Conservative. Idaho. Software engineer. Historian. Increasingly, frustrated with how the greed of a small number of lawyers is making life unreasonable for ordinary people.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thanks to Jammie Wearing Fooland The Shekelfor bringing this bizarre story to my attention. December 20, 2010 Fox News reports on a decision by the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals upholding the conviction of a sailor who leaked ship movement information to al-Qaeda:
In 1997, Abu-Jihaad changed his name from Paul Raphael Hall to Hassan Abu-Jihaad, the surname of which translates to "Father of Jihad," the appeals court said.
"This curious choice appears not to have raised any concern in the United States Navy when, in January 1998, Abu-Jihaad enlisted," the appeals court said. It said the Navy cleared Abu-Jihaad to receive classified national defense information from 1998 to 2002.