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Friday, 04 March 2016 10:24

Egyptian student to be deported from US over Trump threat

Egyptian student to be deported from US over Trump threat
An Egyptian student in the US state of California is facing deportation after threatening on Facebook to kill US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

On February 12, Emadeldin Elsayed, aged 23, was apprehended by US federal agents at the Los Angeles-area flight school where he was attending after posting a death threat against Trump.

"I am willing to kill Donald Trump and serve a life sentence. The whole world would thank me for doing that," Elsayed wrote on his Facebook page, according to his attorney Hani Bushra.

Bushra said on Thursday his client had shown poor judgment in his Facebook posting and he by no means meant to harm Trump and regretted his actions.

Authorities did not file any criminal charges against Elsayed but an immigration judge earlier this week ordered his deportation on condition that the flight school had terminated his enrollment and as such his student visa was no longer valid.

"He is just a kid who did something stupid," attorney said. "This was more angry rhetoric similar to rhetoric that perhaps is even used by Mr Donald Trump himself when he says things like we are going to kill the family members of terrorists and their children and their wives,”

He added, "I don't think he really means that and I don't think my client meant what he said."

ME

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