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Passenger With a Yemeni Passport Charges Cockpit Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’

Posted on | May 10, 2011 | 9 Comments

An in-flight disturbance of unknown motive:

The passengers sat stunned as they watched a man walk quickly toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 as it was descending toward San Francisco. He was screaming and then began pounding on the cockpit door.
“I kept saying to myself: ‘What’s he doing? Does he have a bomb? Is he armed?'” passenger Angelina Marty said.
Within moments Sunday, a flight attendant tackled Rageh Almurisi. Authorities do not yet have a motive. . . .
Federal agents are investigating Almurisi’s background. He was carrying a Yemeni passport and a California identification card, authorities said. . . .
Marty, 35, recalled that she and other passengers on the plane were stunned when they saw Almurisi walking down the aisle. She said a woman in a row across from her who speaks Arabic translated that Almurisi said “God is Great!” in Arabic.
Andrew Wai, another passenger, told KGO-TV on Monday that the wife of one of the men who took Almurisi down later said Almurisi was yelling “Allahu Akbar.”

Just another unhinged radical Lutheran, I’m sure . . .

Doug at Daley Gator suspects the Methodists, but this has all the hallmarks of the dreaded Lutheran Menace.

(Via Memeorandum.)

UPDATE: “Nothing to see here, move along.”


9 Responses to “Passenger With a Yemeni Passport Charges Cockpit Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’”

  1. Stephanie
    May 10th, 2011 @ 10:15 am

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