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article imageFormer leader of Al Qaeda used in hair removal ad

By Owen Weldon     Nov 8, 2014 in Odd News
A company in Turkey decided to use the former face of terrorism, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to sell its hair-removal spray.
According to New York Daily News, Epila ran an ad featuring Khalid, who was captured back in 2003. A spokesperson for the cosmetics company said that they didn't actually know he was a terrorist.
The ad showed a chest-up photo of Khalid, alongside words that translate to “The hair will not go away because you keep waiting!”
The spokesperson said that they took a look at Khalid and they thought his body was a good fit for their ad. The spokesperson continued to say that they didn't want to imply anything political and they didn't expect this to become an international story.
According to The Telegraph, the spokesperson added that Khalid's image was used in Turkish memes on the internet, and his image was actually discovered on a social community website. They said a number of popular captions were produced with Khalid's image, but most of them related to insomnia.
The photo that was used was taken in Pakistan in 2003. For years, it was the only known photo of Khalid.
When Khalid was captured, he was sent to prison. He is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, and he is one of the most high profile figures in Al Qaeda.
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