Recognizing a Suicide Bomber
Fascinating story of an Israeli taxi driver who picked up a suicide bomber. What's interesting to me is how the driver comes to realize his passenger is a suicide bomber. It wasn't anything that comes up on a profile, but a feeling that something is wrong:
Mr Woltinsky said he realised straight away that something was not quite right.
"When he got into my car, I had a bad feeling because he did not behave normally -- his eyes, his nerves -- and the fact he was wearing a big red jacket even though it was hot.
"I asked him where he wanted to go but he didn't say anything, just waved his hand.
"When I asked him again, he said only one word, "Haifa", in an Arab accent. Haifa is hundreds of kilometres away, so now I was almost 100% sure he was a suicide bomber."
In other words, his passanger was acting hinky.
EDITED TO ADD (2/1): The Israeli was not a taxi driver. Apologies.
Posted on February 1, 2007 at 6:26 AM • 41 Comments