Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yemeni cried 'Allah Akbar' as rammed cockpit door

Another occurrence of a lone jihadi making war on the US.  I'm afraid we'll be seeing more of this since the Osama takedown.  On a positive note, getting the jihadi out in the open allows them to be eliminated.  Unfortunately this ones only been charged with interfering with a flight crew, not attempted mass murder and terrorism.  But this is typical of PC prosecutors; afraid to say "Islamic terrorist".  (Emphesis mine, ed.)

Yemeni cried 'Allah Akbar' as rammed cockpit door

By Stephanie Rice (AFP) – 20 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO — A Yemeni man arrested on a San Francisco-bound plane repeatedly shouted "Allah Akbar" as he tried to break into the cockpit, a court heard Tuesday, as he made an initial appearance.

Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi appeared sullen as a federal judge told the California resident he was charged with interfering with a flight crew, a felony that can carry up to 20 years in prison.

With an Arabic interpreter by his side, the 28-year-old listened as prosecutor Elise Becker told Judge James Larson how he strode toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 shortly before landing Sunday evening.

Murisi, a slight man with a short beard, "repeatedly yelled 'Allah Akbar' while attempting to enter the cockpit," and struggled as several passengers and a flight attendant restrained him, she said.

An affidavit filed by a federal air marshal says the flight attendant first thought Murisi was confused as he approached the cockpit and the attendant twice tried to direct him to the restroom.

Murisi then made eye contact with the flight attendant, according to the affidavit, and rammed the cockpit door with his shoulder.

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