June 26, 2006, - 10:55 am
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s ironic that, this week, “Superman Returns” debuts in theaters. He’s the fictional “Man of Steel.”
Now meet the real-life Man of Mush, Republican Mark Ober, Florida State Attorney for Hillsborough County, Florida’s 13 Judicial Circuit. He’s the men overseeing “justice” for Mana Saleh Almanajam and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran. (Now, we understand why the pro-Sami Al-Arian, terror-apologist St. Petersburg Times endorsed him for the job.)
Remember Almanajam and Alsidran–the two Saudi men who, in May, boarded a Tampa school bus filled with children? They told a zillion different stories to police about why they were on the bus, except for the apparent one–a dry run to see how easy it would be to hijack and/or blow up a school bus filled with innocent American children. (More about them here, here, here, here, and here.)
They lied to police about their nationality (Saudi), and they are here on Saudi scholarships for Saudis in American colleges and universities. Of note, one of them has a driver’s license, but neither has a car, and they live within walking distance of their classes at the University of Sami’s [Al-Arian] Friends, er . . . South Florida.
Pursuant to my investigation this morning, Ober has decided to allow the two men to enter a “Misdemeanor Intervention Program” for first time offenders. That means, the charges against them for the school bus incident will be set aside. If they stay out of trouble for a few months the case against them will be dismissed.
While it’s typical to offer first-time misdemeanants (the mean were only charged with a misdemeanor by the spineless Ober), as the chief prosecutor for Hillsborough County Ober had the discretion to charge the men with more serious crimes (as did the pro-Islamist U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta), or at least prosecute them for the misdemeanor, instead of offering them a deal. He chose not to. It’s outrageous that he started out by treating the Saudi men’s obvious scheme as a simple misdemeanor. But, worse, now he’s taking the easy way out in the face of high-priced defense attorneys paid for by the Saudi Embassy, our “allies” in the War on Terror.
The men repeatedly lied to police, obstructed justice, endangered the welfare of children, trespassed on the bus, etc., etc., etc. But they are being charged with none of those crimes and definitely not prosecuted for them. Thanks to MARK OBER.
And that is why MARK OBER is the inaugural recipient of the DebbieSchlussel.com “Man of Mush” of the week award (we may not bestow it every single week). Call Mark Ober’s office to register your outrage: (813) 272-5400.
While it is not like the 2 Saudi men “beat” the charges–the first-time offenders’ program is typically given in simple misdemeanor cases in many States–the slimy cretins at CAIR–the Council on American-Islamic Domination . . . er, “Relations”–are acting as if they did.
Like clockwork, the slimy cretins at CAIR are gloating, big-time. No concern by CAIR that the men were likely doing a dry run for a terrorist attack on a school bus filled with children. Why else would a man be wearing a long trench coat on a hot South Florida day? And why else would two grown men board what was clearly a school bus filled with children far young then the men (in their 20s).
Here’s terror-apologist CAIR-Florida’s sleazy press release gushing over the release of these two men who obviously intended to do harm–or case out a situation for someone else to carry out that harm:
CAIR-FL: MUSLIMS WELCOME DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE SAUDI STUDENTS – TOP
College students arrested last month for riding a public school bus
(TAMPA, FL, 06/26/2006) – On Monday, June 26, the Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference in Tampa to welcome a decision by the State Attorney’s office not to prosecute two Saudi college students who made headlines nationwide last month when they were arrested for riding a Hillsborough County school bus.
WHAT: CAIR-FL News Conference on case of USF Saudi students
WHEN: Monday, June 26 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: CAIR Tampa office, 8056 N 56th Street, Tampa, FL
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last month, the Saudi students were charged with trespassing on school property when they mistakenly boarded a school bus. A day after the arrest, a judge revoked their $250 bail to give law enforcement officials additional time to insure the two men were not a threat. CAIR helped advocate for the rights and release of the students.
And people still wonder why the Islamic world hates us. Get a clue: They don’t respect us. And right now they’re having a really good laugh, thanks to Mark Ober.
We prosecute soldiers who kill violent Iraqis in the midst of a war, but look the other way when men on our own shores look for ways to attack us. Since 9/11, absurdities like this comprise the best comedy act the Muslim world has seen in years.
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