Three Yale University students, including one who wrote a book on his experiences in Afghanistan and testified at the trial of a former CIA contractor, have been arrested on charges of setting fire to an American flag on the porch of a city home.
The three were arrested Tuesday after officers on patrol spotted the burning flag and tore it from the pole where it was mounted to the house, police said.
Thank G-d for the police.
Said Hyder Akbar, 23, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, 19, and Farhad Anklesaria, 19, were arrested on charges ranging from reckless endangerment to arson, police said. They were not charged with flag burning.
Akbar? Great wholesome American names there, folks.
Angelopoulos and Anklesaria, who are freshmen, are both foreign citizens, officials said. Anklesaria is British and Angelopoulos is Greek. Both men were ordered to turn over their passports after their arrests Tuesday. At their arraignment in Superior Court Tuesday, bond was kept at $25,000 for Angelopoulos and Akbar, but was reduced to $15,000 for Anklesaria.
Good. Give them the boot.
The three men were later released on bond, Deputy Assistant Public Defender Sanford Bruce said.
“All three of these gentlemen are clearly happy to be in the United States and happy to be attending Yale,” Bruce said.
He declined to discuss a possible motive for the alleged incident, but he challenged the arson charge.
Yeah right, jerk. They’re so “clearly happy” to be in the greatest country on the face of the earth that they burned its flag. What a tool. Arson? Try treason.