John

About Me (and John Walker Lindh)

When John Walker Lindh’s story first broke, I remember reading about it and thinking, Good Lord, he could be my brother. I put together the chart below as one of my first web projects. It feels dated now somehow. Maybe people don’t even remember who John Walker Lindh is. Here is what I wrote about him at the time [1] [2].

Me and John
a handy reference

John Me
YES Reddish 
Beard?
YES
YES White
Kufi?
YES
YES Converted
to Islam?
YES
16 at
Age?
17
YES Catholic
Education?
YES
YES Liberal
Parents?
YES
YES Influenced
by  Autobiography of Malcolm X?
YES
YES Confusing
Array of Names?
Oh
My Yes
YES Hopelessly
Misled?
You
Decide
Bore
arms with Taliban
Links
to Terrorism?
Saw
a Tamil Tiger once
20
Years in Prison
Looming
Fate?
10
Years in Malaysia

Hope That Cleared Things Up!