Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Arrested: Someone Makes $25 Million



You knew him as one of the leaders implicated in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in east Africa. You remember that one, right? No. Well, we were doing the European thing then ... negotiating a mid-east policy favorable to Palestine, rubbing elbows with the right dictators, pretty much sucking up to every petty tyrant and insisting all of us were morally equal. Heck, Bill Maher still had a show with has-been celebrities telling us what they thought about the political scene. Yet there were so many of these insults and attacks that it became just another in the list. We stopped reacting.

We're reacting now. The 33-year-old Kenyan, who also goes by the 'hip play on a European name' Swedan, is in US custody.

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