Osama Uses Hair Dye?

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The SITE Institute (their website appears to be down right now) is reporting that there is word that Osama bin Laden will issue a new video on September 11th. They are reporting that Old Osama has used dye on his beard to make himself look younger.

SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video — his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.

Intelcenter, which is based in Alexandria, Va., and also monitors Islamic Web sites, said the video was expected within the next 72 hours, or by Sunday. That would come before the sixth anniversary next Tuesday of the World Trade Center attack. The last bin Laden video was in October 2004, shortly before the U.S. presidential elections.

Rita Katz, director of the Washington-based SITE Institute, said bin Laden's beard appeared to have been dyed, which she said is a popular practice in the Middle East.

"I think it works for their benefit that he looks young, he looks healthy," Katz said of the new image.

Or maybe it was filmed years ago. Who knows. I guess we'll see.

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3 Responses to Osama Uses Hair Dye?

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  2. You can read my full analysis of the beard and the pictures showing his progression through the years. Anyone who looks at the evidence will make the same conclusions. The video is a Hoax!


  3. Gaius says:

    Interesting insight, Saleem.

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