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3 Foreign Yalies Arrested For Arson – US Flag

From a nostalgic Associated Press:

Author, scholar, media hero, Said Hyder Akbar.

3 Yale students arrested on charges of burning American flag hanging outside a home

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Three Yale University students have been arrested on charges of setting fire to an American flag hanging from the porch of a Chapel Street home.

The three were arrested early Tuesday after police on patrol spotted the burning flag and tore it from pole where it was mounted to the house, police said.

Said Hyder Akbar, 23, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, 19, and Farhad Anklesaria, also 19, were arrested on charges ranging from reckless endangerment to arson.

Angelopoulos and Anklesaria, who are two freshmen are both foreign citizens. Anklesaria is British and Angelopoulos is Greek.

Akbar, a senior, was born in Pakistan, according to police, but is a U.S. citizen. Both Anklesaria and Angelopoulos had to turn over their passports.

Akbar worked as an informal translator for U.S. forces during the invasion of Afghanistan and later published a memoir, “Come Back to Afghanistan,” based on his experiences there, the Yale Daily News reported Wednesday.

At their arraignment in Superior Court a few hours after their arrests Tuesday, bond was kept at $25,000 for Angelopoulos and Akbar, but was reduced to $15,000 for Anklesaria. They remained jailed Tuesday night…

The shocking thing is that anyone was arrested.

Of course it had nothing to do with them setting fire to an American flag. Just that they set fire to someone’s property.

You can read more of Mr. Akbar’s highly refined hatred of the US and love of terrorists here, courtesy of a fawning Slate magazine.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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