Sunday, February 17, 2008

The highs and lows of Muslim student Visas

How many Muslim student visas does the United States government indiscriminately pass out these days, less than seven years post-9/11? Well, according to these figures last year represented the first year since 2001 that 100,000 plus student visas were granted citizens from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan.

Rick Darby has a few thoughts on the subject that are very much worth your time. Here's a sampling:

How many are can't be known until they act so as to remove any doubt, but let's be charitable and say that no more than 5 percent might be people we need to worry about. That's a mere 5,494 out of 109,878 admitted. Last year.

Charitable indeed! But the point is well made. 5,500 potential covert jihadits legally granted access to our country under the auspices of furthering their educations at an American University ain't nothin' to sneeze at.