Eli Lake in the New York Sun writes of a curious omission in the Fulbright application process: screening for terrorists. While certainly not the first concern on anyone's mind when an American submits an application to study celebratory costume in outer Mongolia, it's worth looking into when a few flags come up. Below is just such a "flag":
With around 19,000 students attending the university, it would surprise me to think that anyone involved with the school has a "terrorist link." I'm a generally hawkish person, but I attended a school with 12,000 and it was pretty hard to know what was going on even then. If these guys are linked to terrorism by Israeli intelligence, I think the university affiliation is a red herring.
Whatever the case, it is surprising to hear that these folks aren't vetted in such a way prior to participating in the Fulbright program. But given the so-far hamfisted approach being suggested, maybe it's better if we don't.
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