May 11, 2011, - 5:22 pm
You’ll recall that over the weekend, along with a spate of others who tried stuff on planes across American airspace, Rageh Almurisi a/k/a Rageit Almurisi, a man with a Yemeni passport, tried to open the doors on American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago to San Francisco. He also banged on the cockpit door, trying to get in, a la the 9/11 hijackers. While police and the feds gave us their usual BS about how he is “not tied to terrorism,” they actually believe he is, in fact, an Islamic terrorist and are treating him as such, given what they discovered–and what they didn’t–on his person, including no luggage, lots of fake ID, and the fact that he shouted the official scream of Islamic terrorist.
Feds “Escort” Islamic Terrorist Rageh Almurisi to Prison
While few mainstream media reports noted it, Almurisi shouted the Islamic battlecry of “allahu Akbar” (allah is “the greatest”). And, as noted, he is from Yemen, home to Islamic cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, who has inspired and/or directed a number of Islamic terrorist attacks on Americans, including the failed Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The feds believe Almurisi is an Al-Awlaki acolyte, too, and likely part of AQAP–Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. And what they found on Almurisi indicates that whether or not he’s an Awlaki follower, he was definitely up to no good, and his outburst was not the rage of an insane man, but something far more deliberate and planned out. That’s why Almurisi has been denied bail.
A Yemen native who disrupted a San Francisco-bound flight was portrayed by prosecutors Tuesday as a dangerous and erratic passenger who tried to barge into the cockpit twice, did not carry any luggage and yelled “God is great” in Arabic.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Elise Becker said Rageh Al-Murisi, 28, was carrying several valid and expired forms of identification from New York and California, $47 in cash and two postdated checks totaling $13,000 in his wallet. One check was made out to himself, she said, but did not specify where the other was from.
She also said he didn’t tell his relatives in California that he was traveling there.
Of course, not. He wanted to give them a huge crash to celebrate.
Al-Murisi faces one count of interfering with flight crew members and attendants as pilots on American Airlines Flight 1561 were preparing to land in San Francisco on Sunday, one week after the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. military that has raised fears of a possible retaliation.
“He attempted to enter the cockpit right before a critical part of the flight,” Becker said in prosecution arguments to withhold bail for Al-Murisi.
In the court affidavit filed Monday, air marshal Paul Howard said after being told the cockpit door wasn’t the restroom, Al-Murisi made eye contact with a crew member, lowered his shoulder and rammed the door. The crew member told Howard he then got between Al-Murisi and the door, but Al-Murisi kept yelling and pushing forward in an attempt to open it, according to the affidavit.
Court documents say Al-Murisi repeatedly yelled “Allahu Akbar,” or Arabic for “God is great,” and tried twice to open the cockpit door before being subdued by a crew member and several passengers, including a former Secret Service agent and retired San Mateo police officer Larry Wright. The flight landed safely at San Francisco International Airport, but not without frightening passengers who became alarmed as he yelled unintelligibly and tried to rush the cockpit.
Becker said that the same Arabic phrase was uttered by the hijackers of Flight 93 as they took over the plane that eventually went down in Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, and by a Nigerian man who allegedly tried to detonate explosives in his underwear on a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas 2009.
Wright said Tuesday that he jumped out of his seat after he heard a scream and Al-Murisi trotted past him yelling “Allahu Akbar.” The man was tackled, and Wright put Al-Murisi in a “control hold” as others tied his arms and legs in plastic handcuffs, he said.
“I felt he was trying to take on the flight crew and possibly try to crash the airplane,” he said.
Good for Wright. He’s an American hero.
The man screamed “Allahu Akbar” at least 30 times while in custody, he added. . . .
Al-Murisi’s wife and children live in Yemen, Becker said.
His cousin, Ahmed Almoraissi, described the passenger as a “normal guy” who taught math in Yemen.
HUH? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Islamic terrorists and math teachers are suddenly mutually exclusive? Uh, try checking out the math teachers in UNRWA schools in Gaza. Most of them are HAMAS members, and many are active terrorists.
“He has no intention of hurting nobody,” he said. “I don’t know what happened on the plane. It doesn’t make sense.”
Riiiiiight. Uh, it makes a lot of sense. And Cousin Ahmed knows full well that Cousin Rageh was trying to hijack the plane and probably crash it into a San Francisco skyscraper.
Officials say he had been living in the San Francisco suburb of Vallejo until moving recently to join his brother in New York. He was unable to find work in Vallejo, a town of 100,000 across the bay from San Francisco hit hard by the real estate bust, said another cousin of Al-Murisi.
Yeah, I guess there ain’t a huge pent-up demand for math teachers who double as Islamic terrorist airplane hijackers. The only benefit is that, if they are successful in their real job, you don’t have to pay long-term health benefits.
Almurisi’s relatives claim he was not a religious Muslim or interested in politics, but that’s irrelevant.
Ahmed Almoraissi said his cousin did not show an interest in politics and was not intensely religious.
As we know, Islamic terrorists are often outwardly secular people. Remember the 9/11 hijackers’ gambling binges and frequent appearances at “The Pink Pony” strip club? Sometimes this is a ruse (“taqiyya”) to fool the infidels, and other times it’s simply their hypocrisy. They hate our “reckless moral abandon,” and yet they embrace it more than anyone, which is why the Muslim Mid-East is one of the most reliable customer bases for Internet porn consumption.
What Almurisi should be granted–but won’t be thanks to Obama–is a special vacation to the the Spa of Enhanced Interrogation.
Oh, and by the way, despite all the phony denouncements of Osama Bin Laden which we heard from American Muslims, last week, when Bin Laden was killed, the real test is what they do in cases like these. And they are already defending and making excuses for him and seeking out lawyers. (Another real test is whether they will denounce HAMAS and Hezbollah, and they won’t.)
Federal agents are now investigating Almurisi’s background. Um, here’s all I need to know about his background: he’s Muslim and tried to enter a plane’s cockpit. ‘Nuff said.
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