Recognize this guy? His name is Mohammed Alessa. Last week he was arrested by Homeland Security because he and his cohort had been training in Pakistan to commit jihadist acts against American interests in Somalia.
The government had been trailing him for more than three years as he had made no secret of his hatred of the USA, infidels, capitalists, Jews, Westerners, people who did not engage in bestiality, ad infinitum.
Coming to his defense this weekend, Mohammed's mother Nadia, claimed her son could not be a terrorist. When asked to explain his actions, she explained, "Anything makes him angry. But he's not a terrorist: he's a stupid kid."
One might be tempted to accept the plausibility of her argument since Mohammed was a member of the oxymoronic Islamic Thinkers Society. But let's not act too fast.
You see years ago, Mohammed and his accomplice were spotted at a demonstration in Manhattan and captured on film. And not just captured but immortalized.
Think about that for a second.
Since the Nakba (Arabic for The Catastrophe otherwise known as the day the land was partitioned into 2 states, Palestine and Israel, in 1948) there have literally been thousands of demonstrations. And thousands of signs calling for the extermination of the Jewish people. And yet with a little clever wordplay, Mohammed has managed to break through the clutter of hate sear his sign into our collective visual rolodex.
Crazy perhaps. Crazy like a fax.