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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Japanese embrace the bogeyman

(BBC) "A Japanese politician has attempted to justify plans to fingerprint foreigners by saying he knows an al-Qaeda member who entered the country illegally.

Justice minister Kunio Hatoyama said a friend of a friend, who was involved in a bombing in Bali, had entered Japan using fake passports several years ago.

It was an odd claim to make without producing any evidence to back it up....."


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