The man who stabbed the German tourist a few weeks back has been charged by a military court with committing a “terrorist act”, click sales drugstore after earlier being passed off as a mentally deranged person with no terrorist intentions by the Interior Minister. The charge has to be approved by the attorney general and it probably will be.
…Mohammed Mahdi Barham stabbed a 63-year-old German tourist as he walked with his wife near the al-Husseini mosque in downtown Amman on March 14. The man, here whom police did not identify, was wounded but later released from a local hospital in stable condition.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said Barham was charged Sunday with “carrying out a terrorist attack.”
Initially, the Interior Ministry had discounted the incident as terror-related, but changed their views after arresting the 34-year-old Barham who sports the long beard and political ideology of an Islamist. [source]
“The motives behind the attack have links with the incidents in the Gaza Strip,” security sources said on Sunday without elaborating. [source]
I suppose this begs a revisitation of how we define terrorism, especially with this case being very similar to an earlier one in 2006.
Moral of the story is: you should shave if your planning on shooting a foreigner.