Osama bin Laden Death Photo? Alleged 2011 Dead Pic Spreads Online
An Alleged Osama bin Laden Death Photo Spread Online on May 1, 2011. Is It Real of Fake? Spoiler: It's Probably a Hoax
Hours after it was announced that Osama bin Laden was dead, an alleged Osama bin Laden death photo was floating around the web.
The Osama bin Laden death photo that was circulating online may or may not be authentic. It has not been verified by any official sources. Instead, it has spread on Twitter and other websites.
Is the May 1 Osama bin Laden death photo real of fake?
Odds are, it is almost certainly a hoax.
MSNBC did a good job breaking down the Osama bin Laden death photo and concludes that is fake.
An official Osama bin Laden death photo will likely be released at some point. Many have noted that deaths photos are often released after major criminals are killed. For instance, photos were released after the death of militant Islamist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Such photos are used to prove that the person in question is in fact dead.
Here is an alleged Osama bin Laden death photo. Take it with a grain of salt. Also, be warned that the photo is graphic.