Hitler’s long rule as first-choice base unit for evil on internet forums is being challenged by a new entrant to the market. According to new research, Osama bin Laden overtook Genghis Khan at the start of the year and has now gone sailing past Stalin to cement himself as the second choice for comparing badness in online discussions. Some experts say he may even surpass Hitler.
The al-Qaida supremo’s popularity is thought to have been boosted by British GCSE and A-Level students, who for years have struggled to understand why someone who ‘might have captained the German football team’ or ‘maybe invented BMWs’ is considered to be so evil.
However, the news has sparked furious debate on chat rooms around the world, with many people angry that the fascist dictator’s name may no longer be the ultimate way to ‘win’ a virtual argument. ‘It’s a disgrace,’ said one keen chat-roomer. ‘These people are just jumped up little Blairs’.