November 17, 2006, - 10:13 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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A Palestinian Muslim goes to the University of Arkansas, gets U.S. Citizenship, and uses this to help Islamic Jihad.
This story should be national news. But it isn’t. Maybe that’s because it would get in the way of the Mainstream Media’s agenda of bringing more foreign students from the Muslim world here to “go to college” like the 11 then-missing Egyptian students from this past summer.
The media tells us that being exposed to Americans will make them hate us less. Really? Tell that to Sayyid Qutb (Bin Laden’s spiritual guru, who was a student here and hated us even more). And tell that to Arwah Jaber, the Islamic Jihad operative, whose disturbing story is below and only featured on Little Rock, Arkansas’ KHTV News:
A former University of Arkansas graduate student from the Middle East lost his U.S. citizenship Thursday and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.
Arwah Jaber was previously acquitted of an aiding-terrorism charge but convicted of lesser offenses, including obtaining his citizenship fraudulently. He also was sentenced to three years supervised probation upon completion of his prison term.
Jaber, who was born in the West Bank, was arrested at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 14, 2005, as he prepared to leave on a trip to the Middle East. Prosecutors said he planned to join Palestinian Islamic Jihad, labeled by U.S. authorities as a terrorist organization.
Jaber was acquitted June 20 of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. But, the jury convicted Jaber of five lesser charges: obtaining his naturalization unlawfully, making false statements on passport and immigration applications, and two counts of making false statements on credit card applications.
Time to restrict foreign student admissions MORE, not LESS. Ditto for citizenship applications from students who allegedly only came here to study and then go home.
**** UPDATE: Some readers asked why Jaber isn’t deported. The following excerpt from The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas (the only other media outlet to cover the story, unless you count a foreign paper, below) reveals more. It also reveals how Jaber stole and used someone’s social security number. After his jail term is over, if he gets to stay here for 3 years of supervised parole, our country is even more asleep than originally thought:
FAYETTEVILLE — A former University of Arkansas graduate student will spend 15 months in federal prison and have his citizenship revoked, a federal judge decided Thursday.
Arwah Jaber was sentenced to concurrent terms on five federal convictions.
Jaber was acquitted in July of plotting to help terrorists, but was convicted of several lesser charges, including obtaining his naturalization by fraud.
Specifically, federal prosecutors said Jaber lied on a naturalization form when he said he had no other names or aliases and that he had not committed any crimes for which he had not been convicted. He was also convicted of lying on a credit card application.
Jaber used a Social Security number belonging to a teenager to obtain credit cards and open a bank account, and did not note the crime on his naturalization form.
Jaber will also face three years’ supervised parole following his release, unless immigration authorities deport him following his prison time.
Only a foreign paper, the International Herald Tribune, ran an apologist AP story on Jaber. Listen to his excuse for lying about his real name:
Jaber said at his trial that he did not cite his Palestinian name, Orwah Houshia, in immigration papers – though he applied for credit cards using that name – because he had used Arwah Jaber on all his immigration papers up until then.
Oh, and Arwa Jaber is the English name for Orwah Houshia? Hardly.
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