Skip to comments.EGYPTIAN STUDENTSVANISH IN BIG APPLE
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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Oh, of course not.
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My theory....Did they come here for the Youth Camps?
Young Muslims Secret Camp-The Young Muslims are hiding the location of their August 2nd youth camp
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.
They think we're so stupid sometimes.
Is TALKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF YOUR MOUTH a mandatory class at the FBI academy?
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.
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.
I think it should read Eleven Egyptian "students."
There, fixed it.
Uh-huh! Just like prior to September 11, 2001, Mr. Atta and friends didn't represent a threat.
Yeah, guess you can't be a student if you don't show up for school.
Oh thank God. I thought they were muslim.
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.)
Why oh why do we even let potential jihadists into the country? Have we learned nothing from September 11th?
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).
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!
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...
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.
I didn't know Montana U. had a flight school.
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?
Have you told anyone about this wonderful pizza parlor?
|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/
What ever happened to those Pakistanis who jumped ship in Richmond, did they ever round them up?
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.
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?"
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?
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".
When will they for ONCE level with the American people and tell us the TRUTH!?
This is endemic, in Republican and Democrat administrations ALIKE!!
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.
Exactly what I thought when I read this!
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?!
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 !!!
WHO ARE these folks in charge of our security? DAMN! WHAT IDIOTS!
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....
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.
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.
OBTW, don't tell me the Feds don't have pictures of these so called STUDENTS...right?
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