Saturday, February 18, 2006

Lunch With Mohammed

Georges Sada, a former Iraqi air force general, relates a story he heard from a cabbie who drove him around Baghdad in his book, Saddam's Secrets:

The taxi driver picked up a nice-looking young man who had no particular destination. "I have some time to spare so just drive around for a while and I'll pay the fare," he said. They drove around for half an hour when the young man said, "Okay, that's enough. Stop here." He paid the fare and said, "I'm sorry it didn't happen today. You and I were supposed to have lunch with Mohammed, the prophet." The young man pulled down his shirt to expose the explosive vest he was wearing underneath. He was looking for targets, like police officers or an American patrol so that he could detonate himself and kill them all.


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