Kansas: Iraqi grad school student falsified visa application, faked letters from Army generals

Well vetted! Source: Grad student in KU’s journalism program accused of falsifying visa application, faces felony charges | Lights & Sirens / LJWorld.com

In the batch of felony charges filed against a former University of Kansas graduate student in the journalism school, one especially stands out: He’s accused of lying.


Goran Sabah Ghafour – visa fraud

Goran Sabah Ghafour, 34, faces two felony counts of aggravated identity theft and one felony count of visa fraud, according to a news release from Tom Beall, acting U.S. attorney in the District of Kansas.

As a part of an immigrant visa application for former Iraqi nationals, Ghafour falsely claimed that he worked as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq, the release said. Alongside those claims he submitted two letters — later determined to be fake — from a pair of Army brigadier generals.

The two generals neither wrote nor signed the letters, the release said.

Ghafour’s falsified application was submitted while he was working as a teaching assistant in KU’s journalism school, the release said.

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, a spokeswoman for KU, said Ghafour graduated this May and is no longer a student at the university.

If found guilty of the three charges, Ghafour could face up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the release said.

Ghafour is next scheduled to appear in court for a status conference regarding the charges on Aug. 16.

Why not deportation? No word on his current whereabouts, but his webpage he Can start working in August 2016.

Some choice quotes from Ghafour in this glowing article:

The moment Goran Sabah Ghafour stepped off the plane in America, ideas were already filling his head. He immediately began to observe, interact and question people with the intent to write a book to try to break stereotypes between Middle Eastern and American people.

Ghafour, a graduate student from Kurdistan, Iraq, came to America to study international standards of media with plans of returning to Kurdistan after graduation to teach others what he learned.

The Kurdistan region really needs faculty, especially in the field of media,” Ghafour said. “Media in that part of Iraq is really kind of unprofessional.”

We wonder if lying about being a U.S. Army interpreter and faking letters and signatures from Army generals is really kind of…professional.

Like the Muslim who started a tv station in Buffalo, New York to dispel notions of Muslims being violent only to behead his wife in the very studio, it seems Ghafour has failed on both accounts listed above: breaking stereotypes and being professional.

He’ll fit in well at CNN, AP, Slate, Mother Jones, Reuters, BBC and a slew of other untrustworthy propaganda outlets who will undoubtedly give him a well-paying job.

6 thoughts on “Kansas: Iraqi grad school student falsified visa application, faked letters from Army generals

  1. Whatever is a “Former Iraqi National”? No one knows, but it entitles them to free College & expensive life style. Plus, endorsements by Two Former Dem Generals in the BO Military. However, the Pair of
    Generals are denying, of course, the endorsements.KU
    accepted this bogus Iraqi.& has graduated . All Muslims lie, Ghafour & Obama both lied for Visas.

  2. I think if he is convicted of a felony, deportation is on the table. He would have to plead his case why he should be permitted to stay. Also not his age 0- 34 years. That’s kinda old. Which iraqui tribe holds his loyalty?

  3. @No Sharia Here. This comment is in response to your post on Feb 8, 2011, to the CS link, “Buffalo: Jury convicts Muslim tv exec who beheaded wife”. Touché! Yes! I’m am definitely a BIRTHER TOO! Thanks for your incite!!!! Thanks also to ‘True Patriot’, ‘jeanne’ and ‘123321123321’! It’s now 2016–O-sicko finally has to go, but not until he strangles the last possible amount of American blood that he can from us! Our only hope to save this country (AND POSSIBLY THE WHOLE WORLD) is to elect Donald Trump–a guy who really gets it and who truly loves the people of the USA! God bless Donald Trump!!!!

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