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  • FBI Warns Law Enforcement to Look Out for 11 Missing Egyptian Exchange Students

    08/07/2006 11:20:44 PM PDT · by Wiggins · 93 replies · 3,359+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, August 07, 2006 | Fox News
    The FBI alerted state and local authorities Monday to be on the lookout for 11 Egyptian exchange students who arrived in the U.S. last month but never showed up for class.
  • 11 Egyptian Exchange Students Missing

    08/08/2006 5:00:48 AM PDT · by 84rules · 71 replies · 2,523+ views
    Independnet Record ^ | August 8, 2006 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — Eleven Egyptian students who arrived in the United States last month are being sought by authorities after failing to turn up for an exchange program at Montana State University. The Egyptian men were among a group of 17 students who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York from Cairo on July 29 with valid visas, according to U.S. authorities and university officials. The other six have arrived at the Bozeman, Mont., campus for a monthlong program on English language instruction and U.S. history and culture, university spokeswoman Cathy Conover said. When the 11 didn’t turn...
  • A Taliban Past, and a Cloudy Yale Future

    07/06/2006 3:30:43 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 622+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 6, 2006 | ALAN FINDER
    A student at Yale University who was once a roving ambassador for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has been denied admission to a degree-granting program at Yale, one of the student's financial supporters said yesterday. The student, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, apparently can continue to take courses at the university as an untraditional student in a non-degree program, as he did during the past academic year, said Tatiana Maxwell, the president of the International Education Foundation, which was created to raise money to send Mr. Hashemi to Yale. It was uncertain yesterday whether Mr. Hashemi, who is 27, will do so;...
  • Eastern European students flock to US seaside resort for summer jobs

    06/16/2006 10:34:16 AM PDT · by lizol · 55 replies · 2,489+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 06-15-2006
    Eastern European students flock to US seaside resort for summer jobs 06-15-2006, 15h04 OCEAN CITY, United States (AFP) The summer season has kicked off in this resort city on the US Atlantic coast and thousands of eastern European college students are flocking here to fill seasonal jobs snubbed by their American counterparts. Along a 16-kilometer (10-mile) concrete jungle of hotels, amusement parks, fast-food outlets, restaurants and mini-malls, one can hear snatches of Russian, Serbo-Croat, Bulgarian or Polish being spoken among clusters of students strolling on the streets. The town, located some 240 kilometers (150 miles) southeast of the US capital,...
  • 3 Afghan women aim to translate education into action back home

    05/20/2006 7:25:16 AM PDT · by got_moab? · 4 replies · 203+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | May 20, 2006 | ALEX KUFFNER
    BRISTOL -- The president of Roger Williams University stands at the center of the school's leafy campus and gestures toward the three young Afghan women chatting under a tree a few steps away. "One of them will lead their country some day," Roy Nirschel promises. Which one? the women are asked. Nadima Sahar's hand shoots up. "Who will be president? That's me," she says. "No, no," Mahbooba Babrakzai corrects her. "That's only if I lose." What about Arezo Kohistani? What does she think? "I think I will permit you to run," she tells her friends, feigning seriousness. After waiting a...
  • 'Yale Taliban' May Not Meet Standards (Surprise, surprise)

    04/24/2006 5:38:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,128+ views
    Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi created a firestorm of controversy when it was revealed in February that the former Taliban official was enrolled as a student at Yale University. Now it appears Hashemi’s days at Yale may be numbered. In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, John Fund writes: "The continued outrage over the news that an unrepentant former official of a criminal regime whose remnants are still killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan is part of the Ivy League is catching up with him. Yale is about to establish tougher standards for the program under which he is applying to become...
  • Ga. Tech Student Charged for Aiding Terrorism

    04/20/2006 7:18:20 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 7 replies · 498+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/20/2006 | associated press
    ATLANTA — A federal grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old Georgia Tech student for material support of terrorism, U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said on Thursday. Syed Haris Ahmed, a naturalized citizen from Atlanta, is being held by federal authorities at an undisclosed location, known only to his family, his attorney and the government. He waived his right to arraignment with the right to revoke the waiver at any time. "This is the first internatinal terrorism charge filed in Georgia," Nahmias said. "The charge against Mr. Ahmet is serious and involved national security, and it will be prosecuted with that...
  • FBI detains Tech student, won't say why (Pakistan Born Immigrant)

    04/19/2006 8:50:27 PM PDT · by Qaz_W · 24 replies · 1,010+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04/20/06 | Bill Torpy & Mike Morris
    A Georgia Tech student born in Pakistan has been in federal custody for nearly a month, apparently because authorities suspect a videotape he made of a building may have been related to terrorism, his family said. Syed Haris Ahmed, a 21-year-old mechanical engineering major who had become increasingly religious in his Islamic faith, was arrested by the FBI March 23 and has been held since, his family said. ……. Ahmed's family denied that he could be involved in anything related to terrorism. He came to the United States with his family in 1997, is an American citizen and lived with...
  • FBI probes SUV incident that injured 6 (Muslim Love Alert)

    03/04/2006 5:33:44 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies · 1,099+ views
    seattlepi ^ | 3/4/06 | Dalesio
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The FBI has joined the investigation of a recent college graduate who faces attempted murder charges for allegedly injuring bystanders after driving a sport utility vehicle through a popular campus gathering spot. No one was seriously hurt in the incident at the University of North Carolina on Friday. The FBI joined the case because 22-year-old Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a native of Iran, "allegedly made statements that he acted to avenge the American treatment of Muslims," said agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington. "The ongoing investigation will work to confirm this." Taheri-azar, who graduated in...
  • From Afghani envoy to Buddhist ascetic, adult Yalies keep a low profile. (A Taliban at Yale)

    03/03/2006 6:30:19 AM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies · 254+ views
    Special programs welcome grown-up students to Yale From Afghani envoy to Buddhist ascetic, adult Yalies keep a low profile. BY THERESE LIM At Yale, it is commonly understood that the student next to you could be a high school valedictorian, a chess champion, or a musical prodigy; few Elis, however, would suspect their classmate to be a former Taliban official. Yet one of this year’s freshmen, 27-year-old Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi ’09, served for years as an Afghani diplomat for the Taliban government. Today he studies Political Science in WLH next to kids fresh out of Exeter. COURTESY PBS.ORG Sayed Hashemi...
  • Former Taliban Foreign Envoy now a member of Yale freshman class

    02/27/2006 10:45:04 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 273+ views
    February 27, 2006: Former Taliban Foreign Envoy now a member of Yale freshman class The Yale Bulletin and Calendar for March 23, 2001, announced a debate between a young Afghan man, Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi and Yale law professor Harold Hongju Koh. According to the Bulletin: Hashemi has represented Afghanistan in several European conferences and countries over the last two years. He has spoken on such topics as his country's three-year drought, the continuing 22-year civil war in Afghanistan and U.N. sanctions against the region, emanating from human rights grievances, drug trafficking and the decision of the Taliban government to offer...
  • The Freshman (bin Laden protégé, former Taliban spokesman reflects on 1st year at Yale)

    02/27/2006 8:54:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 1,101+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | February 26, 2006 | CHIP BROWN
    Sometimes walking up College Street, when the bells were ringing in Harkness Tower and the light on the gabled dorms and leafy quads made the whole campus seem part of some Platonic dream, he could almost forget that there were people back home who would be happy to kill him. His formal introduction to the terrain of the Western mind came in July at the start of the summer term; most of the class of '09 would not arrive until the fall term. He was glad for the chance to get his bearings. The direction of Mecca he knew from...
  • Jihadi Turns Bulldog.The Taliban's former spokesman is now a Yale student.

    02/27/2006 6:07:10 AM PST · by finnman69 · 27 replies · 773+ views
    Opinion journal ^ | 2/27/06 | John Fund
    Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday's New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far. Something is very wrong at our elite universities. Last week Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard when it became clear he would lose a no-confidence vote held by politically correct faculty members furious at his efforts to allow ROTC on campus, his opposition...
  • Taliban's former spokesman is now a Yale student. Anyone see a problem with that? ~ John Fund

    02/27/2006 12:06:23 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 54 replies · 2,217+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | February 27, 2006 | John Fund
    The Taliban's former spokesman is now a Yale student. Anyone see a problem with that? Monday, February 27, 2006 12:01 a.m. Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday's New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far.
  • 'NYT' Sunday Preview: Former Taliban Spokesman Finds New Haven--at Yale

    02/26/2006 8:00:44 AM PST · by george76 · 94 replies · 2,610+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | February 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    The Taliban’s former spokesman, Rahmatullah Hashemi, is now an undergraduate at Yale University, The New York Times reveals in a lengthy cover story by Chip Brown in its Sunday magazine this weekend. The cover line reads, “He was the Taliban’s spin doctor. So what’s he doing at Yale?" In fact, the story shows, Hashemi was at Yale once before—in 2001, appearing at a forum representing the Taliban, a few months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A small clip of Hashemi appears in Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” film. “In some ways,” Hashemi, 27, says today, “I’m the luckiest person in the...
  • Arrest based on terrorist attack Memphis, TN home of Fed Ex

    02/21/2006 11:14:05 PM PST · by angelsonmyside · 20 replies · 813+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | February 22, 2006 | By Lawrence Buser
    Arrest based on terrorist attack By Lawrence Buser Contact February 22, 2006 A University of Memphis student arrested last September with a pilot's uniform and other flight-training materials in his apartment was preparing for a terrorist attack on the United States, new documents in the case allege. Mahmoud Maawad was charged with wire fraud and using a false Social Security number, but authorities now say he was visiting online chatrooms and Web sites supporting radical Sunni Muslim organizations and Al Queda leaders in Iraq. They said an examination of his computer also showed Maawad had searched the Internet for how...
  • Suspect Makes Deal In Dorm Killing

    02/10/2006 6:19:28 PM PST · by WatchingInAmazement · 14 replies · 784+ views
    KOIN6 News Portland, Or ^ | 2/10/2006 | KoinTV
    Sentence Is Life With Possible Parole PORTLAND -- The suspect in the 2001 slaying of a University of Portland student has pleaded no contest to aggravated murder, sexual abuse, rape and sodomy. AydinerKate Johnson's body was found in her dorm room on the north Portland campus. Police arrested Deniz Aydiner (pictured) in January 2004 after DNA evidence linked him to the death. The Turkish national was apprehended when he returned to the U.S. Johnson's family wanted to avoid a trial and the detailing of the murder, and the defense and prosecution spent two weeks negotiating a plea agreement. Aydiner will...
  • Attack on professor is linked to grade - UMass student [Nikhil Dhar] charged in knifing

    12/24/2005 8:54:31 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 77 replies · 3,880+ views
    Boston.com ^ | December 24, 2005 | Cristina Silva, Caroline Louise Cole, ohn R. Ellement et al.
    On Thursday, the last day of the semester, professor Mary Elizabeth Hooker cheerfully greeted her hematology class at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with homemade baked goods and coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, friends said. That evening she headed to her Cambridge home, unaware that a student, concerned about his failing grade, was following her with a knife in his car, police records state. Nikhil Dhar, 22, knocked on Hooker's door at 6:30 p.m., started shouting at her and dragged her to the ground, beating her and stabbing her numerous times before slashing her neck and ripping off her shirt,...
  • More Saudi Students in U.S.

    12/18/2005 12:26:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 235+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2005 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    Urgently trying to improve relations with the United States, the Saudi Arabian government has been promoting a scholarship program that has more than doubled the number of Saudi enrollments at American colleges and universities since last year. The program, aimed in part at reducing widespread hostility in the Saudi public toward the United States, has reversed a steady plunge in Saudi students here that started immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The Saudi government offered 5,000 students full four-year scholarships, complete with living allowances. About two-thirds of the 5,000 students enrolled in American schools this fall, the State...
  • Thousands of Scholarships Lift Saudi Enrollments in U.S.

    12/18/2005 2:57:09 AM PST · by infocats · 43 replies · 743+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2005 | JOEL BRINKLEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 - Urgently trying to improve relations with the United States, the Saudi Arabian government is promoting a scholarship program that has already more than doubled the number of new Saudi enrollments at American colleges and universities since last year. The program, aimed in part at reducing widespread hostility in the Saudi public toward the United States, has reversed a steady plunge in Saudi students here that started immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The Saudi government offered 5,000 students full four-year scholarships, complete with living allowances. About two-thirds of the 5,000 students enrolled in American...