July 30, 2006
Can We Call It Terrorism NOW?
SEATTLE - The man suspected in a fatal shooting rampage hid behind a potted plant in a Jewish charity's foyer and forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl's head, the police chief said Saturday.
Using a human shield. Check one for terrorist.
Haq, a Muslim, told authorities he was angered by the war in Iraq and U.S. military cooperation with Israel.
Check two for terrorist
"He pointedly blamed the Jewish people for all of these problems," Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said at a news conference Saturday.
Hard to tell, could be terrorist, could be Kos Kid. I'll fudge the odds and check three for terrorist.
According to a statement of probable cause, Haq told a 911 dispatcher: "These are Jews and I'm tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East."
Taqqiya, check four for terrorist.
And, we have a hero in all of this, the pregnant woman shielding the child in her womb (take THAT N.O.W.):
One of the women wounded in Friday's shooting — hit in the arm as she shielded her pregnant belly — helped bring the crisis to an end by crawling into her office, calling 911, and convincing her assailant to talk to dispatchers, Kerlikowske said.
"She's a hero in my eyes," he said at a news conference.
Maybe Chuck Norris will make a movie one day called "The Hero And The Terrorist," assuming anyone besides us will ever come around to calling the guy a terrorist.