Security professionals learn to go native in Middle East

01.06.2011                      28.Ijar, 5771                      Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer

Sicherheit: (mit Video)

Security professionals learn to go native in Middle East

Arab Spring unrest boosts demand for personal protection as government officials, businesspeople feel unsafe.

It looked as if someone had broken into the central casting wardrobe room and handed out the jalabiyas and kaffiyyehs marked “Arab sheiks” to the two dozen unshaven men lounging on a grassy knoll, puffing on water pipes and looking bored. A large, blue United Nations flag flutters in the wind. 
Suddenly, a group of young men, faces hidden by masks, rushes into the compound shouting Allahu akbar and the shooting begins. Out from under the robes of the “sheiks” come automatic weapons, as they spring into action.  One man, a suicide belt strapped to his body, moves forward, his hands clenching two grenades. Two of the men in robes fly at him and wrestle him to the ground, knees in back, as they disarmed him….