The recent episode in which two young Americans thwarted a terrorist on a speeding train in France has created all sorts of confusion. Was this man a terrorist out to murder the innocent? The young man,Ayoub el Khazanni insists that he was merely a Jesse James who wanted to steal from the rich and give to the poor. He is “dumbfounded” that anyone could take him for anything other than a modern Jesse out to rob the train.
This does raise issues as to how does society define a genuine 100% criminal who simply seeks a few bucks from those who have the dough? If anyone who robs trains is a terrorist this means the James gang and the other Western gangs must now be re-evaluated.