Egyptian Student Arrested Over Trump Facebook Post Will Be Deported US
An Egyptian flight school student who was arrested in Los Angles over a Facebook post in which he mused about killing Donald Trump agreed on Friday to leave the US of his own accord.
Emadeldin El-Sayed, 23, who had been a student at the Universal Air Academy in LA, and was facing possible deportation, appeared in an immigration court in the city on Friday shackled and wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit.
According to the Associated Press, immigration authorities agreed to let Sayed return to Egypt voluntarily instead of deporting him, as long as he departs the US by 5 July. Sayed has not been charged with a crime but had his visa revoked. The case has sparked an intense debate over free speech in the US, where the Republican frontrunner's anti-Muslim rhetoric has offended many followers of Islam.
Sayed's Facebook post on 3 February related to Trump's plan to ban foreign Muslims from entering the US. It has since been taken down, however the student's attorney, Hani Bushra, confirmed his client's message was to the effect that he “wouldn't mind serving a life sentence for killing this guy” and that he would be “doing the world a favor”.