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  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from O’Hare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • After a Disruptive Airport Kiss, Facing the Consequences

    03/09/2010 12:56:45 PM PST · by La Lydia · 29 replies · 170+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 9, 2010
    Theirs was a whirlwind New York City Christmas, but while true love is timeless, vacations are not. Sadly, it came time for one of the lovebirds to fly home to California, and the other, Haisong Jiang — love-struck as if Cupid hit him not with an arrow, but with a two-by-four to the head — saw his beloved to the security line at Newark Liberty International Airport. One thing led to another, and they kissed, and whatever else that kiss sealed, it certainly included his fate: to ladle out meals at some soup kitchen to work off 100 hours of...
  • Saudi Prince Paid for Obama's Harvard Law Education: HRH Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud

    02/06/2010 1:39:41 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 260 replies · 8,219+ views
    Compilation | Feb. 6, 2010
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest foreign investors in the United States. Prince Alwaleed's nickname is "The Warren Buffett of the Gulf" and he is one of the world's richest people. The Prince is a private entrepreneur and an international investor. The Prince was born to Prince Talal, son of the founding King of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and Princess Mona Al-Solh, Daughter of Lebanon's first Prime Minister. The Prince is the nephew of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah. The Carlyle Group counts Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud of...
  • U.S. Citizen Taliban Supporter Sentenced to Prison

    08/07/2009 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 587+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 7, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    HOUSTON—Kobie Diallo Willaims, 36, convicted of conspiring to unlawfully possess firearms by an alien and supporting the Taliban, has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Tim Johnson, FBI Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's National Security Division, announced today. At a hearing today before U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr., Williams, a U.S. citizen and resident of Houston, was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment without parole and fined $5,000. Williams pleaded guilty in November 2006 to conspiring with several foreign nationals, some of whom had entered...
  • US admits it needs H-1B visas to avoid 'disadvantage'

    04/04/2009 5:40:30 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 104 replies · 1,939+ views
    PTI ^ | 4 April, 2009 | PTI
    WASHINGTON: In the first-ever indication of its stand on H-1B visas popular among Indian professionals, the Obama administration has informed a court that the US needs this scheme to avoid "competitive disadvantage" the American companies could face otherwise. A submission in this regard was recently filed by Michael F Hertz, acting assistant attorney general, in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of three US bodies, nine individuals and two students challenging government's decision to extend from one year to 29 months the duration of foreign nationals with engineering, science and other technical degrees who can work in the...
  • Judge Nixes Megahed Bail Bid {Goose Creek}

    10/30/2007 7:11:02 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 13 replies · 39+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | October 26, 2007 | ELAINE SILVESTRINI
    TAMPA - A University of South Florida student charged with transporting explosives will not be released on bail, a federal judge ruled Thursday. In ruling that Youssef Megahed poses a flight risk and a danger to the community, Judge Steven D. Merryday overturned a ruling by federal magistrate, who said the defendant could be released on $200,000 bail under strict conditions. Merryday wrote ... that no conditions would stop Megahed if he "wants to blow something up or cause a disturbance. ... I am unwilling at the prospective cost of property damage, injury or death to assume he will not...
  • Saudi Students Pour Into U.S. Colleges

    09/09/2006 8:45:52 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 88 replies · 1,570+ views
    cbs ^ | 9-9-6
    Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah. The program will quintuple the number of Saudi students and scholars here by the academic year's end. And big, public universities from Florida to the Kansas plains are in a fierce competition for their tuition dollars. The kingdom's royal family — which is paying full scholarships for most of the 15,000 students — says the program will help stem unrest at home by schooling the country's brightest in the...
  • Schools compete for thousands of Saudi students

    08/20/2006 5:09:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies · 1,787+ views
    Associated Press AP ^ | August 20 | GARANCE BURKE
    MANHATTAN, Kan. - On a recent afternoon at Kansas State University, a familiar set of late-summer rituals were under way. Piccolo and tuba players practiced their formations in clusters on the lawn, and fraternity hopefuls started Rush Week. This semester, the central Kansas agricultural powerhouse was also preparing for its first-ever celebration of Ramadan to welcome the newest members of its student body: 150 students from Saudi Arabia. This school year, college towns from Florida to Oregon will host an estimated 15,000 new Saudi students, nearly all of whom have full scholarships paid for by the Kingdom's royal family. They're...
  • Saudis Arrested On Florida School Bus After Giving Conflicting Reasons On Why They Hopped Aboard

    05/22/2006 7:18:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 141 replies · 3,601+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2006
    Athorities say two Saudi men who boarded a school bus full of children and gave conflicting reasons why they were there were arrested and held without bail. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and were jailed after a judge said Saturday she wanted more background information on them. A hearing was scheduled Tuesday. The two men arrived in the country six months ago on student visas and are enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida. Investigators said they boarded the school bus Friday, sat down and began...
  • Taliban Man at Yale...The story thus far.

    03/24/2006 2:50:27 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,287+ views
    Dow Jones & Company ^ | March 23, 2006 | JOHN FUND
    Something is very wrong at our elite universities. Last month Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard; today Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will speak by video to a conference at Columbia University that his regime is cosponsoring. (Columbia won't answer questions about how much funding it got from Libya or what implied strings were attached.) Then there's Yale, which for three weeks has refused to make any comment or defense beyond a vague 144-word statement about its decision to admit Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi--a former ambassador-at-large of the murderous Afghan Taliban--as a special student. The three backers of the foundation that,...
  • Over 10,000 Saudi Students US Bound

    10/23/2005 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 86 replies · 4,651+ views
    Asharq Alawsat (UK arabic newspaper) ^ | 23 October 2005 | Omar El Okeily & Najah al Osaymi
    Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- More than 10,000 Saudi students will travel to the US to attend university as part of a government-sponsored program following the adoption of new measures by the Ministry of Higher Education aimed at facilitating travel procedures for Saudis. In total, 21,000 Saudis are expected to take part in the program in the next four years. Prospective students can submit their applications to the Ministry of Higher Education through a Ministry special office or its website for nine different specializations and will be able to benefit from assistance with their visa applications at the US embassy and its...
  • CA: Alleged 'FedEx bandit' pleads innocent (stayed after student visa expired)

    09/28/2005 6:34:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 361+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A man suspected of being the "FedEx Bandit," so dubbed because he allegedly used an envelope from the delivery company to stash money during numerous holdups, pleaded innocent Wednesday to 32 counts of bank robbery. Farzad Farhbaksh, a 40-year-old Iranian national who also has used the names Farzad Naroii and Ernest Lozano, was ordered held on $5 million bail. Deputy District Attorney George Bennett asked for bail to be set at $1 million, but Judge David Szumowski said that amount was too low and announced the higher figure. In addition to the 32 holdups in San Diego...
  • FBI: al-Qaida operative posed as student while living in N.J.

    10/14/2004 4:02:53 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 41 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/14/2004, 12:59 a.m. ET
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A senior al-Qaida operative lived in New Jersey and posed as a student while conducting surveillance of financial institutions as possible targets for a terror attack, according to a published report. The operative, identified by U.S. officials in Washington as Dhiren Barot, 32, entered the United States on a student visa, The Record of Bergen County reported in Thursday's editions.
  • Duke tracking foreign students with new database

    08/01/2002 6:33:37 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 34 replies · 349+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | August 1, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Duke tracking foreign students with new database The Associated Press August 1, 2002   1:32 am DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University was one of the first schools to use a new database that electronically tracks foreign students studying in the United States.The electronic database, called the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System, was created to replace the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's lengthy, paper-filled process that precedes a student's enrollment into a college.The database was also designed to enable the immigration service to keep better tabs on foreign students, said Catheryn Cotten, director of the International Office at Duke.Staff...
  • New government directive tracks students

    06/11/2002 6:20:07 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 6 replies · 191+ views
    Iowa State Daily, U-WIRE via COMTEX ^ | June 11, 2002 | Cyan James & Megan Hinds
    AMES, Iowa, Jun 11, 2002 (Iowa State Daily, U-WIRE via COMTEX) -- More than 2,300 Iowa State University students may face new challenges in the upcoming school year. Under a new homeland security directive issued by President Bush, international students studying in the United States will be monitored more closely than before, and may be limited in the majors they are allowed to study. According to a White House news release, "The Government shall implement measures to end the abuse of student visas and prohibit certain international students from receiving education and training in sensitive areas, including areas of study...
  • Planned INS student probes blocked (Universities lobbied fiercely against in-depth checks)

    03/16/2002 1:46:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 34 replies · 277+ views
    WP ^ | March 16, 2002 | James V. Grimaldi
    Two years ago, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was moving forward on an ambitious plan to beef up its checks of foreign nationals seeking permission to study in the United States, an effort designed to thwart terrorists from manipulating the loosely controlled student visa system. Then, the program ran into a roadblock: a fierce lobbying campaign by colleges and universities that considered foreign students a major revenue source. The schools complained that it was a privacy violation to conduct in-depth checks of applicants whose backgrounds raised red flags of possible terrorist involvement. They objected to scrutinizing students’ bank accounts, parentage,...