August 14, 2008

Sister: Denver Cyanide Man "Not Terrorist". Why? Because He Was a Muslim (Update: Broader Conspiracy?)

Gotta love the logic here. Saleman Abdirahman Dirie's sister tells reporters that her brother was not a terrorist. Evidence? He was a Muslim and terrorism is against Islam.

Surreal:

"He was not a terrorist," Dirie's sister told CanWest News Service on Wednesday from the family home in Ottawa. "We don't want to hear that word. It is against our religion."
Classic irony. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

The same article contradicts itself by first citing the family who claim that Dirie may have committed suicide because he was schizophrenic, and then goes on to quote the sister:

"He was doing fine," she said. "He was just a normal person." She said he didn't seem suicidal.
A bit of a contradiction, no?

UPDATE: Not that I wasn't thinking this, I was. Like Jay Tea, I also checked in to the prices at the hotel Dirie was staying at and came to the same question: how could a recent immigrant from Somalia afford such a place? Which inevitably leads to questions about whether he had some kind of support system. Which leads to some other conclusions which, frankly, I'm not quite ready to discuss.

File that one in the back of your mind for future reference. I wasn't going to bring it up, but since Jay Tea went there, it's open for discussion.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:06 AM | Comments |