Numerous cartoons appeared in the Arab press in the wake of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death, most of them portraying it as personal victory for U.S. President Barack Obama aimed at keeping him in the White House for a second term.
Bin Laden's Death
Al-Qaeda Is Beheaded
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), May 3, 2011
"Osama Bin Laden" - A Rotten Tooth Removed from the World's Mouth
Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), May 3, 2011
"Bin Laden's Death" - Satan Comes to Take His Body
Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), May 4, 2011
Bin Laden's Second-in-Command, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Is Next
'Okaz (Saudi Arabia), May 4, 2011
Obama Emerges as Hero after U.S. Kills Bin Laden
"Obama Stallone, Star of the Latest American Action Film, 'The Night Bin Laden Was Caught'"
Al-Dustour (Jordan), May 3, 2011
At the Feet of Superman Obama: "The List of [Wanted in] the War against Al-Qaeda"
Al-Arab (Qatar), May 4, 2011
"Osama Bin Laden: The End"
Al-Mustaqbal (Lebanon), May 3, 2011
Osama's Death Paves the Way for Obama's Second Term
Sign Reads: "Obama for a Second Term"
Al-Quds (Jerusalem), May 3, 2011
"Bin Laden's Death" - Coffin Holding "Osama Bin Laden" Bridges Gap between Obama and Path to "a Second Term"
Al-Shurouq (Algeria), May 4, 2011
"Bin Laden" Impaled on Rhinoceros's Horn; Obama: "I Killed Him, I Won, I Calmed Down, and I Made Sure I'd Get Elected to a Second Term"
Akhbar Al-Khaleej (Bahrain), May 3, 2011
Newspaper Reads: "Announcement of Osama Bin Laden's Death"; Sign Reads: "New Presidential Term"
Al-Ittihad (UAE), May 3, 2011
*N. Shamni is a research fellow at MEMRI.