he wrote to one of his
trusted aides in North Africa saying that in the extreme conditions of
being kept separate from their wives, the terrorists could masturbate.
In the letter, he wrote:
‘Another very special and top secret matter – it pertains to the problem
of the brothers who are with you in their unfortunate celibacy and lack
of availability of wives for them in the conditions that have been
imposed on them.
‘We pray to God to release them.
‘God is not ashamed of the truth.
‘As we see it, we have no objection to clarifying to the brothers that
they may, in such conditions, masturbate, since this is an extreme
The letter goes on to say:
‘The ancestors approved this for the community.
‘They advised the young men at the time of the conquest to do so.
‘It has also been prescribed by the legists when needed, and there is no
doubt that the brothers are in a state of extreme need.’
It will be recalled that American soldiers recovered a huge porn stash from Osama’s compound.
In 2015, US officials refused to release details on the ‘extensive’ porn
collection found in Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout because of the
‘nature’ of the material.
Officials also refused to describe what kind of porn was kept in the bin Laden household.