What Doesn't Add Up
الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَهَاجَرُواْ وَجَاهَدُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنفُسِهِمْ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِندَ اللّهِ وَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ
Zorkot was apprehended in a public park wearing face paint and toting a loaded military style rifle of the Kalashnikov persuasion. Zorkot is apparently in the US going to medical school, to become a physician. There are some in the gun community who are not wanting to call a spade a spade here. I suppose they want a bit more than a blacked out face and dark clothes combined with a little weapon carrying in a public place before an arrest, lest their own rights be jeopardized.
I'll state it simply...... Legitimate physicians and medical students do not usually slink about the night in an outfit designed to hide their presence, carrying a loaded Kalashnikov rifle. I'm sorry, they don't. Not in their backyard, or in public parks. Maybe Bubba from the trailer park exhibits this behavior on the weekends when he isn't working on his mud hogging proficiency and porking his wife's sister, but you can usually spot him by the wad of tobacco in his buccal pouch. Oh...... Chances are he will have spent his entire life in
No, I will be frank. Men and women who are truly planning on becoming physicians do not exhibit this behavior. They just don't. It is unlikely there will ever be another person on a student visa attending flight school that will not be closely scrutinized. Medical school is another animal though. Medical schools are filled with foreign students, many from the Middle East. The administration is largely liberal and desirous of the money that a foreign student brings. The altruism of advancing medicine worldwide, and peace through international understanding and exchange is very seductive. Medical schools are fertile fields for the introduction of terrorists into the United States. Not all people enter medicine for altruistic reasons. For them the white coat and stethoscope is just window dressing for ulterior motives, be it money, power, self loathing or otherwise.
In the U.S. every person is innocent until proven guilty. That is true. There is also ample evidence in this case to create reasonable suspicion, regardless of it's circumstantial nature. While not convicting the accused prematurely in the media, we must also guard against the other extreme. Mohamed Atta's group succeeded not because they were devious, but because we were in denial. Let's not allow that again.