Photo of Passport for Osama bin Laden’s Wife Appears to Be Fake

Public Intelligence

A photo of Osama bin Laden’s wife’s passport that was released by Pakistani Television channel GEO TV appears to be fake in numerous respects. The finger pointing up to supposedly hold open the passport is surrounded by a number of angular white areas indicating that is was poorly cropped and taken from another photograph.  The tip of the finger concludes in a notable point because of this poor cropping.  Also, the photo of the women that is supposed to be bin Laden’s wife is noticeably an overlay from a separate photograph as it falls outside the margins of the space where the passport photo should be and is surrounded by a white “halo” that is visible over the colored background of the passport.  Thanks to PrisonPlanet.com for noticing this.

The original photo released by GEO TV.

Same photo with arrows highlighting the areas where a white border and unusually sharp edges can be seen on the set of fingers holding the document.

Closeup of the same photo with arrows highlighting the areas where a white border and unusually sharp edges can be seen on the finger holding the document.

Original photo with red box added to trace the margins of the white box that the passport photo should be inside of. Notice the white edges on the right side of the woman's photo and how it exceeds beyond the margins of the box even though the passport itself is not white.

4 comments for “Photo of Passport for Osama bin Laden’s Wife Appears to Be Fake

  1. Don Barksdale
    May 8, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Jeeze… you mean that the family members who saw him killed may not be real??? Wait a minute……is something wrong with this whole deal?

  2. FriLLox
    May 8, 2011 at 9:19 am

    same old shit over and over again, i think that Benazir Bhutto was right about Usama Bin Laden beeing dead since 2001.

    material released on Usama after 2001, its just work of inteligence agencies to keep fear alive among people.

  3. ner0
    May 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Nothing surprises me anymore:
    1. They dump the body of the man allegedly behind 9/11 into the sea for respect to Muslims;
    2. They induce an euphoric state on people which makes them party like teenagers with new credit cards, from dusk ’till dawn;
    3. They refuse to release photos of his corpse to not flame matters any further;
    4. They release alleged videos captured from the compound where they killed him, they don’t say it, but they want to use it as proof;

    They’re getting worse by the day at this deception job. Or they are intentionally making less effort given the mindless people at home. Either way, no hope for most US citizens.

  4. DagCollector
    May 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t understand… why bother to fake a hand? I can see faking a picture of a picture (which opens a second level of questions) but this looks like someone selling jewelry on Craigslist, it doesn’t prove anything.

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