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You can’t make this shit up.

August 27, 2010
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I mean you could, but who could possibly have that kind of imagination?

Why do you have to make things so com-pli-ca-ted, indeed.

FP Passport notes:

This is so ridiculous I’m almost waiting to hear that it’s a huge hoax, but here, for your viewing pleasure, is the Canadian Idol audition of Dr. Khurram Syed Sher, who was arrested, along with two others, on terrorism charges in Ontario yesterday.

“Sher, 28, appeared on the reality show “Canadian Idol” in 2008 singing a comical version of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated,” complete with dance moves that include a moonwalk. He told the judges he’s from Pakistan and likes hockey, music and acting.

Police allege the men had plans and schematics to make improvised explosive devices. Police seized 50 electronic circuit boards which they say could be used as remote-control triggers for bombs. They said one of the men was trained overseas to make explosive booby traps, but did not specify which one.”

This is also, strangely, very similar to the plot of the largely forgotten 2006 movie American Dreamz.

Here’s the video:

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2010 12:47 pm

    Apparently this was his first attempt at bombing.

  2. jco permalink
    August 27, 2010 6:01 pm

    “Complicated” is a good choice for a man caught between his desire to sing on television and his need to blow up the infidels.

    • Fat Al permalink*
      August 28, 2010 12:35 am

      Can I amend that to read “caught between his desire to sing A TEENAGE CANADIAN GIRL’S SONG on television and his need to blow up the infidels”?

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