Jihad Hamad tries to rescue his ego from a failed bombing and beat an attempted mass murder rap in one fell swoop; earlier coverage indicated that “the detonators on the bombs went off, but failed to ignite the devices.” Inner Spiritual Struggle Hamad Update. “International Briefs: Bomb was not a threat, suspect reportedly says,” from Reuters:
A Lebanese man confessed Monday to putting a bomb on a train in Germany and said it was intended to warn against insulting the Prophet Muhammad rather than to kill, a judicial source said.
The Lebanese, Jihad Hamad, said during a pretrial hearing that he had placed the bomb, which did not explode, because several European publications were reprinting cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper in 2005.
Hamad is charged with attempted mass murder. His trial is to start April 11.