Faulkner doesn’t seem to realize that even if Osama bin Laden were dead, the jihad against the West would continue. It is a movement based on ideology, not personality. “American on mission to kill bin Laden arrested,” by Riaz Khan and Munir Ahmed for AP, June 15 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.
The man was identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.
He was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, he said.
“We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden,” said Khan. But he said when officers seized the pistol, the sword and night-vision equipment, “our suspicion grew.”…
One wonders on what charge he was arrested. Is it illegal to wander around Pakistan trying to kill Osama bin Laden?
Khan said Faulkner was also carrying a book containing Christian verses and teachings.
When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied, “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,” said Khan….
Ah, that will energize the moral equivalence crowd — a man carrying Christian material on a mission to kill! Never mind that there could be no Christian texts among that material actually telling him to kill, or that there have been over 15,000 Islamic jihad attacks around the world since 9/11, all motivated by Islamic texts and teachings — such niceties are lost upon the learned analysts.