Saturday, December 28, 2002

How Not to Prosecute the War on Terror 

Silent Running reports on several incidents of foreign students, particularly from the Middle East, being hassled by the authorities over minor things. CNN reports that students were held under $5000 bond for failing to take 12 credits of college courses as required under their visas.

As much as I think we're right to take extra precautions after 9/11, this isn't how you do it, fellas. In general, the INS is digging up the student visas on many countries from the general area. They have done this so poorly that they even have called in Armenian students. Armenia adopted Christianity as a state religion 1,700 years ago, before even Rome. (Full disclosure: my father's parents were Armenian.)