Hamid Hayat is a “warm, gentle kind person.” Therefore he couldn’t be a jihadist, right? This kind of assumption, of course, comes from the exclusive use of the “terrorist” label and the mislabeling of this present conflict as a “war on terror.” A “terrorist” is one who just wants to commit mayhem. One would expect him to be a violent, intemperate individual. A mujahid, on the other hand — a jihadist — might well be warm, gentle, and kind, and dedicated to pursuing the will of Allah, including violence in his service. Ice cream jihad update from “Bail Denied to Californian in Terror Case” in the New Duranty Times, :
SACRAMENTO, June 10 – A federal judge denied bail on Friday to an American man of Pakistani descent who is under investigation by federal law enforcement officials for possible terrorist connections with Al Qaeda.
The federal magistrate judge, Peter A. Nowinski, denied release based on the possible flight risk of the man, Hamid Hayat, 22, who was arrested along with his father this week after the authorities said he lied about attending what they believed was a Pakistani training camp affiliated with Al Qaeda.
“The charges are very serious,” Judge Nowinski said during a brief hearing in Federal District Court in Sacramento. “Considering all the circumstances, there is a motive to flee and certainly the means to flee.”…
After the hearing, Mr. Hayat’s lawyer, Wazhma Mojaddidi, said, “Of course, I’m disappointed.”
Ms. Mojaddidi said she believed her client to be innocent.
“I’ve met with my client a number of times, and I find him to be a warm, gentle kind person,” she said.