Monday, August 29, 2005

Suicide Bomber Blocked from U.S. by Customs

A Jordanian man who tried to land in the U.S. in 2003 was denied entry by alert U.S. Customs agents. In February, the man carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq that killed 125 people.

The suspected bomber, Ra'ed Mansour al-Banna, landed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on June 14, 2003, with a valid Jordanian passport and valid work visa. However, Customs agents suspected that his passport was fake, and after subjecting him to questioning and a secondary security screening process, they decided to bar him from entering the country.

I guess there really is something to the philosophy that it's better to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here.


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