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Sajid Khan, well-known Knolian, was recently the subject of many news and blog posts, due to his throwing or tossing a 122-page, 4-ounce, paperback book toward President Obama, during an Oct 2010 campaign event in Philadelphia. Sajid discusses, in some detail, what occurred, on the Bulletin Board 2010, for Authors and Visitors (revision 13 Oct 2010) at Knol. His book is called, "How To Become Wise." One blogger Merrill Matthews, whimsically asks the question : "Which Book Would You Throw at the President?"
In there, defending his actions, he states : "All this talk of me trying a cheap publicity stunt are a reflection of what we have become as humans. If you look at my history all I have tried to do is try to wake up President Obama to the fact that trying to fix regular intelligence education will not improve much the real mess in education. The real mess is in emotional intelligence education which is more or less neglected. All this race to the top money is again going to find ways to invest money in improving math and science while the bigger problem is the lack of emotional intelligence education. I have handed the President some of my articles in the past, which I am sure he must have read."
He actually wished to hand the President his book, but a fence was in the way, and the secret service told him he could not approach any closer, he says. "I had no other way. I had to take my chances." "I aimed it about ten feet from the Vice President." Narayana Rao in a jeu de mote retorts, "There are better ways to pitch your book."
|The book "How to Become Wise" |
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Brad Franko of NBC reports : "Agents saw the man throw the book, they detained and interviewed him and determined he was not a threat." You can see the book in a flash of white right behind his head at time 0:25 and 0:26 in this YouTube video. Also reported in this video by CBSNewsOnline, and this one by the Associated Press.
The book was not "hurled at his head" as some bloggers are reporting, and actually landed several feet away from the President, behind him on the stage. Sajid states that he threw the small book toward Joe Biden's feet. The videos which exist, show the book flashing behind the president's head, but it's not close to him. He didn't even seem to notice that the event had occurred. Sajid states that the secret service man who interviewed him, "...said that according to procedure he will file a report and send it with the book to the White House. Then he let me go with a warning that if I did anything like this again I would be banned from any future rallies."
The paperback book was published in 2010 by Cutting Edge Institute
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