Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Suicide selfies

Slightly incredulous this morning reading about British passenger Ben Innes from Aberdeen posing with EgyptAir hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa. When asked why he did it Innes replied by saying that he wasn't sure but wanted to get a "closer look" (presumably at the bomb?). The most bizarre part of this story is that Innes is a health and safety auditor by trade (he clearly has a very "hands-on" approach to his work!) I can only imagine that it must have been abundantly clear that this terrorist wasn't actually wearing a real explosive belt and from the look on his face this chap he and the photographer almost certainly knew it too. I was also amused that the Egyptian government was quoted as saying that "he isn't a terrorist, he's an idiot", well, I would agree, but I would also suggest that most Islamist terrorists are idiots too, at least this guy committed his crime for some Earthly reason.

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