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Published: Friday, May 17 2013 6:12 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Good work, FBI!

Now, let's back up a step. He "was in this country legally." Why, how and for what purpose and how long? We need to screen visitors and immigrants more closely. Yes, some may be turned back for very minor reasons, but the safety of our CITIZENS is a higher priority than being nice to foreigners, some of who actually wish to kill us.

And, of course, if this is what happens when some people come here legally, just think of the mischief that someone who sneaks into our country instead of coming legally could do. Thus, we really need to enforce our borders, to stop terrorists, if not to stop those who come for economic or family reasons.

Strong immigration laws are needed, along with strict enforcement.

sam543ttt
herriman, UT

Great they caught one guy and he trained 10-100 new guys. Sounds like we are right on top of the situation.

annewandering
oakley, idaho

Who was he teaching? Are they going to be arrested too?

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Salt Lake City, UT

What do you charge him with? Teaching?

Don't misunderstand me, I'd want anyone who works to aid terrorism behind bars for the sake of peace and protecting everyone else's freedom. I'm just wondering what the difference is legally between a guy teaching someone how to make a bomb and a guy teaching someone how to make a gun.

Someone on a shooting spree can kill 90 people with a gun. Someone with a bomb can. A nuke is clearly "mass destruction" but I don't know if the term adequately describes a pipe bomb. My concern is that with how screwed up we are now, some people may actual defend someone "teaching" down the road because of the terminology of our laws today. As I see it, the world is only going to get more twisted. Perhaps instead of saying "weapons of mass destruction" we defined them as "non-defensible weaponry". A gun can be used in self defense, a bomb is calculated to destroy.

Again, lock the guy up. My interest is in the law. I believe our laws are written like poorly written computer code. We often lack clarity, often causing problems.

sg
newhall, CA

Ahhh, yes, our immigration program and lack thereof is paying dividends. Imagine how many such are in hiding because of our dismal immigration (porous border)? I think we should be clamoring for a sealed border and all illegals rounded up and deported and denied everything. Every muslim in this country should be tracked down and put on a list. Let's begin in Detroit and Dearborn, and then remove every muslim who holds a high political office.

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