US agents have today released the personal diary of Osama Bin Laden, which gives a fascinating insight into his mental state and how he managed to run a global empire of terror from his shed.
There follows edited extracts taken from earlier this year:
January 22 2011.
Dear Diary. Wife 3 burned the soup again today. I told her if she does it again, Allah won't let her into paradise. I'm secretly hoping she will do it again. I don't want her interrupting me when I'm with those 72 virgins.
January 24 2011.
I don't have the internet so I had to write a long letter to explain to other Al Qaeda members how to groom young men. For suicide bombing I mean.
January 27 2011.
Took a really big shit that completely blocked the toilet. I called the plumber, but when he came round he nearly caught me with my anthrax kit. I had to hide it up my robe!
January 29 2011.
Some days I get so sick of being stuck hiding in my room. I feel like Anne Frank.
February 6 2011.
Got a package from Al-Zarqawi today - a DVD with the latest series of The Hills. That Spencer is such a douche, I don't know what Heidi sees in him.
February 11 2011.
Only 7 months until the big day. I can't wait.