'Osama bin Laden' Kicked Off Facebook

Fake terrorist leader gave location as 'mountains of the world'
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2010 4:45 PM CDT
'Osama bin Laden' Kicked Off Facebook
This April 1998 picture shows al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo)

Facebook has shut down a month-old page purporting to be the online presence of Osama bin Laden. "There is no evidence to suggest that the account in question or the other dozens of people who have tried to present themselves as Osama Bin Laden have any relation to the terrorist," a Facebook rep tells the Big Money. "As is our standard practice, we have disabled the account."

The fake terrorist leader titled his page "The leader of the Mujahideen, Osama bin Laden" and gave his location as "the mountains of the world," reports the UK Sun, which broke the story. The page was originally in Arabic and later added English-language messages.
(More hoax stories.)

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