"Kola Boof was not Osama's Slave"

Letters to the Editor | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00

Dear Friends,

In your recent news item about Whitney Houston, Kola Boof and Osama Bin Laden, you reported that Kola Boof has described herself as the former "sex slave" of Osama Bin Laden.

Kola Boof has never called herself a "sex slave" and finds the term degrading and racist, not to mention a lie.

U.S. Media, who have made fun of Ms. Boof's name and her allegations in sensationalizing and mis-reporting the story, have given Ms. Boof this title to humiliate her, and Ms. Boof is greatly offended by it, as she will mention in a national television interview with MSNBC NEWS tomorrow morning.

Kola Boof was Mr. Bin Laden's "mistress", she had a maid and supervised the staff at the estate. There is no way that anyone could read her autobiography and determine that she was a "slave".

We realize that this is not your fault, as the N.Y. Post started this and the ugly title trickled down to other media, but we hope you will not continue to outrage your black women fans by presenting this woman's experiences under the term "sex slave".

Nafisa Goma
Senior Editor
Door of Kush Books and Music

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