osama and usama are just different transliterations of the original arabic. osama is the most commonly used in western media, but in france for example he is known as oussama ben laden. it isn’t a mistake, it isn’t a propaganda tool and it has nothing to do with USA.
one can only assume the three morons above are americans who get their ‘news’ from conspiracy websites.
@stomabeutel v1.1 with added empathic capabilities
No he doesn’t he seems like a guy who knows what he is talking about correcting three people who don’t.
And he is right, as verified by Wikipedia, the internet source of accuracy and perfection:
“There is no universally accepted standard for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English; bin Laden’s name is most frequently rendered “Osama bin Laden”. The FBI and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as well as other U.S. governmental agencies, have used either “Usama bin Laden” or “Usama bin Ladin”, both of which may be abbreviated as “UBL”.”
Obviously the federal agencies use a different transliterator from the rest of the world. Which actually makes sense if you think about it.
As for the humour in this post, that’ll probably take 7 years to find and in the end I still won’t be sure if I got it.
@peter right or not, he’s still a pedantic asshole with a superiority complex and seems to hate Americans, whom he finds moronic. Who cares how one spells Osama or al qaeda, hating Americans is terrorism; so Vincent is a terrorist and not a German as I initially thought.