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Egyptian Arrested with Aviation Materials

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Bro. Curtis, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>
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    Oct 25, 2001
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    Student Arrested After Pilot Uniform Found

    The Associated Press
    Friday, September 16, 2005; 3:22 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A university student from Egypt was ordered held without bond after prosecutors said they found a pilot's uniform, chart of Memphis International Airport and a DVD titled "How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act" in his apartment.

    The FBI is investigating whether Mahmoud Maawad, 29, had any connection to terrorists. He is awaiting trial on charges of wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number.

    Maawad, who is in the United States illegally, told the judge during a hearing Thursday that he is studying science and economics at the University of Memphis.

    "My school is everything. I stay in this country for seven years; I stay for the school," he said.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Parker said Thursday that the airport-related items were found during a Sept. 9 search.

    "The specific facts and circumstances are scary," Parker said.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Thomas Anderson ruled that Maawad be held without bond.

    "It is hard for the court to understand why he has a large concentration of those (aviation) items, and nothing else to indicate Mr. Maawad plans to stay in the community," Anderson said.

    Maawad had ordered $3,000 in aviation materials, including DVDs titled "Ups and Downs of Takeoffs and Landings," "Airplane Talk," "Mental Math for Pilots" and "Mastering GPS Flying," FBI agent Thad Gulczynski testified.

    The company reported Maawad to authorities when he didn't pay for $2,500 of merchandise it had delivered, Gulczynski said.

    Gee, the Muslim name must be a real bummer of a coincidence.
  2. hillclimber

    hillclimber New Member

    Feb 10, 2005
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    Well at least they kept him. As I was reading the article I kept looking for the PC escape hatch.
  3. Brother Ian

    Brother Ian Active Member

    Jul 27, 2005
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    He's here illegally? Why don't we fine him and then deport him? I find it disturbing that we take care of illegal aliens and do not take a hard line. At least they didn't release him.
  4. freedom's cause

    freedom's cause New Member

    Aug 29, 2005
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    we should stop all immigration to the US from any terrorist born countries or any who have muslim fundamental backgrounds we should not allow new mosques to be built in America their desire is to takeover America to eventually destroy our way of life