Yesterday, 15-year old Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim, wearing his blue scout uniform with a blue kerchief, was standing in the crowd to greet Maumoon Gayoom, the president of Maldives when all of a sudden his “Be Prepared” Boy Scout motto forced him to take necessary action against an attempt on the president’s life.
That’s right. Someone tried to kill this guy smiley:
As the teen stood in the crowd he noticed something odd. There, near to the president was another man, 20-year old Mohamed Murshid, who carefully concealed a knife in the Maldivian flag as he awaited Gayoom’s arrival.
As Gayoom passed by, the assassin leapt from the crowd and lunged at the president’s stomach. Luckily, the quick-thinking Boy Scout reached out to grab the blade, cutting his hand in the process, but stopping what might have been a lethal blow to the president…and the Republic of Maldives.
After the attack, Gayoom addressed his people, thanking the Scout and calling for calm among the nation. “We should not resort to violence even if we have differences between the parties,” Gayoom was quoted as saying.
What a nice little tale of bravery and heroism . . .