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Letter to the Editor: High potential for students who are terrorists

Saturday, August 17, 2002

To the editor:

Let's see, George Dordoni at Southeast Missouri State University is quoted as saying it is unfair to connect the ideas of foreign students with terrorism because only one of 19 of the Sept. 11 terrorists was here on a student visa. He is also quoted as saying there were 547,000 international students in the country at the time of the attacks. Using those figures, we have the potential of 28,789 terrorists masquerading as students. I suppose that is an acceptable risk to some academics.

ROBERT T. LUCAS

Cape Girardeau