Najwa Ghanhem

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Najwa bin Laden (born c. 1959), née Ghanem, is a Syrian woman who was the first wife and first cousin of Osama bin Laden.[1] Her father is the brother of Osama's mother, Hamida al-Attas (born Alia Ghanem).[2] Najwa was "promised" in marriage to Osama.[2] She is the mother of Saad bin Laden, as well as at least 10 more children. She co-authored Growing Up bin Laden with her son Omar.[3]

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  1. ^ The Scotsman: Bin Laden 'fantasised over' Whitney Houston - Last accessed August 26, 2006
  2. ^ a b Bar'el, Zvi (2002-09-12). "Qaida's Lebanese Hydra". Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  3. ^ Andrew Lee Butters (27 October 2009) Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Son Speaks Time. Accessed 24 December 2009.