H/T: EDL Buck: (Jihad George, You can’t make this stuff up!) Headline: Vlad
Jihad Georges, Charlton arson suspect, says he tried suicide because of his name
CHARLTON — A Lebanese man whose apartment burned in a fire Sunday told police he set the blaze during a failed suicide attempt brought on by his inability to find work because of his first name: Jihad.
But a police report indicates that investigators didn’t believe the story, because evidence found inside Jihad Elias Georges’ apartment at 131 Muggett Hill Road indicated gasoline had been spilled on the floor and a sofa. They said people who commit suicide by fire “usually douse themselves with gas.”
The name Jihad, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, can be used to describe “a personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline,” or “a crusade for a principle or belief.” But in Western culture the word has taken on the negative meaning of “a holy war waged on behalf of Islam.”