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Outrage over Laden niece show

Families of the 9/11 victims condemn an upcoming reality TV show that stars Osama Bin Laden?s niece Wafah Dufour.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 20:13 IST

Families of the 9/11 victims have condemned an upcoming reality TV show that stars Osama Bin Laden’s niece Wafah Dufour.

A spokeswoman for the September 11th Family Association urged TV networks and channels not to run the series, for they find it an ‘outrage’ that Bin Laden’s family should profit from it.

“This is an absolute disgrace. We urge every TV network and channel planning to run this series to think again. The very idea that the family of a man with so much blood on his hands should profit from some sort of instant celebrity is an outrage,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

However, producer Judith Reagan has come out in support of Wafah, and said that the aspiring star should not be ostracised merely because she happens to be Bin Laden’s niece.

“Wafah may be related to Osama - but she isn’t him. She’s a beautiful young woman who is gifted and trying to find her own way in life. She has a lot of allure, sex appeal and personality - and she can sing. She has sisters and she fights with her mom. It’ll be an interesting show,” she said.