April 01, 2003


GREAT APRIL FOOLS JOKE, EXCEPT IT'S TRUE: "Brandeis Alumna Wanted For Link to Al-Qaeda." Apparently Aafia Siddiqui, 31, a former grad student who published her Biology dissertation in 2001 is wanted by the feds for her alleged ties to Adnan El Shukrijumah, a Saudi who has been implicated in multiple terrorist threats. For all the universities in all the world at which one can study, she chooses Brandeis- making possible the absurd paradox that the world's first known female Al-Qaeda operative is a graduate of the Non-Sectarian Jewish-Sponsored University. I don't know about you, but I'll be careful what I say about "Brandeis girls" from now on.
And speaking of April Fools jokes, hasn't the internet pretty much killed that phenomenon? It's not like you can keep appearances up for more than a minute these days without someone Googling to find out the real facts.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 1, 2003 02:15 PM
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