emmanuel goldstein’s 50th birthday

emmanuel goldstein's 50th birthdayfrom ap/my way: Followers of Osama bin Laden flooded Islamic Web sites with pledges of allegiance, videos and pictures Saturday to mark the al-Qaida leader’s 50th birthday, reflecting his importance as a militant symbol even though he has not shown his face for years…

Like most things involving bin Laden, his exact birth date is unknown.

GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based think tank, said bin Laden was either born March 10 or July 30 of 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The FBI just lists that he was born in 1957.