French Berets and Jihad El Eid

Here is the thing about berets. They can look warrior-ish if worn tight and tough. You can’t can’t (cannot) let it get away from you like the poor, shorter gentleman in the picture below, to the right. I think he knows his beret is askew; he has that sheepish look beret wearers get when they lose the battle. It looks like a giant tortilla, pita, or nan bread landed on this head. Or those of a certain generation might say he resembles Rudy from Fat Albert. This is not a good representation of the warrior ethos we are seeking from our knights:

French Berets, stepping up anti-jihad patrols in North Africa

French Berets, stepping up anti-jihad patrols in North Africa

The bereted mousketeers are included in an article about how France is picking up its efforts in North Africa. And the jihadis there are targeting them. Jihad, it means holy war. Or struggle to the naive.

It also can be a name. Be wary of anyone named Jihad El Eid. El Eid means the party or the holiday. And a real Jihad El Eid just absconded with $150k of Broward County’s dough. He is the former traffic engineering director, undoubtedly a challenging job worthy of a good Jihad.