Monday, September 19, 2005

The Chronicle: Daily news: 09/19/2005 -- 08

The Chronicle: Daily news: 09/19/2005 -- 08: "U. of Memphis Student Is Arrested as FBI Investigates Possible Terrorism Ties


A freshman at the University of Memphis was detained last week after federal agents found a pilot's uniform, a map of Memphis International Airport, and pilot-training materials in his off-campus apartment.

The student, Mahmoud Maawad, a native of Egypt who is in the United States illegally, was ordered by a federal magistrate to be held without bond on charges of wire fraud and the fraudulent use of a Social Security number."

Even if he is here for education, he is here illegally. And why would he need a pilot's uniform?

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