Bin Laden's Niece Poses for GQ

"It Isn't Easy Being the Sexy Bin Laden" - That's the title of a January 2006 "GQ" pictorial. Osama bin Laden's niece, Wafah Dufour, will be posing for the magazine. Dufour took her mother's last name after 9/11.

I'm really not sure what to think of this. It's not a national security issue, but it seems distasteful. "GQ" will attract major attention, but it's also begging for boycotts, likely to be led by a Bill O'Reilly-esque figure.

Dufour said about the pictorial:

"I was born in the States and I want people to know I'm American, and I want people here to understand that I'm like anyone in New York. For me, it's home."

I would argue that not everyone in New York has an uncle that organized the most significant terrorism attack against the U.S., but I could be wrong.