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    Default Yale Students Arrested for Burning a Flag

    Three Yale University students were arrested early Tuesday morning for burning an American flag on a pole attached to a house in New Haven, the Yale Daily News reported today.

    The three men, all of foreign origin, were charged with offenses ranging from reckless endangerment to arson and were held in jail Tuesday night after a judge refused to release them without bail.

    According to the newspaper, the New Haven police said the men — two freshmen and a senior — first attracted police attention at about 3 a.m. Tuesday when they asked two offcers for directions back to their residence. They were identified as Said Hyder Akbar, 23, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, 19, and Farhad Anklesaria, also 19.

    The two officers returned to the neighborhood shortly afterward and found the flag burning in front of a house. One officer pulled down the flag to keep the fire from spreading and the other tracked down the three men. The police said the men admitted to starting the blaze, the newspaper reported.

    Mr. Anklesaria was identified as a British subject and Mr. Angelopoulos as a citizen of Greece. Mr. Akbar was born in Pakistan and is a naturalized American citizen, the newspaper said.

    Mr. Akbar is the author of a published memoir, “Come Back to Afghanistan,” describing his experiences over three summers spent observing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and acting as an informal translator for American forces there.
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    I have to agree with Teddy Roosevelt. Otherwise, maybe they should wrap themselves in the flag before they burn it.

    Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

    "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
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    It would be one thing if it they had bought their own flag, then it's protected speech. This flag was in front of someone's house, now it's arson.

    They should be flown back to their countries, don't bother landing the plane.
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    They were identified as Said Hyder Akbar, 23
    This is too bad, because his father was a hero in the war against the Galactic Empire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    This is too bad, because his father was a hero in the war against the Galactic Empire.


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    I think it was A. Whitney Brown that stated:

    "Only a low-life asshole would burn the American flag, and everyone knows it. But there is no law against being a low-life asshole and I prefer to keep it that way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    This is too bad, because his father was a hero in the war against the Galactic Empire.


    You sir, are the best. That was classic!

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    Too cheap to buy their own flag and desecrate it? Losers. Funny these hypocritical fuckstains will burn the flag, but they'll make sure and use one of our great learning institution's for their education.
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    We're gonna get this kind of thing as long as we're bent on being the sugar daddies of the world.

    Open our borders. Let 'em all in. Give them amnesty from the law. Grants for free educations. Grants to start businesses, etc.. etc...
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