Monday, May 13, 2013
Subject: Mohamed Atta's Handwriting
In reality, there are enormous differences between Mohamed Atta's handwriting and the handwriting on the anthrax letters and envelopes. But, the True Believer seems to argue that if you look hard enough in a big enough sample you will find that some of the characters of the alphabet drawn by Mohamed Atta on some occasion kind of - sort of - look a little bit like the same characters on the anthrax letters and envelopes. And, to the True Believer that's evidence that Atta wrote the letters.
I've created a web page HERE comparing Atta's handwriting to that on the anthrax documents, proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the handwriting on the anthrax document does NOT look like Mohamed Atta's normal handwriting.
In my analysis, I show how Mohamed Atta typically drew characters of the alphabet (and numbers), I provide various examples, and (where possible) I compare those multiple examples to multiple examples of the same characters and numbers on the anthrax documents. The differences are obvious. For example, Mohamed Atta typically drew his 1's in a manner that made them look like 7's. The illustration above shows an example of that. There's no similarity whatsoever to the 1's on the anthrax documents. BUT, if you include the lines on the form as part of the writing, the 1 drawn by Atta would have a line across the bottom, and Atta's single-stroke 1 would look a little bit like a 1 drawn with three strokes on the anthrax documents. That is bizarre reasoning used to argue that handwriting that is truly different can be viewed as somewhat similar in order to justify a True Believer's beliefs.