Now the speculation can end. Laurence Simon, of This Blog Is Full Of Crap and 100 Words or Les Nessman fame, has located the erstwhile terrorist. He's been reincarnated as a squirrel and yes, he's still nuts:
He was gone.
And then he was back.
Yasser looked around.
No Paradise. No seventy-two virgins. No throne of Allah.
"What is this madness?" he wanted to say.
It came out as: "Chitter!"