This is the young man who was afraid it might be “racist” to say something to authorities about this. That is, apparently, the substance of the “moral dilemma” noted below. God help us.
From CNN, with thanks to Scott:
NEW YORK (CNN) — The tipster responsible for helping authorities thwart a possible terrorist attack on a U.S. military base said Tuesday he experienced a “moral dilemma” over whether to report what he had seen.
Brian Morgenstern, a 26-year-old clerk at a Circuit City in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was given the 8 mm tape January 31, 2006, by two men, whom he described as “normal people.” They asked him to convert it to DVD format.
Authorities said the tape showed 10 young men shooting at a practice range and shouting in Arabic, “Allahu Akbar” — “God is great.”
Morgenstern said the video showed the men with hand guns and rifles that appeared to be “fully automatic weapons.”
“I saw some stuff on the film that was disturbing and it kind of gained my attention that way,” he told CNN’s “American Morning.”
“I started paying more attention to it,” he said.
The tape’s contents worried him. “I thought about whether or not it should be reported. I actually waited that night and weighed out my decisions, and I went home and talked to my family about it.”
The next day, Morgenstern returned to work and told his manager about the tape and his decision to alert the police. He described Circuit City as being “very supportive” regarding the situation.