I don’t know a whole lot about Islam, except that some of its disciples like to play with explosives like some Americans like to play with matches.
Oh, yeah … I also recall that famous phrase: If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.
That phrase resonated in my memory like lemons in a slot machine today when I learned that the FBI has arrested a Saudi national studying in Texas for allegedly plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction and for possibly targeting former President George W. Bush.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old college student in Lubbock, is accused of amassing chemicals and materials to make an improvised explosive device. He may have been targeting the Dallas home of Bush, the Justice Department said, and had also researched nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams.
I guess in his college studies Aldawsari learned that Bush couldn’t find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after swearing on a stack of Bibles (not Korans) that they were there.
Of course, we Americans are as dumb as ashtrays. Aldawsari was one of 10,000 Saudi students granted student visas in 2008. The number of Saudi students approved for entry into the United States has jumped more than fourfold since 15 young Saudis helped carry out the 9/11 attacks on the United States.Go figure.