Amid fears that Indonesia's most wanted terrorist will strike again, some police have a new theory: Noordin Top is using hypnotism to elude capture and recruit more suicide bombers.Link (via Fortean Times). Well, they may have hypnosis, but at least we have waterboarding. Sorry, I mean waterboarding.
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"A village chief fell unconscious after kissing the hand of a man resembling Noordin," one policeman told the latest edition of Tempo news magazine.
The magazine said the chief's mind went blank "like he was hypnotised" after meeting a "tabib", or traditional healer, who looked like Noordin.
One officer said police believed even a skilled religious preacher would have difficulty finding so many followers willing to kill themselves for a cause.
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