FBI surrounds house of Saudi student following sightings of him with pressure cooker pot, only to find he was cooking rice

Talal al Rouki, the Saudi student who was questioned by FBI agents in his home after neighbour saw him carrying a pressure cooker to a friend's houseDaily Mail – by MARTIN JAY IN BEIRUT

A Saudi student living in Michigan was questioned in his home by FBI agents after neighbours saw him carrying a pressure cooker and called the police.

Talal al Rouki had been cooking a traditional Saudi Arabian rice dish called kabsah and was carrying it to a friend’s house.  

According to reports in a Saudi newspaper on Friday, the FBI are increasingly vigilant about ‘pressure cooker’ home-made bombs after the Boston bombers used one to make an explosive.

The Saudi journal, Oukaz reported on the story of the Saudi student who had FBI agents come to his home, following a tip-off from neighbours that he was seen moving about with a pressure cooker bomb.

While armed agents surrounded his apartment block, other agents, asked a ‘nervous’ Mr al Rouki if they could come in to question him.

‘They asked me about my major, when I arrived in the US and what I do in my spare time’ he told the Saudi newspaper.

Officers said that two days earlier that a woman had seen him walking out of his apartment carrying the pressure cooker pot, which was described as ‘bullet coloured’.

A pressure cooker bomb, similar to the ones used by the Boston bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan TsarnaevA pressure cooker bomb, similar to the ones used by the Boston bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The young student showed them his pressure cooker and explained to them he used to make a rice dish.

An FBI agent said: ‘You need to be more careful moving around with such things, Sir’

Mr al Rouki has become a focus of attention now in the Saudi press.

According to reports in a Saudi newspaper, the FBI are increasingly vigilant about ‘pressure cooker’ home-made bombs and have a keen eye on Arabs who reside in the US.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323316/FBI-surrounds-house-Saudi-student-following-sightings-pressure-cooker-pot-cooking-rice.html#ixzz2TAW8tMpe
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.
2629

3 Responses to FBI surrounds house of Saudi student following sightings of him with pressure cooker pot, only to find he was cooking rice

  1. Cathleen says:

    Good grief! PC is going to be the death of this country. Been saying that for years now.

    . . .

  2. Joe says:

    National day of precautionary-principle-lockdown-baiting.

    A million schoolkids nibble their pop-tarts in the shape of “guns” and a million brown-skinned immigrants cook a few cups of rice in their pressure cookers and all walk to their rellies’ houses down the block. No violence whatsoever!

    All on the same day.

    The entire country would have to go into spasmodic security lockdown indefinitely while the alphabet-soup agencies work through each case one by one.

    Would they learn anything from this?

    Nope. Political expedience would simply make it a capital crime, enforced by the NDAA and drones, to use a pressure cooker or “pressure-cooker-like-device” for any purpose and a capital crime to nibble suggestive shapes in breakfast pastries.

    That is exactly what would happen.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    I’m SO glad to see the the F’n B Eyes are out there keeping this country safe from those AWFUL Muslim terrorists.

    I feel SO much safer, knowing this.

Leave a Reply