Sunday, August 13, 2006

2 more cell phone entreprenuers arrested in Marietta, OH: "Dearborn syndrome" blamed

Two more Muslim "students" have been arrested in Marietta, Ohio after buying 600 TracFones and reselling them to someone in Dearborn, Michigan. The two are being held under $200,000 bond. One of the pair, Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, 20, told a reporter in 2002,
He’s fighting for a cause like the United States is. But he’s killing innocent people, and that makes him appear to be a bad guy.
Ah, yes. Appearances can be deceiving, no?

Assistant Washington County Prosecutor Susan Vessels said,
Mr. Abulhassan made a statement to officers that he knew what they were doing was wrong and that he knew no one would ever use over 600 phones for legal purposes. (He also stated) he did not know for sure, but that he believed the phones and chips were being shipped overseas.
A lawyer for the pair said,
What concerns me is that if his name was Joe Smith and he went in to purchase three to six cell phones somewhere we wouldn’t be here. But because of his appearance and name we’re going to say, "Oh my gosh, he’s a terrorist."
Well, yeah.

Note: Originally posted as Marietta, GA. Thanks to Ric for pointing out the really stupid mistake.

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