May 11, 2011, - 5:22 pm

Who is Rageh Almurisi? Feds Think Man “Not Tied to Terrorism” IS Terrorist

By Debbie Schlussel

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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22 Responses

Consistently scummy.

Occam's Tool on May 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Retired federal agents and police officers are authorized to carry concealed weapons practically everywhere in the United States except on federal property and on airplanes under the Law Enforcement Safety Act.

To carry under LEOSA, retired law enforcement officers must qualify with their handguns once a year and are subject to annual state and federal record checks. The LEOSA allows concealed carry by these retired law enforcement officers in all 50 states and all U.S. territories and possessions.

The U.S. could eliminate the Air Marshall’s Service (and the huge cost to taxpayers) if the FAA/TSA allowed qualified and credentialed LEOSA officers, as well as active state, local and federal law enforcement officers and agents carry concealed on airplanes.

Instead, the FAA has often considered allowing only FBI agents and working Air Marshals carry on planes. A far higher percentage of planes would be covered than are now with the Air Marshal’s.

In my experience, 75% of all major airline flights have at least one state, local or federal law enforcement officer/agent as paying passengers. I seldom boarded a plane that another agent or officer was not also on-board, when I was flying armed (as a working Treasury and DHS special agent).

Bonzer Wolf on May 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Al Qaeda hasn’t disappeared.

Despite all the exaggerated respect for Islam, they still hate us as much as ever. Ditto from Islamic Rage Boy.

Even more so now that their hero Bin Laden is dead.

How was someone from a country where AQ has a presence get to be admitted into this country? That’s one question no one is interested in answering.

They’ll keep trying because American victories like the one that resulted in the death of Bin Laden are few and in between.

This is one war that won’t be over any time soon.

NormanF on May 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

AQ is everywhere, which would mean that we shouldn’t admit anyone in the U.S. from anywhere I suppose…? Is he a terrorist because he says god is great or just a lunatic? The problem with all of this hype is with the lack of any real organized terrorists like 9/11, we are desperate to categorize these incidents as terrorist acts. Nothing is more useful than for us all to believe there is an islamic terrorist under every bed. This guy was a wackadoo from Yemen. Plain and simple. We have home grown terrorist organizations right here in the states that are well funded and responsible for the deaths and sorrows of thousands of Americans. What groups might that be…? Eh hm… the KKK, militia groups, MS 13, Crips, Bloods, Goldman and Saks, AGI, Countrywide, Bank of America, the crappy health care system.

Don’t drink the cool aide. You have a better chance of being stabbed to death and/or carjacked by an undocumented alien than you do being killed by a “terrorist” from Yemen. I’m a bit more concerned that a retired SS man and San Mateo copper got this nutter under control before the Air Marshall. Perhaps we should dust off some of these old timers and get ’em back in the freindly skies?

crazytrain on May 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Bad try, Crazy, go blow it out your ass. You gave yourself away with this little bit of retardedness you wrote…

“the KKK, militia groups, MS 13, Crips, Bloods, Goldman and Saks, AGI, Countrywide, Bank of America, the crappy health care system”.

If you were really serious and not a flaming moonbat (or dhimmi or a practitioner of taqiyya) you would have started with Goldman Sachs (are you talking about a NEW and fashionable Investment Bank with your silly “Goldman Saks Fifth Avenue” you dope?) and not with the bloody KKK.

The KKK wish it had all the members (secretive and open) that the Moooooslims have!

I’d also like to remind eveyone that The Fort Hood Maniac yelled out “Allahu Akbar” like the other scums listen above. But don’t come to any conclusions now, ya hear?

But this is just # 856,457,633. Don’t let the huge number fool you into thinking we not only have a CrAzY Moooooooslim problem as well as willingly letting the MSM cover it up and try to trick us. Go back to watching “American Idle” (sic) because we ain’t got no worries.

I bet you this beast was NOT “pinged” by Manet Napolitano’s posse at the airport. They are too busy fingering 18 month olds and 3 year old Americans.

Oh, and it keeps getting better. The Fraud in the WH is doing more today for Muslim outreach.

Half of America is asleep. The WH is gonna pander even more and all anyone gives a crap about on the Left is painting the Right as “racist”. I wanna get off this effing planet.

Skunky on May 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

What a repulsive website you have. Zionistan xenophobic twaddle.

Derek on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    the only thing repulsive here derek is you and that piece of shit you likely read the koran…go move in with the sand monkeys you seem to like….

    BIG IRISH on May 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Yup, Derek. I am a Zionist.

    Take your anti-Semitic twaddle elsewhere.

    Its not wanted here.

    NormanF on May 12, 2011 at 3:24 am

LOL! Keep on reading this site Islamopanderers. The truth MAY set you free already.

Xenophobic=I’m too stoopid to allow myself to believe the #856,457,633 in a consistant pattern and it’s my PC way of saying “wah, hating Mooooooslims is wrong and makes you a hater of foreigners”.

Zionistic=”You can’t hate the Mooooslims, that’s wrong, but I can hate the JOOOOOOOOOOS”. How come you dopes are NOT xenophobic when you hate the JOOOS? Huh?

THAT’s the real twaddle. If you are like Derek you’re agood example of a BAD example.

Skunky on May 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Hey Derek, why don’t you do me and the rest of us on this site a favor, go back to Stormfront or al-queda website with your anti-semitic garbage. And guess what Derek, I’m NOT even a jewish person, this website is worth reading and worth learning on what’s going on around you. If you don’t see the threat of islam across the world and upon our daily lives, then I can’t do anything for you Derek!

PS, folks, I was thinking of this all day yesterday, you folks remember back in February when DS wrote an article of Lara Logan, and all of the moronic posters infiltrated this site like the human plagues they are, I wanna know if those posters are paid bloggers from other sites to come onto this site and debase DS and us the regular posters. I to wanna know if Derek the neo-nazi is a paid blogger from any site to come over here and disrespect Debbie?

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Derek: A piece of advice, ‘it’s better to lose an argument with a wise man than win with a fool’.

The cash strapped coffers of the USA has generously donated ONE BILLION US dollars to Yemen by BHO. This came on the back of the ‘staged’ Saudi Arabian flight which found ‘wires/batteries’ in luggage/parcel and took a Yemini Muslim female student in who vehemntly denied even having luggage/parcels on the flight. Whilst evidence piles up against these ‘Allah Akbar’ mobsters, the president and all his carefully chosen men/women continue to pile inconveniences against the law abiding civilians, TSA bullies, x-ray overdoses, groping & molesting, water restrictions but of course Burka brigade is excluded, only head patting applies.

The USA tourist trade will take a knock unless a positive approach is taken. A friend of mine from the UK travelled to Hawaii and arrived in California with a re-directed travel ticket to Atlanta whereupon she was exiting to London. After going through passport control she was hooked aside infront of all the passengers by the TSA bullies and told to put her hand luggage down. All of a sudden ‘man in uniform’ shouts ‘Don’t touch that bag, don’t touch that bag’ with three more officers crowding around her. Totally bamboozled she asked what was going on. She wanted to know why she was being treated this way when there were Burkas passing by with women with beards and moustaches and they weren’t being harrassed. In a loud voice she declared if this is the way you treat a white Jewish woman from London, believe me I won’t be travelling here again.

It’s high time travel from countries backing terrorism were closed to enter the USA like they used to do with the Commie countries year ago. It seems that BHO is more interested in throwing big bucks at them than resolving any problems.

Eyes Wide Open on May 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Maybe he just wanted a second bag of peanuts. I’d go ballistic too if I was still hungry.

BethesdaDog on May 12, 2011 at 12:50 am


That’s why he tried to open the door in mid-flight and tried to shove his way into the crew cockpit?

Yeah, if he was really hungry, he had a strange way of showing it.

NormanF on May 12, 2011 at 3:28 am

One day, hopefully this country will wake up. We need to stop pandering to the stabs and the liberal think tank. The current resident of the wh. is out of touch with reality, when is he going to realize that the mossslims are out to kill americans and destroy this great country of ours….Its hard to believe that we can find a candidate that is worthy of the being president. DS, keep up the great work. I read your blog everyday. We must keep strong during these tough times….Seller fi

Figgy on May 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

My droid is spell correcting on its own. The word arab, can’t and Semper fi are the correct words…Sorry about the misspelt words….figgy

Figgy on May 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Regardless of how I spell Goldman Sachs or Saks or however you spell it, the organizations I listed in my previous spout have caused more problems for the American people than AQ or the Taliban or any of the other Islamic boogie men you morons are complaining about. The last great threat to America (foreign) was the Japanese Navy. Read some f-ing books and quit relying on Fox news for your information Skunky… You doooousche bag!

The greatest threat to you and me are these large money hungry companies that would prefer you be distracted with the killing of Bin Laden whilst you are having your pockets picked daily. These incrimental achievments on the so called “war on terror” have no value to your day-to-day lives, but no doubt if you nitwits owned a house it is upside down. If you don’t get what I’m saying you should go back to watching cartoons.

crazytrain on May 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    The thousands of dead Americans and the Islamic terrorist daily plots against this country beg to differ with you.

    Rest assured, the threat from Islam is NOT a figment of my imagination.

    You need to wake the heck up!

    NormanF on May 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

No Crazytrain, your the one who’s the “douchebag”, not Skunky, she knows what she’s talking about. Since you mentioned the banks, last I checked CT, the bankers on wall street are NOT plotting terrorist attacks against the american public. Yes the bankers on wall street have plenty of flaws by being bailed out by the government a few years ago and also rigging our economy, etc., but they are NOT a threat to our survival.

We have a right to complain about the islamist, because they are a bunch of dangerous koran-thumping zealots who wraps themselves in their religion, and that’s very dangerous Crazytrain. And if you don’t see it the way the rest of us live in, then I cannot do anything for you. As NormanF said to you, you need to wake the hell up and live in the ugly real world that the rest of us live in. And you know CT, when I was in HS many years ago, one of my former HS teachers told the entire class, “when you guys become mature adults years from now, your all going to have to live in the real world and see reality for what it is”, and she was right, back then I didn’t quite know what she was talking about, and Crazytrain, you remind me of myself when I was a punk teenager who was dull and naive and living in my own world, you need to stop living in your own world and wake up!

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Hey, if you’re not a terrorist but act like one, then expect to be treated like one.

After all, if it walks like a duck…

Rage Against the Al-Murisi on May 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

No offense, but carrying bags make a good weapon. Now that the slaves-of-allah can’t get into cockpits, passengers should be busting their heads open with carry-ons. I would do it in an instance. Easy to say; hard to do? I’ve done stuff like that before.

Jack Rope on May 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

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