August 14, 2006, - 5:34 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
One Osama doesn’t exactly dislike the other. And they’re both apparently terrorists.
When it comes to Dearbornistan Terror Boy/TracFone Salesman, Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, isn’t exactly down on Bin Laden. In fact, the moral equivalency statements uttered by the 20-year-old caught with multiple cellphones, thousands in cash, and passenger lists and security information from Detroit Metro Airport are downright disturbing.
In 2002, the terror suspect said this about the Al-Qaeda chief, in a Detroit Free Press sports profile:
“He’s fighting for a cause like the United States is,” Abulhassan said. “But he’s killing innocent people and that makes him appear to be a bad guy.”
Fighting for a cause like the United States is? Appear to be a bad guy?
Not exactly a condemnation. In fact, it sounds more like he sympathizes with the guy.
Interestingly, the clueless Detroit Free Press sportswriter, Mick McCabe, gets it wrong when he “objectively” reports that:
Abulhassan is at the opposite end of the good guy/bad guy spectrum.
Four years later, we know that isn’t the case. Yet another giant hint to reporters that they should stick to the facts and leave out their opinions.
And an even bigger hint where Osama Sobhi Abulhassan’s pro-terror sympathies lie. No wonder he, himself, has now gotten caught “fighting for a cause.” In this case, though, he doesn’t just “appear” to be a bad guy.
The evidence is mounting that he, in fact, is. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is his preliminary exam. We’ll hear even more.
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