So, with Osama bin Laden having been killed this weekend, the FBI Most Wanted list is left with a gaping hole. One of the most infamous terrorists of all time has finally been removed as a threat. This shifts other wanted terrorists up a notch. Now, sandwiched between Al Qaeda supporter and activist Adam Yahiye Gadahn and founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad Ayman Al-Zawahiri is a man named Daniel Andreas San Diego.
Whilst his counterparts on either side of him are responsible for many innocent deaths (one by supplying Al Qaeda with information and coordinating some of its terrorist activities, the other by playing key parts in the various US Embassy bombings of the late 1990s), Daniel Andreas San Diego has not killed a single person and is responsible for saving the lives of many animals.
San Diego is currently on the run after committing various acts of ‘terrorism’ (in this case, terrorism being the liberation of animals who are undergoing severe torture), which have caused $110 million worth of property damage (allegedly). With a reward of $250,000 on his head, it is fairly safe to say that he is a very wanted man. Sadly, something seems to have gone awry here if San Diego can be classed as a terrorist.
His Most Wanted description states that “San Diego has ties to animal rights extremist groups. He is known to follow a vegan diet, eating no meat or food containing animal products. In the past, he has worked as a computer network specialist and with the operating system LINUX. San Diego wears eyeglasses, is skilled at sailing, and has travelled internationally. He is known to possess a handgun.”
This does not seem very characteristic of the stereotypical terrorist (even the handgun – how many Americans carry handguns?). However, with Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the mass murder of 9/11 gone, the FBI has turned its attention to Daniel Andreas San Diego, someone who has never even injured another human being. He now sits at number 2 on the list of Most Wanted terrorists.