Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, putting the U.S. and the West on trial at Guantanamo Bay, has his beard dyed henna in imitation of Muhammad: “At a Hearing, 9/11 Detainees Show Defiance,” by Charlie Savage for the New York Times, May 5 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed fingered his long, henna-dyed beard and stared down in silence Saturday, pointedly ignoring a military commissions judge asking whether the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks understood what was being said and whether he was willing to be represented by his defense lawyers….
Now wait a minute. Just recently, when Rod Blagojevich went to jail, we learned that hair dye is banned in prison:
“Rod Blagojevich’s hair dyed, will turn gray in prison, barber says,” by Michael Tarm for the Associated Press, March 21 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
CHICAGO (AP) – Rod Blagojevich’s barber says the former Illinois governor’s famously thick, dark hair is dyed and will turn gray within the first months of his prison term.
Peter Vodovoz has been Blagojevich’s barber for more than two decades. Vodovoz said Wednesday that the 55-year-old Blagojevich has dyed his hair for years. Blagojevich reported to a Colorado federal prison last week to begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. A spokesman for the prison says hair dye is banned because inmates could use it to change their appearances in escape attempts.
Blago should convert to Islam — then at least he could score some taxpayer-funded henna.