'Osama Bin Laden' themed bars popular in Brazil

   Apr 23, 6:19 pm

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, a bar owner in the Sao Paulo, Brazil, who happened to look a lot like Osama Bin Laden, has his bar's named after the most wanted terrorist which have now become quite popular.

After the 9/11 attacks shook the world, a rumor had spread through Brazil that Laden was hiding in plain sight in Sao Paulo, which was bad news for his lookalike Fernandes, Fusion.net reported.

But the bar owner decided to embrace his newfound notoriety by changing his bars name into Bar do Bin Laden, or Bin Laden's Bar, which has now gained attention thanks to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil this June.

As per Andrew Creelman, a Brit who runs the blog 'What About Sao Paolo', described the walls of the bar to be cluttered with news clippings and other photos of Fernandes in the get up of Laden, and said that the theme is interesting in Brazil, as the country hadn't really witnessed terrorism.

They see Bin Laden as a funny character rather than someone who is offensive, whereas in England and in the US take it quite differently because of their experience, he added. (ANI)

Google to change privacy policy in UK following pressure from data protection authority Jan 31, 2:26 pm
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Google has agreed to change the privacy policy in the UK to improve the information it provides to people on how it collects personal data followed by pressure from the country's data protection authority.
Full Story
Saudi Arabia repostpones flogging of blogger Raif Badawi Jan 31, 1:04 pm
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has once again postponed the second round of flogging of blogger Raif Badawi.
Full Story
Obama may meet Dalai Lama at National Prayer Breakfast event in Washington next week Jan 31, 1:00 pm
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are set to attend the National Prayer Breakfast event in Washington, DC, next week.
Full Story
IS militants accept defeat in battle for Kobane saying 'will return once again' Jan 31, 12:59 pm
Sydney, Jan 31 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have released a video admitting their defeat to U.S. airstrikes in battle for the Syrian city of Kobane saying that "we will return once again".
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY