msnbc | May 06, 2011
>>> the terror group says it will release that new bin laden audiotape. here's part of al qaeda 's written statement urging pakistanis to get revenge. quote, we call upon the muslim people in pakistan to rise up and erase this shame, rise up and clean up their country from the scourge of the americans. nbc's stephanie gosk is in abbott ab abbottabad . stephanie , are pakistanis heeding that call?
>> reporter: they're just digesting this news that confirm osama bin laden was killed by navy s.e.a.l.s. we've been talking about all week here in abbottabad . not only do they not believe that navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden sunday night, they also don't believe that bin laden was ever here. so it will be interesting to see whether they take what is kind of a rallying cry from al qaeda in this statement, whether they take that to heart. we did, however, see protests around the country today. here in abbottabad , there were 400 or 500. similar protests in other cities around the country. they were all making similar points. it was organized by a radical islamic group, and they were saying that their sovereignty was violated by the united states and that they believe their civilian government, president zardari, is really just a puppet of the u.s. contessa?
>> and what are you learning about osama bin laden 's wives and the interviews that are taking place there in pakistan?
>> reporter: well, the most recent information that we've learned is actually from a general. he held a small group of journalists together in islamabad to give them a bit more detail. what he said is that they have three of bin laden 's wives in custody along with a number of children that they took from the compound after the navy s.e.a.l.s left, that they have been talking to them. one of the wives, his youngest wife, who is yemeni and is said to be his favorite wife, she said that actually the daughter that we've been talking about this week never actually saw her father being killed, that she was swept out of the room and that she had been living in this house, the wife, for five years and actual hi had never left that room where she was with bin laden . or actually two rooms there on that floor. contessa?
>> stephanie gosk, thank you very much for joining us. appreciate that.