Skip to comments.Saudi Students in U.S. Up More Than 500% Since Sept. 11, 2001
Posted on 04/22/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT by IbJensen
(Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers Hani Hanhour (right) and Majed Moqed (left) at an ATM machine on Sept. 5, 2001.)
(CNSNews.com) - The number of Saudi Arabian students in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since Sept. 11, 2001--when Hani Hanjour, a Saudi national who came here on a student visa flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people.
According to the Institute of International Education--whose numbers on foreign students in the United States are used in official reports published by the U.S. Department of Education--there were 5,579 Saudi nationals enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2001-2002 school year. The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks took place near the beginning of that school year.
In the 2011-2012 school year, the most recent year for which data are available, there were 34,139 Saudi nationals enrolled in institutions of higher education in the United States.
The 34,139 Saudi Arabian students in the United States for the 2011-2012 school year was more than the total of 30,256 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the University of Connecticut this school year.
From the 2001-2002 school year to the 2011-2012 school year, the number of Saudi nationals enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education increased by 28,560.
That is an increase of more than 500 percent.
Hani Hanjour, the Saudi national who flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, came to the United States on a student visa, according to the 9/11 Commission Report.
Hani Hanjour, from Taif, Saudi Arabia, first came to the United States in 1991 to study at the Center for English as a Second Language at the University of Arizona, said the 9/11 Commission Report. He seems to have been a rigorously observant Muslim. According to his older brother, Hani Hanjour went to Afghanistan for the first time in the late 1980s, as a teenager, to participate in the jihad and, because the Soviets had already withdrawn, worked for a relief agency there.
In 1996, according to the report, Hanjour returned to the United States to pursue flight training, after being rejected by a Saudi flight school. He checked out flight schools in Florida, California, and Arizona; and he briefly started at a couple of them before returning to Saudi Arabia. In 1997, he returned to Florida and then, along with two friends, went back to Arizona and began his flight training there in earnest. After about three months, Hanjour was able to obtain his private pilots license. Several more months of training yielded him a commercial pilot certificate, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 1999.
He then went to Afghanistan and trained in an al Qaeda camp.
On June 20, (2000), Hanjour returned home to Saudi Arabia, said the report. He obtained a U.S. student visa on September 2 and told his family he was returning to his job in the UAE. Hanjour did go to the UAE, but to meet facilitator Ali Abdul Aziz Ali.
On December 8, Hanjour traveled to San Diego, said the report. His supposed destination was an English as a second language program in Oakland, California, which he had scheduled before leaving Saudi Arabia but never attended.
This nation is turning into one large garbage dump with undocumented evildoers wandering our streets, driving on our highways and whose activities result in fatalities.
Political correctness needs to be stood on its ear and kicked like a football into the Potomac. With idiots like the lesbian Janet Incompetano running the security system for the nation we haven't got a chance.
Lay everything where it belongs: at the doorstep of the White Hut and this phony, illegal president.
It STARTED under Jorge El Segundo and EXPLODED under Barack Hussein.
What “special relationship” is there between the saudis and the white house? Why do they get special treatment?
as our churches empty, their mosques fill, and bombs go off in Boston.
Those who still worship Bush won’t like this.
I predict this thread will be as active and popular as a public pay phone.
It’s probably so disgusting you wouldn’t want to know.
If we were pumping our own resource we would NEVER need the bloody arabs ever again. Money would dry up that feeds the terror networks and eventually they’d starve to death.
Those who call themselves leaders in this sinking nation would never allow that to happen.
Yep, can’t blame Obama without blaming W for setting up the program in the first place. On this issue, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two.
It began somewhat earlier than that, Zulu, but it did indeed flourish under the Bushes.
That’s why we need Jeb Bush to run in 2016.
After about three months, Hanjour was able to obtain his private pilots license. Several more months of training yielded him a commercial pilot certificate, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 1999.
I understand his private but a commercial that fast?
Its easier to convert a non-believer than somebody with a strong religious background and belief.
And as long as our churches continue to “convert” to preaching socialist pablum instead of teaching about the Bible, Christ, and salvation, this process will accelerate.
Au contraire, mon colonel.
(A little French lingo there to demonstrate my fondness for our froggie brethren.)
There is AT LEAST a quarter’s worth of difference between the two.
Probably started with Bush I
These Muslims are put on a fast track.
This really IS Bush’s fault.
You would think they would have enough money to build their own schools and fly over their own liberal wastoid teachers.....
Probably started with Bush I
I have no doubts that it did! Bush #1 was the biggest mistake Reagan ever made, and that was picking him as his Number 2.....
Then how would the government lock down and search entire cities in the U.S. while demanding more ammo, and equipment?
It’s like the guy that owns the glass shop, going out at 3 a.m. breaking windows.
Allowing in millions of people to enter the U.S. illegally and tens of thousands of Muslim, all while conducing war in in Muslim countries, is no mistake
Oh, they most certainly do. This is about jihad and making the world a global muslim state. It has nothing to do with “getting an education”
Modern society’s landfill.
I wonder how many of them are actually attending school where they are supposed to? Nobody checks.
The Saudi in this incident is supposed to by in school in Podunk Ohio and instead he is living in Boston..doing what?
I suppose that this program to bring Saudi’s here is to educate them in liberal democracy, but instead is just giving them a vacation from the rigid rules in Saudi and a chance to screw around and drink booze.
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