Monday, September 29, 2008

Hummus-eating Terrorists

I heard about this story today on NPR and thought surely, SURELY it was a joke. Nope. I just missed it last year apparently.

Here's the logic -- increased purchases of hummus will highlight the presence of a terrorist sleeper cell. Yep. Who needs torture??

Ya can't make this stuff up.

Feds Hunt Hummus and Pita Eaters
Wall Street Journal.com, November 12, 2007

5 comments:

Yorke said...

Well, if beer sales increase when placed near the diapers, then it stands to reason that if you put hummus out, terrorists and hippies will gravitate towards it. Then you just have to sort them out.

Sue said...

Terrorists, hippies, anthropologists, vegetarians...come to think of it...I guess that is just two groups ;-)

Jaime said...

1. Aren't you actually going to be tracking the people that DON'T KNOW how to make hummus and have to buy it already made? Unless they are even smarter than I give them credit for, and they mean literally "hummus" -- the word for chickpeas themselves. Pardon me if I highly doubt it, however.

2. I actually need to purchase tahina before the weekend, because guess what? We're making hummus this weekend. Watch for me on the news!

siduri1 said...

Yikes. I'm going to go hide in the basement ...

Sue said...

In protest, I bought some hummus yesterday, along with black olives, pita, and feta cheese. Clearly the components of an untoward plot...