[Posted by The Angry Clam]
Farris Hassan is a 16 year old, American-born Floridian whose parents are Iraqi immigrants. He was taking a journalism class in high school that lead him to become really excited about immersion journalism. This first lead to him talking politics with some Muslims (he himself is not) until 6 A.M. at a local mosque.
That wasn’t enough for him. He then decided to go by himself to Iraq. Brilliant.
Luckily, he’s safe, and he certainly has an interesting story, which you can read in the link. However, I doubt very much that his parents will (1) ever give him more money (2) let him out of their sight for the next 10-15 years.