June 19, 2007, - 3:58 pm

Religion of Laser Pointers Blinding Pilots

By Debbie Schlussel
Early last year, I told you about a series of incidents–TWENTY-SIX of them!–in which laser pointers were pointed at pilots, attempting to distract them in take-off and landing from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. In addition, the laser pointers can also measure distances to the planes for, say, SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles). More about the laser pointer attacks here.
In the Detroit area, the 26 laser incidents were all traced to areas in Muslim-dominated Dearbornistan and Dearbornistan Heights. There were later rumors that arrests had been made. But we never heard about it again.
In the last few months, though, there have been laser pointer incidents involving pilots and planes in various locations from Hawaii and the Atlanta area–in that case, a police helicopter was targeted.

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Now, one of the laser pointing perpetrators has been caught. Guess the religion.:

A Decatur man pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal agents about shining a laser at a police helicopter.
Mohammed Haghighi, 24, was stopped by DeKalb police after pilots of a DeKalb police helicopter said they saw him pointing a green laser which disoriented them near the Wesley Club Apartments on Feb. 4. He allegedly admitted using the laser to police who questioned him, but he denied it when he was questioned later by the FBI.
“Too many people think it is just a harmless prank when someone shines a laser device at a passing aircraft,” said United States Attorney David E. Nahmias. “This is a dangerous misconception – pilots can be temporarily blinded and tragic accidents can occur.”

Um, I somehow doubt Mohammed Haghighi was thinking this was a harmless joke. I think it’s quite apparent there were more nefarious purposes.

Haghighi could be sentenced to probation or up to five years in prison. He is to be sentenced Aug. 22 by U.S. District Judge Orinda Evans.

Let’s hope they throw the book at this guy.
So who was arrested in the Detroit area laser pointer incidents? And why do I think there’s a Mohammed in the mix? And why–really–are they pointing lasers at our planes?
I mean, they are members of the “Religion of Peace,” right?
More:

ATLANTA, GA – MOHAMMED HAGHIGHI, 24, of Decatur, Georgia, has been arrested on charges of lying to federal agents about targeting a DeKalb County Police Helicopter with a laser device. HAGHIGHI made his initial appearance in federal court in Atlanta this afternoon, where he was released on bond. . . .
According to the indictment, which was unsealed today: On February 4, 2007, a DeKalb County Police helicopter responded to a night-time call near the Wesley Club Apartments in Decatur. The pilots of the police helicopter were wearing night vision goggles. As the pilots sought out the crime scene, their helicopter was repeatedly targeted by a green laser beam emanating from somewhere in the Wesley Club apartment complex. When the laser beam struck the cockpit, it illuminated the entire cockpit glass and temporarily disoriented the pilots. The pilots eventually spotted an individual standing near a breezeway of the apartment complex. The green laser beam was emanating from something this individual was holding. While the pilots attempted to maintain visual contact with the individual with the laser, the individual continued targeting the helicopter.
The pilots called in DeKalb County Police ground units, who eventually located defendant MOHAMMED HAGHIGHI. These officers also found discarded in a nearby stairwell a hand-held laser with a green laser element. When confronted with this evidence by the DeKalb County Police, defendant HAGHIGHI allegedly claimed ownership of the laser and admitted to having targeted the police helicopter. However, on February 15, 2007, when federal agents from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed defendant HAGHIGHI about the helicopter laser incident, HAGHIGHI allegedly denied any role in the matter. After being informed that it is a federal crime to lie to federal agents, HAGHIGHI again denied any role in the matter.
The charges brought by the federal grand jury against HAGHIGHI carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. . . .
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, with assistance from the DeKalb County Police Department.

Gee, I wonder why the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was involved. I mean, these laser pointers are just an innocent joke committed by men named Mohammed. Right?
Thanks to reader Duane for the tip.

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18 Responses

“Now, one of the laser pointing perpetrators has been caught. Guess the religion.”
duh….I would bet islam. Geez DS, it seems like the answer to every question asking about the source of terrorism ends up being the same. Good old, born in the filthy jihad of mohammed–islam.
Yes, as usual there is a Mo in the mix. Time we shake these Mo’s out some mo.

BB on June 19, 2007 at 4:39 pm

I am soooo sick and tired of the spineless people that are running this country!!!! I don’t think that I’m the only one feeling this overwhelming frustration.
I sense the top of the can of whoopass getting closer and closer to being opened. Of course if our government reacts like they did in New Orleans the first people to be punished and controlled will be the American citizen.
I want the terrorist muslim a–holes rounded up and sent back to the third world toilet of their choice!!!

newinnewark on June 19, 2007 at 8:56 pm

Why it’s radical islam. And who is spineless enough to aviod taking them on? The death busters running our country.
Sooner or later, we the people are gonna be the runs running our country….starting with the fight against the enemies within.

Squirrel3D on June 19, 2007 at 10:13 pm

These guys work night and day 7 days a week to cause all kinds of mayhem. This is one SICKO religion.
Using lasers to blind pilots is like using Islam to look for peace.

ReallyReallyStupid on June 19, 2007 at 10:24 pm

It’s so easy to do this and get away with it. Very disturbing. The FBI really needs to be checking whether these lasers are discussed on the net.

John Sobieski on June 19, 2007 at 10:28 pm

The other day I went to my Yahoo page and just scanned the news stories as I always do. The top four (4) news events all had to do with Muslims creating hell somewhere in the world. It’s just so obvious – all you LIBS screaming about peace – get a clue!

CarpeDiem on June 20, 2007 at 5:53 am

It is only going to get worse, with the number of Muslims flooding our cities.
We have got to restrict this Muslim immigration, but our leaders are too politically correct and too indoctrinated with sensitivity training.
I agree with Newinnewark: The citizens are frustrated and it is only a matter of time before many begin to secure our country themselves, which will happen after the next attack (which is certainly going to happen judging by the FBI and ICE’s ineptitude).
There is NO REASON to allow anti-Israel and anti-America Muslim dirtbags into our country.

Gabe on June 20, 2007 at 7:20 am

Don’t even think I’m trying to diminish the severity of this, but, commercial aircraft really do practically fly themselves. Pilots kind of like go along for the ride. I daresay that if airlines could get away with it, so they could save money they would just as soon have the stewardess crank it up and punch into the computer the destination. I’m exaggerating a bit, but it’s almost that automated. There is nothing to fear…to fear…to fear. But, in all seriousness there could be a camera on the underside that could take pictures on take-offs and landings and the coordinates could be immediately sent to the police. On Star, GPS and all that could give the police the address. There has to be something that could be cheaply put on all aircraft. To be honest with you I’d like to see a police drone immediately fly to the perp and execute the bastard on the spot. Oh, but then they’d say I was being mean.

John Cunningham on June 20, 2007 at 9:27 am

I blame the 1948 bombing of the King David Hotel… an apparent attempt at genocide and a symptom of the Zionist goal of the worldwide implementation of Judaic rule! Beware the Jews!
(Please note sarcasm)

bleechers on June 20, 2007 at 10:17 am

From the Washington Times May 23, 2007 – “Last year, a 39-year-old man from Parsippany, N.J., was sentenced under a provision of the USA Patriot Act to two years of probation for shining a laser pointer at a landing airplane, causing both pilots to briefly lose night vision. The plane, carrying six passengers, was at an altitude of about 3,000 feet when the beam hit the cockpit window. It landed safely.
The man’s attorney argued that his client had no ties to terrorism and should not be subject to provisions of the Patriot Act.” Yet our government remains helpless against an entire community aligned with those who wish to destroy us. How pathetic!

Dougie B on June 20, 2007 at 10:37 am

WARNING- the following comment contains sarcasm, black humor, and actual reasoning not based on cognitive dissonance. Liberals, Dhimmi’s and other errant thinkers are advised that their pre-programmed indoctrinations and rhetorical devices will not aid their comprehension…..
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Here’s a suggestion. My externship before teaching physics at the univesity level was in photonics- mostly cavitation for gas matrix lasers- the kind that are used in the ALWS (Airborn Laser Weapons Systems) that are basically two very high powered lasers and all the supporting equipment- targeting, generation, etc that are mounted in a Boeing 747. It’s purpose was to destroy ballistic missiles while in the boost phase from miles away. My suggestion is this:
Since we all know how laser seeking and targeting is so effective in “Smart weapons”, I say equip every commercial airliner with a similar seeking/scanning system and have that tied to a 50KW laser generation system using one tunneling laser (that basically vaporizes the atmosphere along its axis to eliminate water vapor, smoke, or anything that distorts, refracts or reflects, the focused laser which fires coaxially with it. With the right degree of precision you could return fire to the source of the laser pointer- basically adhering to an ancient religious principle of justice- only in this case it would be the “Grubby fist holding the laser pointer” for an eye. Or with a little wider kerf to the beam and an increase in intensity, one could simply leave a smoking hole with a chekerboard head dress and a pair of sneakers behind.
I’m being very faecetious here, but … such things can be done with enough determination. I think that anyone who would try to use the laser pointer method to cause an airliner to crash, is no better than the scum that use bombs, hijack aircraft, or engage in any act of terrorism on innocent people and an automated form of justice is appropriate.

Mistress_Dee on June 20, 2007 at 10:49 am

The muslims idiots that do this nonsense know that there will not in all likelihood be anything done to them if they are even caught. They are not fearful of any type of consequence for their actions.
Maybe when one is caught doing this we should ask if they like their laser light whole or in pieces. Either way they are going to eat every last piece of that sonofabitch.
Muslims view Americans as weak. They only see the limp wristed men on television and in our government. Muslims have no concept of the ferosity of our Real American Men and Women. Is it time to play cowboys and muslims?

newinnewark on June 20, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Debbie – Any connection with some kind of terrorism, do you think, with airports losing computers due to some sort of glitch or another?!? Am I the only one thinking that this happening several times in the past few months – yesterday with United in New York – Florida last week and American Airlines earlier this month… seems more than just a little coincidental? Yeah. Guess it’s probably just my own personal paranoia kicking in on this one…

BT in SA on June 21, 2007 at 12:33 am

newinnewark, it’s way past time, but can we get enough people to wake up, so there are too many to arrest? The average American couch potato is going to need another 9/11 or have to lose his job before he’s willing to even speak out loud, much less take action.

steve ventry on June 21, 2007 at 12:51 am

Debbie, your U of Iowa comments section doesn’t come up.
Anyway, Mr. Ventry – not only shouldn’t it take another 9/11 for a wake-up (one was more than enough for me), but we’ve descended so far into the only-a-tiny-lunatic-fringe-is-causing-all-the-trouble mindset that I seriously doubt even that would make most people start asking a few hard questions about Islam.
Could anyone please tell me if they’re aware of ANY official inquiry going on ANYWHERE in the world as to the role that the Qur’an and hadiths play in inspiring and demanding jihad against infidels? If we ever muster the collective will to make that connection (which those of us who have read the Qur’an KNOWS exists), only then will we stand a chance against creeping Islamification of the world.

stevecanuck on June 21, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Well i have noticed everyone who comments on your site always agrees with you, and aint all the agreeing in the world so i know anyone who feels different will most likely be removed…am i right?

Moe_Orleanz on August 23, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Well sorry to disapoint you but the judge didnt throw the book at me…keep talkin dat shyt hear

Moe_Orleanz on August 25, 2007 at 5:22 pm

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