Wednesday, November 8, 2006


How Wal-Mart Banned a Terrorist Look-Alike

`Wal-Mart is making life difficult for Oscar Brufani, a 52-year-old man who makes his living delivering potato chips in Buenos Aires. One of the corporation’s store managers thinks he looks like Osama bin Laden — and won’t let him come near her store.

“You can’t work here anymore. Orders from upstairs,” the store manager said when she finally arrived at the car park, Brufani remembers. He asked whether he had done anything wrong, and she told him no — the problem was his beard. “The controllers think you look like Osama bin Laden. If you appear on any of the images recorded by the security cameras, I’ll lose my job.”‘

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