Faisal Shahzad Signs His Name Like a Terrorist

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Take a long, hard look at this signature. What does it tell you about comically absentminded Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad? If you answered, "That he knows how to write his first name," we're embarrassed for you, for how wrong you are. Because this signature, in fact, contains all the telltale signs of a future terrorist.


"He's angry at everybody and he's lashing out at the world," says expert Bart Baggett, a forensic document examiner and author of "Handwriting Analysis 101."

Baggett identified three "ticks" — tiny marks where the pen has dragged — that indicate aggression and hatred: at the top of the F, the bottom of the S and the end of the L in Faisal.

The one on the F is particularly telling because Shahzad's handwriting has large "upper zones" that suggest an interest in philosophical ideals, religion and analysis, Baggett said.

The presence of the tick there means Shahzad is angry at religion and ideology, he said.

We gets chills just looking at that F.

Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad's signature reveals hostility, expert says [NYDN]