The Significance of Hasan's Attire

[Ottawa Citizen-Canada] Tarek Fatah - No one seemed to notice the significance of the attire that Maj. Nidal Hasan was wearing the morning of the killings. It was captured on a store surveillance video where he bought a coffee. Hasan was wearing the "shalwar-kameez," the traditional attire worn by Pashtuns on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghan border. I have lived a decade in the Arab world and not once did I see an Arab wearing the shalwar-kameez. There is one particular group of Arabs who did embrace the garb of the Pashtuns - those who went to Afghanistan to wage jihad alongside al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

2009-11-11 06:00:00

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