Friday, November 11, 2011

Current affairs-Power Laden

The most dreaded terror face on the earth is no more. Hats off to Barak Obama and America’s perseverance, that they relentlessly continued their search for Osama for ten long years and succeeded in eliminating him.

That said, it would be interesting to go into the other aspect of Bin Laden family. Osama was born in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, being sixteenth or seventeenth child of Muhammad, a self made man who was a millionaire, many times over. Muhammad had more then fifty children and if reports are to be believed, had seventeen wives. In comparison, Osama had four wives and has twenty four children. Like as they say: “Like father like son.” But Osama was a step or two ahead of his father as far as his family life was concerned. Osama’s father Muhammad had had fifty children from seventeen wives, that is, an average of three children per wife. By that count, Osama has twenty four off springs from four wives, that is, six per wife.

Now imagine, if Osama, like his father had married seventeen or eighteen women and had six children per wife (average), he would have had 108 children. I really wonder what the Guinness Book of world record would have to say about that. Even mighty Dhritarashtra, father of mythological Kauravas, had only a hundred children. In that event, Osama would have broken that record of almost five thousand years, a feat in itself indeed.

This record, if it had happened, would have been better, because Osama Bin Laden, busy in breaking Mahabharat and Guinness Book of world record, would have definitely refrained from terrorism and the world would have been a much better place to live in. America would not have to spend billions of Dollars looking for him, not to mention the manpower lost in finding him.

Last but not the least, Laden was not a cave man as he was made out to be, but was as much a family man as you and me, rather more so.

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