The mainstream media are doing their damnedest to rule out Islamic fanaticism as a motive for Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, completely ignoring, for example, his obsession with building popsicle stick replicas of mosques.
Instead, his image is being made into that of a down-on-his-luck Pakistani who lost his home due to a bad economy and misguided advice. Which, by coincidence, was the plot of a Seinfeld episode.
Jerry, fascinated by an empty and failing eclectic restaurant called “The Dream Café,” offers his patronage to the restaurant, and convinces its owner, Babu Bhatt, to restyle his menu and decor. He suggests that Babu make his restaurant the only authentic Pakistani eatery in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the restaurant still lacks customers and Babu loses a lot of money. He becomes very upset with Jerry and blames him for causing his failure, yelling, “You’re a very, very bad man!”