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Saturday, May 17, 2003
A brief rundown of some of the Al-Qaeda members arrested for terrorism the past year:

• 28 Latinos charged with working illegally at the airport in Austin, Texas, most of them using phony Social Security numbers.

• Eight Puerto Ricans charged with trespassing on Navy property on the island of Vieques, long a site of civil protests of ordnance testing.

• A Middle Eastern man indicted in Detroit for allegedly passing bad checks who has the same name as a Hezbollah leader.

• A Middle Eastern college student charged in Trenton, N.J., with paying a stand-in to take his college English-proficiency tests. He received a one-month jail sentence after pleading guilty.

Oh, I'm sorry, did I say Al-Qaeda? I must've meant "illegal Mexican immigrants." As a matter of fact, the GAO said that about 3/4, or 41 out of 56, of terrorism charges filed last year have nothing to do with terrorism.

Oh well, I'm sure they'll sort that out soon enough.