Sunday, June 10, 2007

News: Padilla juror to martyr self

At the federal trial of Jose Padilla, an F.B.I. agent explained the codewords of Padilla and his fellow terror suspects to the jury. The New York Times story offers some translations in a sidebar:

“go to the picnic” = travel to an area of jihad

“the dogs” = the United States government

“the trade” and “commerce” = jihad

“playing football” and “to eat cheese” = engaging in jihad

"reservation on the female donkey" = ???

“married” = killed or martyred

The Times also reported a surprising development in the trial: A juror is getting "married" this weekend.