Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Joel Henry Hinrichs III in a 2002 photo.

CNN has posted the full pic with the date so it looks like he had his beard in 2002 and has since shaved it off.

So, Is the beard just a fashion statement or has he been a muslim since 2002 and just shaved it off to appear more "normal"?

If I remember correctly that jihad handbook does say you should shave your beard to blend in more.

Yup, I was right.

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Measures that should be taken by the undercover member:

#2. Have a general appearance that does not indicate Islamic orientation (beard, toothpick, book, [long] shirt, small Koran).