I am. Two Saudi men boarded a school bus in Tampa.
TAMPA – Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa.
Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said.
Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail on Friday evening. Bail for each was set at $250.
"Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school," said Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway.
"They said they wanted to go to Wharton to look around, and then they said they wanted to go there to have some fun, and then they said they wanted to enroll in the English classes there," Callaway said.
Despite the absolutely absurd reassurance from CAIR, this is not a "cultural difference". This is not a couple of innocent guys out for a little fun. The men told at least three completely different stories on why they had boarded the bus in the first place. They also tried to tell the police they were from Morocco before admitting they were Saudi.
We had all better be worried right now.
UPDATE: It seems that at least one person on the left thinks anyone who is concerned about this is overreacting. EL Frederick linked back from one such person. (Thanks very much, EL). Now, seriously, left or right, let me ask a couple of questions:
Have you ever heard of two grown men – from any country – getting on a school bus?
Have you ever heard of any men who got on a school bus lying about their country of origin?
Have you ever heard of any men who got on a school bus who gave three completely different explanations of why they got on the school bus in the first place?
Yeah. It must be baseless alarmism.