Osama bin Laden in popular culture

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Osama bin Laden has been depicted or parodied in a variety of media. Notable examples include:

Books and comics[edit]

  • Osama: A Novel by Lavie Tidhar, in which Osama bin Laden is the "hero" of pulp novels – the Osama bin Laden: Vigilante series – in an alternate universe where international terrorism never took place. The novel won the 2012 World Fantasy Award.
  • Pearls Before Swine In the week of June 27, 2005. Rat and Goat are discussing where Osama Bin Laden is while Osama Bin Laden visits with "The Family Circus" characters as an exchange Student. Ending grace with "Death to America" instead of "Amen" and teaching Billy, Jeffy and Dolly to call their father "The Great Satan". Also Bin Laden forced the family Circus mom to wear a burga. Then Billy led the police to catch Osama Bin Laden at "The Family Circus" house, and the whole family was thrown in the Guantanamo Bay prison for harboring terrorist. This comic strips caused controversy among readers.
  • The Boondocks November 22, 2001. Huey says a prayer mentioning Osama Bin Laden and political things on Thanksgiving Day at the dinner table. This is one of the comic strips that caused controversy among readers.
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, a 2012 memoir written by a pseudonymous retired member of SEAL Team Six, which details the mission that killed bin Laden.
  • "Bedfellows", a humorous prose sketch by Harry Turtledove, first published in Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine (June 2005), and reprinted in all-Turtledove hardcover collection Atlantis and Other Places (December 2010). Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush go to Massachusetts, which was one of very few US states legalizing same sex marriage at the time, to tie the knot.

Film and Television[edit]


Video games[edit]

Osama bin Laden is an opponent (or boss) in many games released during the 2000s:[14]

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