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Offline bijou

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Boy Scout 'Hero' in Saving Maldives Prez
« on: January 09, 2008, 07:33:01 AM »
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Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim, wearing his blue Maldives scout uniform with a blue kerchief, was among those waiting to greet the leader Tuesday when the attacker lunged out from the crowd.


"Jaisham our national hero saves the president," the Midhu Daily newspaper cheered in a headline.

President Maumoon Gayoom was unhurt, but his shirt was ripped as the attacker tried a second time to stab him before being overpowered by security guards, government spokesman Mohammed Shareef said. The incident occurred on Hoarafushi, one of the 1,190 coral islands in the Indian Ocean that make up the Maldives. ...


http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=4107437



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Re: Boy Scout 'Hero' in Saving Maldives Prez
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 02:31:53 PM »
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Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim, wearing his blue Maldives scout uniform with a blue kerchief, was among those waiting to greet the leader Tuesday when the attacker lunged out from the crowd.


"Jaisham our national hero saves the president," the Midhu Daily newspaper cheered in a headline.

President Maumoon Gayoom was unhurt, but his shirt was ripped as the attacker tried a second time to stab him before being overpowered by security guards, government spokesman Mohammed Shareef said. The incident occurred on Hoarafushi, one of the 1,190 coral islands in the Indian Ocean that make up the Maldives. ...


http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=4107437

I don't know anything about Gayoom, but any Boy Scout who saves the life of another is a hero in my book.