Thursday, June 24, 2010
A kind reader provided me with a link to the full context for the "born in Istanbul, Turkey" clip (link to location for context). The context also includes the "Ergun Michael Mehmet Giovanni Caner" name claim and the "I came to America after going to Beirut and then Cairo" and the "I came to America in 1978" claim (with the claim that he was 14 years old then - that would make him 18 in 1982, but it would also require him to have been born around 1964) and the "speaking Arabic" claim. Perhaps someone with more time on their hands will go through and document everything. I had hoped that there would be circumstance in the context that justified his comment somehow. Now that I see the context, I don't know what to say in his defense.