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Claim: Bert, the Sesame Street muppet, appears on posters carried by supporters of Osama bin Laden.
Origins: Eh? Is that really Bert, the irascible muppet partner of Ernie on TV's Sesame Street, peering over the left shoulder of Osama bin Laden in the poster shown below? How did he get there?
Mostafa Kamal, production manager of Azad Products, the Dhaka shop that made the posters, told the AP he had gotten the images off the Internet.
"We did not give the pictures a second look or realize what they signified until you pointed it out to us,'' he said
The company had printed about 2,000 posters, and they were snapped up by the demonstrators, who were angry over the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan.
Kamal said he would leave out the controversial images from his next posters.
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Osama Has a New Friend (Wired News)
Bert working with bin Laden? (lindqvist.com)
Last updated: 7 March 2008
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