I Told You So Department: Immigrant Entrepreneur Shoots Up Airport


On
the Fourth of July, limo driver Hesham Mohamed Ali
Hadayet took two guns and a knife to the
LA Airport
, and attempted to shoot up the El Al
ticket counter, at which point an El Al security man
shot him dead. The FBI can`t

figure out
whether he was a terrorist or not.
They`ve suffered from

denial
for some time.

With

unusual
candor for the

mainstream press
, however, the shooter has
been

identified
as an immigrant, even in the

headlines
. He was a deportable immigrant in the 90`s
and he was

scheduled for deportation,
but his wife won the
Green Card Lottery, and he was allowed to stay.

Time for a VDARE.COM

“I told you so”
:
The

Wall Street Journal
has repeatedly

argued
that terrorist mass murders shouldn`t cause
America to kick out the millions of illegals who “bus
tables” et cetera, thereby contributing

cheap labor
to the economy.

Are
they going to change their tune now that a typical
immigrant entrepreneur turns out to be a terrorist, not
because of an international plot, but because he was
part of a community for whom

terror is a tradition
, a

community
 now

established
in the United States.

The
question for the

Wall Street Journal
is: How many

entrepreneurs
and

busboys
have to commit murder before they start to
notice a pattern? Sam Francis said

during
the anthrax scare that Arab immigrants were


“the real problem, not
the chaps in Afghanistan, and that they are capable of
acting on their own without direct contact with the
chiefs of the network.”

Mr.
Hadayet seems to have proved him right. If

James Taranto
or

Tamar Jacoby
want to issue a full and frank apology,
they can write to the editors at

witan@vdare.com
.

July 10, 2002