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Strange names in the Heartland
The CourierPress ^ | 5/28/11 | allison Borgelt

Posted on 05/28/2011 12:51:00 PM PDT by HMS Surprise

EVANSVILLE — An Evansville man and a Rockport, Ind., woman are facing federal charges for allegedly illegally buying and selling weapons.

An eight-count indictment announced Friday charges Farshad Ghiassi, 38, also known as Freddy Ghiassi, with illegally possessing firearms and Alicia Wiseman, 32, with five counts of providing false information in the acquisition of a firearm.

Wiseman allegedly worked with Ghiassi in February and March to make straw purchases at Evansville's Gander Mountain store and Clarksville, Ind.'s Bass Pro Shops, U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett said.

The indictment alleges that Ghiassi would pick out the firearms he wanted, and then Wiseman would fill out the paperwork to purchase them, Hogsett said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: federal; ghiassi
Middle-Eastern names stick out in this neck of the woods, but nothing mentioned in the article about it.
1 posted on 05/28/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT by HMS Surprise
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To: HMS Surprise
Actually Middle Eastern names DON'T stick out all that much around there.

Moussa is pretty common, as is M'touk (as in Tucker).

There are others, and then there are the Jewish names. Back in the mid 1800s a large number (about 100,000) of Austrian Jews immigrated to America and ended up in Southern Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Many of them had surnames in Ladino, the old Jewish language in Medieval Spain, and yet others had Hebraic names ~ not just adopted Germanic names.

A little spelling change here and there and you can't tell those names from Arabic or Syrian names.

Interesting this guy was doing business with a "Wiseman" ~ and that has several sources in that area, and there are a lot of them. However, the dude in Vallonia? Gotta' be one of my cousins several times over unless he's just another Kentuckian!

2 posted on 05/28/2011 1:01:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HMS Surprise

With a name like Wiseman, many people would assume that it’s Jewish, but Syrians and Lebanese often have names like that.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 1:03:08 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: muawiyah

OK, Let me be more specific... Guys named Farshad who go around acquiring deadly weapons in a surreptitious fashion are worrisome. Better?


4 posted on 05/28/2011 1:05:38 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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Could be not in an area were there are a remarkably large number of strange or bizarre names.

I'm pretty sure you imagine Southern Indiana is much like the South which is pretty much English or Scottish in origin, but it's not. Unpronounceable German names are common, as are French names, Hebrew names, etc. Arab names are NOT uncommon.

5 posted on 05/28/2011 1:14:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

“Could be not in an area were there are a remarkably large number of strange or bizarre names.
I’m pretty sure you imagine Southern Indiana is much like the South which is pretty much English or Scottish in origin, but it’s not. Unpronounceable German names are common, as are French names, Hebrew names, etc. Arab names are NOT uncommon.”

Whatever, Muawiyah.


6 posted on 05/28/2011 1:17:18 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: toothfairy86

Wiseman? That’s not uncommon or worrisome. Did the name Farshad Ghiassi not pop up on your radar?


7 posted on 05/28/2011 1:19:07 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

That’s just my pen name.


8 posted on 05/28/2011 1:19:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I’m sure Osama’s pen name was Quraniyah. I’m not accusing you of anything, but I find it strange that you can read the story, find Farshad Ghiassi in a sea of German and English surnames, and retort so unconvincingly about the commonality of the suspect’s nom de plume.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 1:23:59 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Here are some really strange names that should not be spoken over a pa system of a restaurant or an airport or other public venue.

Arheddis Varkenjaab and Aywellbe Fayed
Arhevbin Fayed and Bybeiev Rhibodie
Aynayda Pizaqvick and Malexa Kriest
Awul Dasfilshabeda and Nowaynayda Zheet
Makollig Jezvahted and Levdaroum DeBahzted
Steelaygot Maowenbach and Tuka Pizinizte


10 posted on 05/28/2011 1:29:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: HMS Surprise

Ask Mr. Obvious.


11 posted on 05/28/2011 1:43:31 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: HMS Surprise

The FreePolice want to make a public service message that original titles should be kept and commentary put in parentheses. I didn’t think a MSM publication would create a title like this.


12 posted on 05/28/2011 2:07:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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Besides, there are NO STRANGE NAMES in the American heartland. Everybody lives there.

Then there are the Serbian names ~ WOW!

13 posted on 05/28/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HMS Surprise

Fred Blassie???


14 posted on 05/28/2011 3:38:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 856 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No Mike Hunt?


15 posted on 05/28/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 856 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, they’d do something a bit more mundane, like “Two indicted on federal weapons charges.”


16 posted on 05/28/2011 3:42:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama said OBL is dead I didn't believe it. Al Qaeda says he's dead and now I do!)
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To: HMS Surprise

Wiseman? Oy!


17 posted on 05/28/2011 4:40:21 PM PDT by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: null and void

I forgot about ole Mike!


18 posted on 05/28/2011 6:17:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How about strange names in the hood?


19 posted on 05/28/2011 6:21:40 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun

The top 60 Ghetto Black Names.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCdmiZyyGjQ


20 posted on 05/28/2011 7:50:17 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Free Police: Take notice, I live in a free country, ergo I tend to stray from boundary to boundary. If there is an injured party here, please point him or her out to me. I will quickly make amends.


21 posted on 05/28/2011 9:12:10 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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