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No Osama Dead Photos; In Pakistan and Elsewhere, Scepticism remains over bin Laden death
Abbottabad, Pakistan – While America reflects and remembers that fateful day ten years ago – the September 11 terrorist attacks – Imtiaz Tyab at Al Jazeera has a report about local reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death earlier this year in a US raid in Pakistan.
Tyab was one of the first foreign journalists to reach Abbottabad after the US released the information about the raid on Osama bin Laden. Over the next few weeks, he spent time talking to locals about the news and getting their reaction. From bewilderment to “amusement,” there were a lot of opinions that aren’t traditionally heard on US media.
Musab Rashid, who lives about 100 metres from the now infamous compound where the former al-Qaeda leader is believed to have lived for between five and six years, witnessed the US operation that night, but still does not believe that bin Laden ever lived or indeed died there.
“Are there any facts? Is there any proof provided by America to the whole world to prove this thing true? We have never seen any video, we have never seen any picture of bin Laden, and we have never seen a dead body.”
Musab’s friend and classmate, Mohammed Waqas, also does not believe the US’s version of events. “Why did they bury him at sea, in just a few hours or one day? Why? Why didn’t they show his corpse? Why should we believe what Barack Obama says? Show us some proof.”
No Osama bin Laden Dead Photograph or Video
While a lot of people are searching for a dead photo of Osama online, no official photo has been released … yet. Back in May of this year, CNN reported that there is a photo and that it may someday be released.
Quite a few fakes and hoaxes have been released, but the US government as of now has not released any official photos. However, one US source said that Osama was “unrecognizable” due to the nature of the wound. As the Freedom Tower rises in New York City and America prepares for the next ten years, al-Qaeda is weakening according to some sources. Others, however, feel that the War on Terror will be waged for years to come.