Three Yale students arrested for burning flag

Anti-Americanism — among college students? Where’s the siren at Drudge?

Two of them are foreign students, the third is an Afghan turned American citizen named Hyder Akbar who palled around with Yale’s “Boola Boola Mullah,” Rahmatullah Hashemi, before they Tali-banned his ass last summer.

Apparently, Akbar’s famous in Afghanistan. Just ask his sweatshirt.

Three Yale University students are charged with burning an American flag hanging from the porch of a Chapel Street home early Tuesday in the Wooster Square neighborhood.

When detained by police a few blocks away, they allegedly acknowledged it was a “dumb thing to do,” according to a police report on the incident.

Hyder Akbar Said, 23, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, 19, and Farhad Anklesaria, also 19, were arrested on a range of charges including two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree arson, breach of peace, and conspiracy to commit second-degree arson…

The three students admitted igniting the flag, according to the police report, which doesn’t indicate if they gave any reason.

Akbar was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that read in bold letters, “I am Famous in Afghanistan,” according to police.

They appeared at the arraignment in leg irons. Sweet.

Here’s a thumbsucker by Akbar that appeared in Slate in 2005 in which he marvels at his own Third-World dictatorial instincts. Exit question: What is with Yale and guys who are “famous in Afghanistan”?