Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived (and died)

Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived (and died)


There will be a terrifyingly fast roller coaster named “The Infidel Slayer,” and the last hole of the mini golf course will have a sign advising, “Hit the ball into Osama’s mouth and win five free games.”

The above is pure speculation, though plans are genuinely afoot to “build an amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad,” Reuters reports.

Abbottabad, for those who have forgotten or not seen “Zero Dark Thirty,” is the town where U.S. special forces “took out” terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden in 2011. The park, which will set its developers back $30 million, will include a zoo, water sports, rock climbing, and paragliding

“The project will take five years to complete,” notes Jamaluddin Khan, Pakistan’s deputy provincial minister for tourism.

The private venture is to be built in the foothills of the Himalayas, miles from the compound when bin Laden spent his last days. The large white villa has been demolished in any case to make way for much-needed residential housing.

Senior regional official Khalid Omarzai told Reuters that some people suggested building the amusement park on the plot where bin Laden was laying low, but he rejected the idea, fearing that it might take on the nickname “Osama Park.”

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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