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There is no universally accepted standard in the West for transliterating Arabic words and names into English, so bin Laden's name is spelled in many different ways
Originally posted by Wolf321
reply to post by dreamingawake
I presume as much. A look at posts by the news orgs in the past show a majority of "Osama."
When I phoned a family member to tell them that "Osama was killed", they heard "Obama."
Either way, there would be cheering by groups in the US and abroad.