10 Western Guilty Pleasures Of Osama Bin Laden

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9. He Watched Disney Movies And Japanese Anime

Osama bin Laden had a whole selection of Hollywood cartoons on his computer. Most of them were Disney movies like Cars and Chicken Little, but he wasn’t brand-loyal. Bin Laden had copies of Ice AgeAntsTom and Jerry, and even some episodes of that old kids’ cartoon Jackie Chan Adventures.

But he didn’t just go for box office hits. As it turns out, bin Laden frequented an Arabic-language anime forum called Msoms-animes.net. He’d download fan translations of Japanese anime shows, as well as a whole collection of episodes and video games of NarutoBleachDragon Ball Z, and Detective Conan, a cartoon about a boy detective who solves crimes.[2]

Anime adaptations of video games seem to have been his favorite. Osama bin Laden had a copy of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and a straight-to-DVD anime based on Street Fighter IV in his collection.

The CIA still hasn’t made a statement on whether bin Laden slept with one of those big pillows with a picture of an anime girl on it, but we’re going to go ahead and say the answer is probably “yes.”

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