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FBI: agent was investigating vehicle when confronted by student (more info on UC Irvine incident)
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/20/07 | AP

Posted on 05/20/2007 6:25:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

An FBI agent confronted by a Muslim student at the University of California, Irvine, earlier this month was trying to get a closer look at a "suspicious" truck at the time, federal authorities said Sunday.

The agent had followed the truck to the campus from a separate location as part of an investigation that was unrelated to the school or student activities, bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

"The investigation the agents were engaged in had nothing to do with the UCI campus or student activities there," she said.

The FBI's response comes after a Muslim student said an agent bumped him with his car near the site of an anti-Israel protest on May 14.

Yasser Ahmed, 21, said he noticed he was being followed by a car with blackened windows as he drove a 24-foot moving van on campus to pick up an exhibit, sponsored by the Muslim Student Union, that protested Israel policies in Palestine.

After he got out of the truck and asked the driver to identify himself, he claimed the driver then revved the engine and began pushing Ahmed back with the front bumper before driving off.

The university's police department on Sunday referred inquiries to the school's public relations department. A message left Sunday with a university spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

The FBI said the incident occurrent on a dead-end street after a group of people surrounded the car of one agent.

"The agent blew his siren and used the cars PA system to warn" the group, the bureau said in a statement. "At that point, it was clear that this was a law enforcement vehicle. At least one person threw or placed a cinder block under the law enforcement vehicle."

Investigators had fist observed the truck away from the campus and decided to follow it because its sign was painted over and there were no visible license plates, Eimiller said. She did not elaborate about the investigation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: confronted; fbi; fbiagent; investigating; irvine; islam; muhammadsminions; student; ucirvine

1 posted on 05/20/2007 6:25:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

UC Irvine: soon to be a no-go zone in the WOT.


2 posted on 05/20/2007 6:28:46 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Arrest them and detain them for questioning.


3 posted on 05/20/2007 6:29:13 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: NormsRevenge
Hmm, cop trying to run down concerned citizens with his vehicle.

They were, of course, unarmed ~

The Moslem student(s) involved in this event wouldn't understand. They're usually from countries where the cops beat the heck out of you when you go to report a crime to them.

That's to check your sincerity!

No frivolous calls on the cops there.

4 posted on 05/20/2007 6:29:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge

Another hotbed of the religion of peace.Is anyone surprised?


5 posted on 05/20/2007 6:31:36 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Something on the California Orange County Edition of the Los Angeles Times Saturday .

Mentions a May 2006 comment by an FBI agent to a business group in Newport Beach that the agency was monitoring Muslims at UCI and USC.

6 posted on 05/20/2007 6:38:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1826963/posts?page=973#973


7 posted on 05/20/2007 6:43:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: NormsRevenge
Will need to have a valid signup with the Times....sorry....

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Tensions rise again at UC Irvine

By H.G. Reza
University police probe whether an FBI agent on surveillance assaulted a Muslim student with his car. >>

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8 posted on 05/20/2007 6:44:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They should have implanted a GPS trcking device into the student.


9 posted on 05/20/2007 6:44:34 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s OK, I’m sure he is one of those peace loving Islamic scumbags we keep hearing about......


10 posted on 05/20/2007 6:46:52 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Cindy

See my post above....there is some History laid out in the Times article...


11 posted on 05/20/2007 6:47:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The FBI's response comes after a Muslim student said an agent bumped him with his car near the site of an anti-Israel protest on May 14."

An anti-Israeli protest on American soil, and by moslims no less. Isn't America overdue to have one astoundingly large, coast-to-coast protest against islamofacism and islamic terrorism? Why not? It would help people to sort their feelings out about muslims, and could perhaps bring a deeper understanding to the moslems about how we percieve them. T'would be educational and fun for everyone. We are overdue for such a protest march against islamofacism, which is currently the greatest danger against mankind on earth; and the world needs to see how they slaughter poor Christians all over our world, how they debase and enslave their female population, how they hate Jews with a murderous vengeance. These are the kinds of evils in the world that need to be marched against. Why would something like this be so hard to pull togehter?

12 posted on 05/20/2007 6:47:44 PM PDT by CeasarsGhost
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To: muawiyah
Hmm, cop trying to run down concerned citizens with his vehicle

I must have missed in the article where it said they were citizens

They were, of course, unarmed ~

Unless you count throwing cinderblocks as being, of course, unarmed.

13 posted on 05/20/2007 6:49:26 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: CeasarsGhost

OH...I think the pot is slowly coming to a simmer...watch what happens if we get hit again......


14 posted on 05/20/2007 6:52:17 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: NormsRevenge

So why do we keep granting student visas to this bunch ?


15 posted on 05/20/2007 6:52:51 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: festus

There’s money in it for the universities.


16 posted on 05/20/2007 6:55:21 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad
Hmm ~ article said it was placed under the wheel.

Must have noticed that this FBI agent was from Eastern Kentucky eh. All their cars are on blocks .

17 posted on 05/20/2007 6:55:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest.


18 posted on 05/20/2007 6:55:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: muawiyah
Hmm ~ article said it was placed under the wheel.

Hmm - read the other links.

19 posted on 05/20/2007 6:56:59 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: festus

IIRC, we’ve also granted 10,000s of visas recently to... Saudi Arabians.


20 posted on 05/20/2007 7:00:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Anyone believe govt will enforce the rules? I don't. The requirements are bogus.)
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To: PghBaldy

Correction: 10,000. The Saudis want 20,000 http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/22007.html


21 posted on 05/20/2007 7:06:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Anyone believe govt will enforce the rules? I don't. The requirements are bogus.)
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To: johniegrad
So, whatcha' think? Maybe he should have gunned them down or something!

Bet he could get off 51 rounds faster than you can count.

22 posted on 05/20/2007 7:07:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge

Anyone and I mean ANYONE who gets in front of my car WILL be run over. I made this vow many years ago after reading reports of people being murdered for stopping when someone jumped in front of their vehicles.

This “student” would have more than a “bump” if he tried this stunt with me.


23 posted on 05/20/2007 8:18:20 PM PDT by packrat35 (Beware the Big Government Republicans!)
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To: CeasarsGhost

“Days of Decent People’s Rage” to protest the Islamofascist evil. Islam doesn’t mean “peace.” It means “submission.”


24 posted on 05/20/2007 8:36:22 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: NormsRevenge

UCI is a rat’s nest of fulminating, and rampant jihadism..


25 posted on 05/20/2007 9:09:39 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: packrat35

After seeing what happened to Reginald Denny during the beginning of the LA riots, I vowed never to allow anyone to pull me from my vehicle.


26 posted on 05/20/2007 9:12:50 PM PDT by Edison (I don't know what irks me more, whether they lied or the incompetence.)
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To: NormsRevenge

UC Irvine has a history of tension between Muslim and Jewish students. In 2003, a Holocaust memorial was vandalized, and the next year an anti-Zionism exhibit was burned down.

This year, the Hillel Foundation of Orange County launched an investigation of alleged anti-Semitic incidents on campus and blamed Muslim students for disrupting a Jan. 31 lecture by Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes.

The U.S. Office for Civil Rights also is investigating anti-Semitism at UC Irvine, the first probe of its kind at a college. Muslim students have said Jewish students consider any criticism of the Israeli government anti-Semitic.


27 posted on 05/20/2007 9:19:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

” Muslim students have said Jewish students consider any criticism of the Israeli government anti-Semitic.”

Of course the Muslims aren’t being anti-Semitic. There’s no more of a wish for the death of Jews behind Muslims heaping calumny on Israel than there is a presumption of Christianity’s God behind Intelligent Design.

That’s gold plated sarcasm for those of you in Rio Linda.


28 posted on 05/20/2007 9:54:51 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: NormsRevenge
At least we know the FBI is watching.
29 posted on 05/20/2007 10:00:35 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hard to believe that our nation allows that garbage in our country. Our government has sold us out.


30 posted on 05/20/2007 10:37:47 PM PDT by boycott
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