Egyptians in the news... again
Ok. I just read this piece of news and I can't help but feel conflicted about it: On one hand, it could be just that they were staying and working illegally in the US. Lots of egyptians workers live in New York illegally, they would live together to cut down their costs and they would work under the table in menial jobs that pay cash (which usually gets sent to their family members with visiting egyptians, because they wouldn't use bank transfers cause they have no social security numbers) , which would explain the small denominted large amounts of cash they found in their apartment. However... There is something about this article, maybe it's related to the mention of their jobs in the end (civil and chemical engineers) or my own pre-conceived notions or just from all of the terrorist shit that some egyptians always seem to be involved in (WTC 1992 bombing, 9-11, Qatar bombing, Ayman Al Zawahary, all of the late explosions in egypt, etc..), that would urge the average reader-and shamefully myself as well-to jump to this conclusion:"Oh no. Not another terrorist cell!". What's messed up is that I can't blame the artcile for it: it states in the end that the police said that the men don't seem to have any links to terrorist groups. However, I don't know... Something about the way it is written, or maybe the fact that it was written at all ( the police catches illgeal workers in the states all the time, or rather should, so this is no news) , makes me - and maybe you if you read it too- uncomfortable. Read it and tell me : Do you see what I am talking about?