Mohammad Ashan: Dumbest Terrorist Ever?
Posted by Xeno on April 18, 2012
If Osama bin Laden is remembered as the most dangerous terrorist ever, then Mohammad Ashan may be remembered as the dumbest.
Ashan, a mid-level Taliban commander in east Afghanistan, walked up to a police checkpoint last week, pointed to the wanted poster featuring his face, and asked for the $100 finder’s fee noted on the poster, aaccording to Newser.
Ashan is suspected of plotting attacks on Afghan security forces, so the fact that he turned himself in shocked Specialist Matthew Baker.
“We asked him, ‘Is this you?’” Baker told the Washington Post. “Mohammad Ashan answered with an incredible amount of enthusiasm, ‘Yes, yes, that’s me! Can I get my award now?’”
It didn’t work out as he expected: Instead of receiving the money, New York magazine reports that the soldiers arrested him instead.
Even worse, they are making him the butt of jokes, such as the official who called Ashan “the Taliban equivalent of the ‘Home Alone’ burglars,” while another simply told the Washington Post, “Clearly, this man is an imbecile.”
Since it seemed improbable that a man could be as stupid as Ashan, officials took a biometric scan and were amazed to discover the man in custody was actually the alleged terrorist himself, Newser reported.
The story above is actually a test of your intelligence. It makes a lot more sense if the person doesn’t think he has done anything wrong and has no reason to think he would be on a list of terrorists. If that is the case, the people who believe this story that he was a “mid-level Taliban commander” are the fools. How do you know he was? Do you know how a person gets on a NATO wanted poster? Who verifies the information before the posters are distributed? I doubt you know.
“Ashan is suspected of plotting at least two attacks on Afghan security forces” – link
Suspected does not mean guilty. This is not the act of a terrorist.