Monday, September 25, 2006

Yeah, right.

Said Mira Agustina (last November): "My husband was kidnapped by America but they never officially told us ... for more than three years. I don't believe that my husband was a terrorist. He is only an ordinary man who cried when he watched movies about violence."

"But a top security consultant in Indonesia, Ken Conboy, told The Associated Press last year that al-Farouq joined al-Qaida in the early 1990s and trained in Afghanistan for three years before unsuccessfully trying to enroll at a flight school in the Philippines so he could commandeer an airplane on a suicide mission.

He later plotted to stage car and truck bombings at U.S. embassies across Southeast Asia on or near the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but the plan was thwarted and he was captured, Conboy said."

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British authorities announced today that Ms. Agustina's husband, Omar al-Farouq, was shot and killed in a raid on his home in Basra. I am so sorry to see this misunderstood and much maligned gentleman go.

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