It is interesting to reflect on the two hidden copies of the Bible which have just been unearthed at the house in Abbottabad,Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden was killed.by US Navy Seals last May.
It has been suggested that they contain coded clues to future terror attacks.
The concealed Bibles were unearthed by demolition crews sent in to raze the white-walled mansion to the ground.
Sources revealed that several pages of the English-print editions had been folded over and particular texts marked.
And last night members of Pakistan’s ISI security service were examining the volumes in a bid to find out more.
Bin Laden, 58, was obsessed with killing his Christian “crusader” enemies.
Now Pakistani intelligence officials suspect a coded pattern for past and future al-Qaeda attacks may be hidden within the Bibles’ pages.
Another theory is that the terror chief may have been seeking out Christian texts to justify his actions.
Two cunningly-concealed working radio sets were also uncovered at the building, yards from a Pakistani army barracks.
An ISI commanding officer among those who oversaw the demolition said: “We had already cleared the compound before demolition but found two copies of the Bible and two radio sets.
“The Bibles were in English and we cannot be sure why they were there. These copies were found as we checked the rooms for the final time before demolishing the building.
“The radios are in working condition and will be given with the Bibles to the investigators. Some pages were folded and we will see later what was of most interest to Bin Laden.
“Maybe he was looking for teachings of jihad (holy war).”
The Bibles were discovered by breakers in an elaborately prepared hiding place.
American CIA agents will be desperate to lay their hands on the books. But their requests for access are likely to be denied by Pakistan after a collapse in relations between the countries.
A political battle is now being waged to stop the site, 30 miles from Pakistani capitalIslamabad, being turned into a shrine.
Local authorities favour building a hospital there, but religious fanatics want a mosque or an Islamic madrassa school, which could become a rallying point for Bin Laden followers.
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said yesterday: “We are considering what to do.
“While we are open to talks with the militants, we believe the madrassa option will not be the best one. But we might have to accept the demands of the people in Abbottabad.”
Asked about the Bibles, Mr Malik said: “The belongings of Osama Bin Laden will not be handed to anyone. We will keep them and maybe burn them later when they are of no use.
“If there is a Bible there, it will be sent to a library or a church.”
So what’s the reason, do you think?
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