Thursday, February 26, 2015
Let's Play, Name That Violent Extremist!
"Please welcome our first contestant, Jeh from Washington DC!"
"So tell me, Jeh. What do you do?"
Jeh: "Well, Bob, I'm the head of DHS."
"Really. And what does DHS stand for?"
Jeh: "Department of Homeland Security, Bob."
"Uh, and what is that? Do you sell burglar alarms?"
Jeh: "No, Bob. We do more than that."
"So tell us what a typical day is for you at work, Jeh."
Jeh: "Well, Bob, I make sure that undocumented workers are admitted into the US and cared for. I also make sure that we admit tens of thousands of people from the Middle East who are at risk of being radicalized. I also insure that Muslims in America have a voice. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it."
"Well that sounds like interesting work, Jeh. Are you ready to play, 'Name that violent extremist?'"
Jeh: "As ready as I ever will be, Bob."
"OK. For $100.00, here is your first question:
Which of the below persons is a violent extremist? There may be more than one correct answer."
a Justin Bieber
b Mike Tyson
c Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (ISIS leader)
d Ted Cruz
e Dr. Ben Carson
Jeh: "Wow. That's a tough one. Can I call a friend?"
"Sure. Who do you want to call?"
Jeh: "Jim. He works at the Southern Poverty Law Center."
Jeh: "Jim, it's me, Jeh. Who is a violent extremist, Justin Bieber, Mike Tyson, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Ted Cruz or Ben Carson?"
Jim "Slam dunk, Jeh. It's Ben Carson."
Jeh: "Thanks, Jim" (click) Ben Carson, Bob. Final answer."
"Gee, I'm sorry, Jeh, but the answer is al Baghdadi."