Second Pirate Arrested
A second suspect in my case has been arrested, this time in Minnesota, where he was living. If you want a sense of my opinion about Somali immigration to the United States, you can read a piece I wrote last year for the Toronto Globe & Mail, or my recent long investigative feature about a bomb plot, and a federal trial, in Kansas. The only comment I want to make now about the arrest concerns a paragraph that keeps turning up in various news reports:
In May 2012, the pirates released a video, showing the journalist in an undisclosed location with a prayer shawl over his head, surrounded by masked kidnappers who pointed a machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade at him.
The picture attached to this post is a frame grab from the May 2012 video. Anyone can see I’m not wearing a damn prayer shawl. That’s a thin, pink, flowered blanket, and you can read about it in my book.Read More Get Updates