Here is a story I would have missed if I hadn’t visited VDARE and Brenda Walker’s good posts.
We’ve written on several previous occasions (here) about a Muslim from Uzbekistan with a student visa (but not attending any school!), living in Alabama and plotting to assassinate Obama. As Walker points out, had Ulugbek Kodirov been a Tea Partier it would have been news on every network in America, but ho-hum just another Muslim immigrant.
Sentenced to 15 years, his defense says he was lonely and lured by the bad people on the internet, from Fox News:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Uzbek man who came to America pursuing an Ivy League medical degree but wound up working seven days a week at a mall kiosk in Alabama was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Friday for plotting to kill President Barack Obama.
U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon imposed the sentence on Ulugbek Kodirov, 22. He had faced up to 30 years in prison.
Written and oral court pleadings showed Kodirov, whose parents are professionals who worked for the government in his native Uzbekistan, was accepted to study medicine at Columbia University in New York but never enrolled because his English was too poor.
Read the whole story. Columbia says they never accepted him and if his parents were professionals in Uzbekistan, why did they let him just drift on down to Alabama for work at a mall.
Looks like attorneys are already building his case to seek asylum once he serves his time.
Authorities said Kodirov was in the country illegally because he obtained a student visa but never enrolled in school. He faces deportation after his release; Bell said he could be killed when he returns home for his actions.
Not the only radical Uzbek the US has admitted.
It is still a mystery how and why the US State Department airlifted hundreds of Uzbeks (supposed refugees) to the US against their will, but apparently for some as-yet-explained foreign policy purpose. Here is just one post on the subject.
By the way, the refugee resettlement program is often used to help out some other Nation with their illegal aliens or to curry favor with some government that has a problem with some ethnic group. When I sent testimony for the May 1 State Department meeting I recommended that Congress disallow the use of “refugees” to accomplish some other foreign policy objective (here, #7).