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EGYPTIAN STUDENTSVANISH IN BIG APPLE
nypost.com ^ | August 8, 2006 -- | DAN MANGAN

Posted on 08/08/2006 6:02:19 AM PDT by PDR

Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday.

The students - who were traveling with six classmates from Mansoura University in Egypt - had their student visas revoked for failing to show up at Montana State University in Bozeman, the officials said.

The other six students made it to the college.

"The FBI and ICE [Immigration and Custom Enforcement] would like to locate these 11 students in order to speak with them," said FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko after the "be-on-the-lookout" alert was issued to all police in the United States.

Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

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1 posted on 08/08/2006 6:02:19 AM PDT by PDR
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Oh, of course not.

::eye roll::

2 posted on 08/08/2006 6:03:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Down with Half-Assery!)
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To: PDR

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679704/posts
FBI Warns Law Enforcement to Look Out for 11 Missing Egyptian Exchange Students

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679629/posts
Feds Hunt For 11 Egyptians Missing In U.S.

My theory....Did they come here for the Youth Camps?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1675702/posts
Young Muslims’ Secret Camp-The Young Muslims are hiding the location of their August 2nd youth camp


3 posted on 08/08/2006 6:04:37 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: PDR; cardinal4

Other than the fact that they're military-age moslems and are unaccounted for, there is no reason to believe that they are a threat. Nor is that man behind the curtain.


4 posted on 08/08/2006 6:04:59 AM PDT by Ax ("Burn the Village to the Ground, Doo-dah, Doo-dah....")
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat

They think we're so stupid sometimes.

5 posted on 08/08/2006 6:06:59 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: PDR
If, "there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat," then why was the "be-on-the-lookout" alert issued to all police in the United States?

Is TALKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF YOUR MOUTH a mandatory class at the FBI academy?

6 posted on 08/08/2006 6:10:13 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: neodad

Agreed.

Now, it is entirely possible that these 11 towelheads wanted to come to the US for some partying and to hang out. We can't rule that out.

But given the problems that this demographic (military-age Muslim males) has brought to the world in recent years, it'd be stupid for the govt to assume they're not a threat.


7 posted on 08/08/2006 6:12:36 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: highimpact

I am sure they just don't want to frighten the NY public (of which I am a member). When exactly the opposite (telling the complete unvarnished truth) would aid us much, much more.


8 posted on 08/08/2006 6:13:29 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: All

"Move along folks... nothing to see here..."


9 posted on 08/08/2006 6:13:47 AM PDT by avacado
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To: PDR
Eleven Egyptian students

I think it should read Eleven Egyptian "students."

10 posted on 08/08/2006 6:14:18 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: neodad
They think we're so stupid sometimes.

There, fixed it.

11 posted on 08/08/2006 6:15:42 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Uh-huh! Just like prior to September 11, 2001, Mr. Atta and friends didn't represent a threat.

12 posted on 08/08/2006 6:15:55 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: subterfuge

Yeah, guess you can't be a student if you don't show up for school.


13 posted on 08/08/2006 6:17:20 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Oh thank God. I thought they were muslim.

14 posted on 08/08/2006 6:18:13 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Of course not! Arab men around 20 years old come into our country all the time on student visas and then never show up for class. There's no reason to think these guys represent a threat.

(actually, there are about 3000 reasons to think so.)

15 posted on 08/08/2006 6:19:04 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: PDR

Why oh why do we even let potential jihadists into the country? Have we learned nothing from September 11th?


16 posted on 08/08/2006 6:19:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: PDR
FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko after the "be-on-the-lookout" alert was issued to all police in the United States

They might want to check in Dearborn.

Or, maybe they'd want to check my local home town pizza parlour, which was bought by 3 Egyptians of military age who can barely speak English. They make terrible pizza, use the kitchen sinks multiple times daily for ablution - but still somehow manage to stay in business (with few customers).

17 posted on 08/08/2006 6:19:48 AM PDT by Gritty (Laws should treat an Islamic outlook as excludable on political, not religious grounds- S Trifkovic)
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To: PDR

11? All missing at once?

muhjahadeen(sp) football team? (remember the names some were using years ago for their "teams"?)


18 posted on 08/08/2006 6:22:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

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19 posted on 08/08/2006 6:23:39 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Rummyfan
Have we learned nothing from September 11th?

No. It will take another one, it appears, before much of America, unbelievably, wakes up.
20 posted on 08/08/2006 6:23:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Ax
"...there is no reason to believe that they are a threat."

Maybe it's just my raging paranoia or the images on the TV right now of the Arab Muslims fighting to destroy Israel and every last person there, or it could be my vivid recollections of the morning of 9/11/2001 or it could just be that I'm cranky this morning, but I have to ask, are you out of your mind?

Where are the photos of these "students" and why did it take a month for the gov't to release this info? The Muslims here have been silent as one atrocity after another has been committed by "military-age moslems", they have never issued one statement condemning the acts of the terrorists. Some people have suggested that the missing "students" are just off having some good old American fun. If that is the case, then the feds should check the Hooters in Bangor, ME. That's where some of the 9/11 "students" spent their last night. I can't believe that anyone who stays current with this War on Western Civilization could say such things.

Oh and...that "man behind the curtain" is a middle-aged white woman, Roman Catholic, taxpaying, gunowning, mother of a U.S. Marine and the grandmother of two American infidels who deserve to die because they are not Muslim.
21 posted on 08/08/2006 6:24:40 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: neodad
DITTO: These vermin should have had FBI tails the day they arrived or even before.
22 posted on 08/08/2006 6:26:49 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: PDR

Why TF are ANY muslims and I mean any - grandmothers, little kids etc. - ever being allowed entry into this country?

Rather than letting more in - I want them ALL out NOW!


23 posted on 08/08/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: All
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Really? Then why is your agency looking for them, and issuing a nationwide BOLO, Mr. Kolko?

Perhaps every group of illegal aliens is going to be hunted in this way, FRiends. This is potentially good news!

Sure it is...

24 posted on 08/08/2006 6:27:41 AM PDT by timpad (The Wizard Tim - Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade, Finder of Obscurata)
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To: ishabibble

I do believe that poster was using sarcasm ...


25 posted on 08/08/2006 6:30:11 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: PDR

OK, I don't know which is more worriesome. The article states that they are no-shows, then says not to worry, but puts out a look out for all police agencies, but doesn't release their names, and says they are probably just harmlessly sightseeing, and checking out our historical landmarks, but don't be worried, they are only 20 year old Egyptian males...

I'm feeling better already.


26 posted on 08/08/2006 6:30:32 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (God bless Israel and their men and women fighting against an evil, cowardly enemy.)
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To: PDR

I didn't know Montana U. had a flight school.


27 posted on 08/08/2006 6:33:49 AM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: PDR

Wasn't there an announcement last week on one of the terrorist videos that an Eygptian terrorist group was "activated(?)" and they were dispersing throughout the world?


28 posted on 08/08/2006 6:37:26 AM PDT by EBH (Islam: A government ruled by or subject to religious authority.)
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To: Gritty

Have you told anyone about this wonderful pizza parlor?


29 posted on 08/08/2006 6:39:27 AM PDT by dmartin (Who Dares Wins)
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To: Gritty
They're in 'business' only until they get... the signal.
30 posted on 08/08/2006 6:40:10 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: F15Eagle
Have we learned nothing from September 11th?

Of course not. Bush and Rummy are going to have to plan and orchestrate yet another 9/11. */end sarcasm/


31 posted on 08/08/2006 6:40:14 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: PDR
They picked the right city...

Bloomberg: No Fair Profiling Terrorists

32 posted on 08/08/2006 6:40:57 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PDR

What ever happened to those Pakistanis who jumped ship in Richmond, did they ever round them up?


33 posted on 08/08/2006 6:43:39 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: PDR

Hmmm... this coming right on the heels of Ayman al Zawahiri announcing Al Quaeda's new alliance with the Egyptian terror group Al-Jamaa Islamiya, and two weeks before Ahmajinijad has plans to light up the sky over Jerusalem.


34 posted on 08/08/2006 6:45:38 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: PDR
[FBI Special Agent Richard] Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Kolko, you are fired for gross stupidity. There is every reason to believe they are a threat until proven otherwise. Patently absurd statements like that made by Kolko completely undermine the ability of the gubermint to reassure the public when it is actually necessary to do so.

And while I'm ranting, what is this crap with every agent being "special?"

35 posted on 08/08/2006 6:46:13 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist [FL 2006 Governor race])
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To: Gritty
They make terrible pizza, use the kitchen sinks multiple times daily for ablution - but still somehow manage to stay in business (with few customers).

Can I tell you a story? A real true story? Because what you've written above gives me the freedom, at least in my mind, to utter what's been bothering me for a couple of months.

I live in Delaware, near the ocean and all the tourists that brings to the picture. One day I was driving down the vaunted Route 1 and noticed a new bakery alongside the road. Well I was excited because even after a few years here in my adopted new state (I am originally from Merryland, land of high property taxes and outrageous liberals), I still am learning locales of new businesses and such that households use to supply their lives. A new bakery, I thought, great!

So one day I stop at this bakery and go to hell you should have seen it. The entire place was dusty and looked as if still under construction. The "owner" was there, however, and he did have some baked goods for sale.

The owner was a Mideast guy as hey, we've all learned to figure this out a long time ago, right?

Anyway, since I was the only one in the "store" and though I just wanted to turn around and leave toot de sweet, I went ahead and bought a few "eclairs", awful things that I threw away just as soon as I got home.

I've often wondered what that "bakery" was all about. Because if ever a business was NOT a business, it was this bakery. The pitiful eclairs, the dirty store...I really figured something was up with this place but I sometimes do need to be fitted with a tin foil hat, I admit.

This was about a month and a half ago and that "bakery" has since went out of business. I don't know what it was all about but what with your pizza example, what's up with that?

36 posted on 08/08/2006 6:47:13 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/ Search the word "kaitlyn" on FreeRepublic for my Blog posts)
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To: MplsSteve

You are no longer allowed to call them "towelheads". What they wear more closly resembles a sheet than a towel. So, from now on please refer to them as "SHEETHEADS".


37 posted on 08/08/2006 6:47:20 AM PDT by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: ishabibble
That poster was mockingly quoting the article..."Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat."
38 posted on 08/08/2006 6:48:06 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (You can do that, and be a whack-job pedophile on meth.)
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To: Constitution Day
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat. Oh, of course not. ::eye roll::

When will they for ONCE level with the American people and tell us the TRUTH!?

This is endemic, in Republican and Democrat administrations ALIKE!!

39 posted on 08/08/2006 6:48:26 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Sam's Army; Rutles4Ever
OHMYGOSH!!! OHMYGOSH!!! OHMYGOSH!!! OHMYGOSH!!! OHMYGOSH!!!

I sure hope they're okay! All alone in the Big Apple and what not!

Guys, this is the scenario we've drilled for! Meet me in Times Square today at one!

JRBC, you bring the water.
Sam, you bring the comforting blankets.
Rutles, date wine, and plenty of it!
I've got the hallal camel jerkey covered.

We'll split up, fan out and find these no doubt terrified youngsters. This act of goodwill will no doubt win America everlasting love, thanks and admiration throughout the muslim world.

Wonderteam GO!!!

40 posted on 08/08/2006 6:48:54 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: markoman

Exactly what I thought when I read this!


41 posted on 08/08/2006 6:49:47 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: markoman

Hey, maybe they decided to get a real on the street education of history and language versus sitting in a classroom setting! Is the FBI sure this wasn't a computer class?!


42 posted on 08/08/2006 6:52:50 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: PDR

There's no excuse for this.Whoever issued these student visas should be fired yesterday.If the government is determined to continue handing out these visas to so called students from Middle Eastern Arab countries then they damn well should be held responsible for making sure these people at least get to the schools they're supposed to go to.Some of us in this country got a wake up call on 9\11.Apparently a lot of bureacrats in the government are still sleeping !!!


43 posted on 08/08/2006 6:53:15 AM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Constitution Day
"Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat"

WHO ARE these folks in charge of our security? DAMN! WHAT IDIOTS!

44 posted on 08/08/2006 6:53:33 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: F15Eagle
Are you calling me cranky? :)

I misjudged the "man behind the curtain" remark, you are probably right. I usually watch the early news until I am so outraged that I set the TiVo for Green Acres and Jeopardy.
The Muslims are really starting to be more open in their hatred of America and it is truly frightening to me to see them at demonstrations with their faces hidden by the Pali scarves, holding the American flag.

My saving grace is that I am more angry at the Muslims, the "Arab street" than I am frightened of them. The inescapable fact that so many Americans ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to see the danger is even more scary. When the politicians shut up and get out of the way, when the military is no longer hamstrung by the lying MSM, and when the evil Muslims do it again, then maybe we can all come together on the homefront and get them the hell out of our country. That would be the first big step, IMHO.
45 posted on 08/08/2006 6:55:09 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: avacado
"Move along folks... nothing to see here..."

That would be meaningful, were it not for fact that the FBI is saying something quite the opposite. Unless you think a BOLO announcement to the public is something they do a lot of....

46 posted on 08/08/2006 6:55:37 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: PDR
Kolko said there is no reason to believe the missing students, all men around 20 years old, represent a threat.

Does the government really think we are this stupid?

These students need their pictures posted in every post office in the USA as well as an alert in the news.

I'd say they ARE a threat, and We The People WILL find them.

47 posted on 08/08/2006 6:57:08 AM PDT by PattonFan (Not me, I don't believe in paying for the same real estate twice." George C. Scott , "Patton")
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To: HawaiianGecko

LOL - I had some kook on another site giving me "evidence" that the CIA did 9/11 and was using Wikipedia to "prove" it.

[rolls eyes]

They must have been a frequent visitor of Michael Rivero's CIA-Bigfoot-Geico Gecko-did-everything site.

(LOL - just saw your moniker - accidental pun!)


48 posted on 08/08/2006 6:57:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Obie Wan
There's no excuse for this.Whoever issued these student visas should be fired yesterday.If the government is determined to continue handing out these visas to so called students from Middle Eastern Arab countries then they damn well should be held responsible for making sure these people at least get to the schools they're supposed to go to.

Are you perhaps suggesting that we should have people following all foreign visitors to the US? Because that's the only way to get what you're asking for.

49 posted on 08/08/2006 6:57:40 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: PDR

OBTW, don't tell me the Feds don't have pictures of these so called STUDENTS...right?


50 posted on 08/08/2006 6:59:23 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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