Monday, July 25, 2005

Brazilian-born Muslim

It doesn't much matter, however it might explain things a bit better if the UPI's report – carried in the Washington Times yesterday – that Jean Charles de Menezes was a Muslim is true. Is this why the police suspected him?

When I first heard that the man was Brazilian, I just assumed he was a Christian. Most Brazilians are. However, there are approximately 1 million Muslims in Brazil. Again, none of this really matters other than as a detail for trying to understand what the police were doing last Thursday.