Osama Announces Book Club — Satire By Andy Borowitz

Madman on Collision Course with Oprah

After a brief mention in his terror tape last week turned a little-known book into an instant best-seller, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden today announced that he was officially launching “Osama’s Book Club.”

Mr. bin Laden’s glancing reference to “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower” immediately sent the book soaring to the top of the best-seller lists, inspiring the world’s most wanted evildoer to form his new club.

Hours after he announced “Osama’s Book Club,” hopeful authors and publishers deluged Mr. bin Laden’s cave with books, hoping to get a blurb or a mention in his next terror tape.

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In a new tape released today, Mr. bin Laden revealed his club’s first selections, including several anti-Bush books by filmmaker Michael Moore.

Other choices, however, were more unexpected, such as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” which the terror mastermind called “a sensual feast.”

In addition to his book club, Mr. bin Laden announced plan to launch a new magazine called “O,” which he described as “a magazine for the jihadist lifestyle.”

But Mr. bin Laden’s newest ventures may have put him on a collision course with talk show legend Oprah Winfrey, who said today that she was contemplating filing trademark infringement suits against the al Qaeda madman.

“I’ve studied the bin Laden tape several times and it appears to be authentic,” Ms. Winfrey told reporters. “But then again, I thought James Frey was authentic, too.”

Elsewhere, in NBA action, the New York Knicks lost to the New Orleans Hornets, but trounced several fans at Madison Square Garden.

This satire was used with the permission of The Borowitz Report

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