July 10, 2008

Bin Laden's deputy with bogroll

Abu Qatada, the man once described as Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe, was pictured out walking the streets on the third anniversary of the 7/7 terror bombings. He was carrying a lot of toilet rolls.

Marina Hynde in The Guardian says

...And so with Qatada. He was described breathlessly this week as "one of the world's most dangerous terrorists",

"Bin Laden's deputy in Europe", and even "Bin Laden's No 2". What a preposterous way to dignify this chap with the bumper pack of bog roll (the only clear link to a number two in the entire affair). It's the same witless flattery that led to Richard Reid being designated "the shoe bomber", as opposed to "that idiot who couldn't even set fire to his trainers"...

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