‘We don’t need Iranian students in this country’

“I do not want thousands of Iranian students in my country, and if we allow the Iranians, what about the Saudis, Syrians and Lebanese? … Those Islamic students will return to their respective countries with the same deadly, ingrained hatred for us they grew up with, only better educated and much more sophisticated…. Under no circumstances should Middle Eastern students be allowed into this country by the ‘thousands’. That would be pure suicide.”

Letter in Florida Sun-Sentinel, 14 March 2007