In a previous post about Muslim terrorism, Brits Get A Wake-Up Call, I attributed London terrorist bombings to British Muslim’s disgust with western culture and a faithful reading of the Qur’an. I may have to take that back after reading this story in Ireland On-Line:
Would-be bomber was on benefits
26/07/2005 – 11:38:06
“One of the would-be suicide bombers who tried to blow up a London Tube train last Thursday had been given thousands of pounds in British taxpayers’ money. Yasin Hassan Omar, 24, was given £75 (€108.70) a week in housing benefit to pay for the one-bedroom flat where he has been the registered tenant since February 1999. His housing benefit stopped in May.
It looks as if this fellow may have been evicted from “the projects” by “the man.” Coddled by years of liberal handouts, he reacted like his counterparts across the pond and took his frustrations out by trying to blow up the neighborhood.”
This raises another question: How do we deal with this new kind of terrorist: the benefits bomber? Rather than bunking him with his more competent brethren down at Gitmo, where he would likely learn more destructive behaviors, how about years of group therapy around readings from Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. That’ll surely stop the violence.
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Bo, Bo, Bo. This is the 21st century. Must we use the offensive label, terrorist? How about ideologically-diverse-person?
Bo – most of the American haters I’ve known had too much time on their hands, i.e., college students, chronically unemployed folks, welfare recipients. My guess from my limited studies of sociology is that it’s the same in England.
Okay, Levi… you’re right. That was insensitive of me.