May 21, 2006, - 1:51 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
So, two Saudi men in their 20s walk onto a school bus by accident. Ri-i-i-i-ght. And they lie about where they are from. And it just so happens they are students at the University of Sami’s (Al-Arian) Followers. Oops, I mean, the University of South Florida. Coincidence? Accident? Sure.
Our favorite South Florida paper, The Tampa Trib, has two stories on Mana Saleh Almanajam and Shaker Mohsen (here and here).
Predictably, our friends at HAMAS-front group, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), explain it away:
Bedier [Ahmed Bedier, head of Tampa CAIR] called the court’s decision to revoke bail an overreaction and tied to the men being Arabic and Muslim.
“The only reason [this happened] is because of who they are, and that’s wrong,” he said.
And this one:
Ahmed Bedier, Tampa director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the men likely meant no harm and that because “they were from Saudi Arabia, that escalated the situation.”
He blamed the incident on cultural differences.
“They didn’t differentiate between a school bus and public transportation,” he said.
Uh-huh. And that’s why the two not only lied about their nationality, but repeatedly changed their stories about what they were doing on the bus. Well, actually, that is a cultural difference. Unlike Islam, Christianity and Judaism do not preach taqiyah and takfir (two different types of deception of Infidels and non-believers). And they don’t send people to scout out the possibility of attacks on school buses or airports. This is the SECOND apparent dry run by Muslims in America, this week. More about the first, here.
So were these men proteges of terrorist Al-Arian and his legion of Tampa area Islamist followers, who still populate USF?
Thanks to many readers for sending us the articles and TV reports (especially those by Tampa Bay 10′s Valerie Boey–here and here). Note the different tone in coverage from the pro-Islamist St. Petersburg Times (which helped and supported terrorist Sami Al-Arian) vs. The Tampa Tribune (an objective paper).
A nice round-up by Michelle Malkin on this.
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