Posted by Curt on 9 August, 2006 at 2:08 pm. 3 comments already!


The FBI has picked up three of the eleven missing Egyptian men: (h/t A Blog For All)

Three of 11 missing Egyptian students has been picked up – one in Minneapolis, Minn., and two in Manville, N.J., NBC News' Pete Williams reported.

The FBI confirmed the discovery of the student found in Minneapolis earlier on Wednesday.

Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki, 21, was arrested "without incident" by FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said. The identities of the other two have not yet been confirmed.

El-Dessouki is being held on an administrative immigration violation because he did not turn up for his monthlong exchange program at Montana State University, Kolko said.

The missing students pose no terrorism threat, Kolko said. Minneapolis FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said the FBI remains "extremely interested" in interviewing the other Egyptian students.

It's curious that they were found in different states, it appears they have all split up.


This news report is stating that the Minnesota man was picked up at a residence :

Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed El-Dessouki, 21, was arrested without incident at a residence around 11 a.m., the FBI said. El-Dessouki is an Egyptian national who was arrested on an immigration violation.


The other two names have been released:

Today, the Manville ( New Jersey) Police Department took custody of Mohamed Ragab Mohamed Abd Alla, a 22 year-old Egyptian national, and Ebrahim Mabrouk Moustafa Abdou, a 22 year-old Egyptian national. The Manville Police Department contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and FBI agents who responded immediately.

ICE agents took custody of both individuals on administrative immigration violations as out-of-status students. Preliminary investigation by ICE and FBI agents has not identified any credible or imminent threat posed by Mr. Abdou or Mr. Abd Alla.


The photo's of the 11 missing Egyptians have been released (h/t Northeast Intelligence Network

Plus Michelle Malkin found this statement from Michael Chertoff, our Homeland Security Head:

Sensitivity toward Muslims is so raw that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff this week felt compelled to express disappointment that the FBI put out an alert for 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up at Montana State University. They entered the country on visas, then vanished. Chertoff said not to worry, just a bunch of kids cutting class. No threat here. 

As Michelle said, he is a friggin idiot.

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