Australia’s “Jihad Jack”, convicted of receiving funds from al-Qaeda, says Osama Bin Laden does not like being kissed but is happy to be hugged. Joseph “Jack” Thomas, who met Bin Laden three times in Afghanistan, discussed the al-Qaeda leader’s preferences in an interview broadcast after his trial.
That’s just as well; we wouldn’t want to kiss Osama either. That beard has got to be scratchy!
Thomas also explained why he did not succumb to al-Qaeda’s recruitment efforts: “I never really thought I’d be a Muslim. I’d say, ‘Oh look, you know, I really love your religion but I really love my beer’.”
If only all would-be terrorists could be bought off with a case of Foster’s…