Muslim Engineer at U.S. Defense Contractor Gives Details on U.S. jets to Iran – Gets 8 Years
Another patriotic Muslim migrant:
Muslim engineer at U.S. defense contractor gets 8 years for giving details on U.S. jets to Iran,” By Robert Spencer, October 24, 2015
“He not only minimizes his criminal conduct but genuinely fails to understand the significance of his actions, and that is especially troubling,” said U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant. How does she know he doesn’t understand the significance of his actions? Meanwhile, we can be sure that U.S. defense contractor Pratt & Whitney didn’t think twice about hiring a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and never thought of questioning him about his loyalties. That would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Man who sent details on U.S. jets to Iran sentenced to eight years,” by Richard Weizel, Reuters, October 23, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
A dual U.S.-Iranian citizen apologized on Friday for exporting sensitive information about U.S. military jets to his native Iran, saying he was simply applying for a job, before a judge sentenced him to eight years and one month in prison.
Mozaffar Khazaee, who had worked as an engineer at U.S. defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, was arrested in January 2014 as he tried to leave the country with sensitive material about the engines for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft in his luggage.
Khazaee had also exchanged e-mails containing information about the programs with Iranian contacts, according to court papers. He said the e-mails were part of a job application.
“I never sold anything to anybody,” Khazaee, 61, told the court, standing hunched over and reading from notes. “Had I known that making a Powerpoint presentation to an Iranian university in my attempt to get a job was breaking the law, I never would have taken the documents at all.”
U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant said she was unimpressed with his assertions about e-mails relating to his previous employer, a unit of diversified manufacturer United Technologies Corp.. The company had laid him off in 2013.
“He not only minimizes his criminal conduct but genuinely fails to understand the significance of his actions, and that is especially troubling,” Bryant said.
*Article by Pamela Geller