Osama bin Laden tweets from the dead


(Screengrab from @GhostOsama )

BlogPost earlier asked whether all the jokes surrounding Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s clothes, quotes and name spellings were appropriate while people are dying in an ongoing war.

The case seems clearer with bin Laden — he’s dead. Speculating what bin Laden might have been thinking has greater resonance than Gaddafi because of America’s 10-year search for him. And like the Gaddafi memes, the fake Twitter accounts accounts seek to further delegitimize bin Laden, if that’s possible.

Here’s our round up of some of the best fake bin Ladens on Twitter:

The account @GhostOsama, complete with a ghoulish photo of bin Laden (see above), has a bio that reads, “I was once the best Terrorist of all time! Greatest ever at hide and seek!” @GhostOsama riffed on the Obama birth certificate circus by asking where his own death certificate is, and tweets funny observations from hell:

Giant sing along from Hell Party “I got friends in low places” #osamaless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyOsama Bin Laden
GhostOsama

After news was released that bin Laden had kept a journal, the account @OsamaJournal started tweeting bin Laden’s “secret thoughts and hopes,” even predicting future events, like Bristol Palin’s jaw surgery and the popularity of the Dougie.

Dear Journal, It’s understood that when I say “Death to America” I’m excluding @chrissyteigen, right?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyOsama Journal
OsamaJournal

@OsamaInHell tweets observations from down below, including all the characters he meets. OsamaInHell’s first tweet: “Wait, what?” The second: “Worst part? I'll never star in a video again. I loved doing those. Tear.” And it just got funnier from there.

Who’s in hell now? RT @NewYorkObserver: And the vuvuzelas have come out! http://yfrog.com/h6ipbpsjless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyOsama bin Laden
OsamaInHell

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