Samir Nazhde Quotes in The Siege (1998)
Samir Nazhde Quotes:
Sharon Bridger: Samir! The Koran preaches...
Samir Nazhde: Do not lecture me on the Qur'an, woman! First you left me in Iraq... LIKE A PIECE OF SHIT... Then you took our leader... A HOLY MAN FOR PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD.
[the agents observe and capture Samir]
Agent Frank Haddad: His name's Samir Nazhde. Teaches Arab Studies at Brooklyn College. He sponsored Ail Waziri's student visa. And dig this - his brother blew up a movie theatre in Tel Aviv.
Elise Kraft: You might consider leaving him alone.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Why would I consider doing that?
Elise Kraft: Play him like a cop and haul him in now and get your arrest, or tag him and let him lead you to the really big fish.
Agent Frank Haddad: [curses in Arabic] You're fishing and he's getting visas for bombers.
Elise Kraft: You ever heard of catch and release?
Agent Frank Haddad: Yes, and he's on the next plane for Tunis.
[Samir is now leaving a cafe]
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Take him down.
Agent Frank Haddad: [keys his radio] Go.
[Three agents take Samir, and lead them to Hub's car]
Agent Frank Haddad: Samir Nazhde, my name is Frank Haddad, I'm a Federal Agent. We have reason to believe you are an accessory to the bombing of Bus 87.
Samir Nazhde: Are you crazy?
Agent Frank Haddad: You are an associate of Ali Waziri.
Samir Nazhde: Who? I know no one by that name.
Agent Frank Haddad: You got him a student visa.
Samir Nazhde: I sign these applications as a matter of course, hundreds of them. Everyone wants to come to the land of opportunity and Baywatch.
Agent Frank Haddad: You spent two years in Israeli jails during the Intifada.
Samir Nazhde: The only ones who didn't were women like you.
[Frank backhands Samir across the mouth]
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Frank...
Agent Frank Haddad: Sorry, personal matter.
Agent Frank Haddad: You're going downtown, my friend.
Samir Nazhde: You cannot hold me. I know my rights! I watch American television!
Agent Frank Haddad: Defrauding the INS is a federal offense.
[hands him off to the agents]
Agent Frank Haddad: Reservation for one, please.
Samir Nazhde: Belief is power!
Samir Nazhde: There will never be a final cell!
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Characters on The Siege (1998)
- General William Devereaux
- Agent Frank Haddad
- Elise Kraft
- Colonel Hardwick, Army Intelligence
- Sharon Bridger
- General William Deveroux
- FBI Agent Mike Johanssen
- Danny Sussman
- FBI Agent Floyd Rose
- Tariq Husseini, Auto Shop Owner
- Tina Osu
- Chief of Staff
- Army General
- FBI Director
- INS Official