December 13, 2013, - 3:17 pm
Guess the Religion: Kansas Suicide Bomb Plot of “White” Muslim Airport Worker; “I’m a Slave of allah”
A Muslim convert wanted to blow up a passenger terminal at the Wichita, Kansas airport. And NBC News reporter Pete Williams finds it necessary to point out that this guy is “White.” Read the Federal Criminal Complaint, consisting of FBI Special Agent Stephen Cousineau’s affidavit, in which the man describes himself as “allah’s slave.”
His skin color is irrelevant to the actual deciding factor for this and most suicide bomb plots: ISLAM. Terry Loewen converted to Islam. Not sure why his skin pigment entered the picture. Have you ever seen a media report on a suicide bomber, where it says, “Jajuan Tyrone Jackson, WHO IS BLACK,” was influenced by Islamic literature and apparently converted? Nope. ‘Cuz it’s only relevant when they wanna emphasize that the would-be-terrorist is not an Arab or Muslim immigrant. But how often does that happen? Not very (though it is on the increase, and I’ve written about it on this site).
Also, note that this guy attempted to use his airport security pass. I’ve written about that, too, and how the security screening by TSA is a joke and completely irrelevant, since it doesn’t apply to airport workers (here and here). And note that this “White” guy was egged on by FBI informants who invented the whole plot and made sure that what he thought were explosives weren’t. As I’ve repeatedly warned, there are plenty of cases of Muslim extremist airport workers, and the feds look the other way on them. They could just as easily entrap them for this plot, but they usually don’t choose to. That’s why they emphasize that this guy is “White,” as in non-Arab, non-Asian. And, finally, note that they never say this guy converted to Islam, only that he was radicalized by “Islamic material.” Um, when a guy talks about how allah wants him to behave and says he’s “allah’s slave,” it’s pretty clear he’s become Muslim. I mean, when was the last time you heard a Christian or Jew say that?
A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives to the airport terminal and that he was determined to trigger the bomb himself and die in the blast. Loewen, who is white, became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the Internet, Grissom said.
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita charges Loewen with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He was scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m. local time. . . .
Investigators tell NBC News that Loewen has been under scrutiny since August, when he began having an online exchange with someone he thought was a like-minded individual but who turned out to be an FBI employee. “Let me preface the bottom line by saying I have become ‘radicalized’ in the strongest sense of the word, and I don’t feel Allah wants me any other way,” he said in one message, according to the complaint.
I’m not surprised that this al-schmuck’s Muslim name hasn’t been given to us. They don’t want us to associate Islam with this plot, when that’s the prevailing factor here. So, until we find out his Islamic name, I will refer to this guy in the future as Terry Lee Loewen a/k/a Mohammed Baba Ghanouj a/k/a the “White” guy (Al-Abyad).
From the Criminal Complaint, FBI agents quote Loewen:
He also left a suicide note:
This is jihad, plain and simple. No matter the skin complexion.
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