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Solved: The Mystery Of KSM’s Red Beard

KSM before he died his beard

Good to know that the guys and gals at Gitmo are given a plentiful supply of fresh fruit. Alleged terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is putting his portion to creative use, per Reuters:

Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mohammed first showed up for his April arraignment hearing with his long, scraggly beard tinted a rusty red, and it remained dyed the same hue when he returned last week to the courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

That sparked a flurry of questions, since the rule book for the detention operation known as Joint Task Force Guantanamo, or JTF-GTMO, specifically prohibits prisoners from receiving hair dye because it can contain chemicals such as ammonia that could be used as a weapon.

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