October 6, 2011, - 3:19 pm

Again: Saudi Passenger Tries to Storm Cockpit; Set Free By Police

By Debbie Schlussel

Hey, I’m sure this is just yet another misunderstood, wrongly accused victim of “Islamophobia.”  What else could it be?  I mean, Saudi Muslims would never try to enter the cockpit of a plane over U.S. airspace, right?  Not like they’ve ever done it before.  9/11 was just our imagination. Probably the guy was a Christian or Jew. No way that a dude named Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari from Saudi Arabia could be Muslim. Oh, and by the way, he’s just “confused.” I know when I’m on a plane, I’m “confused” and immediately head for the cockpit, too. Don’t you? That’s normal. Shocker that he’s a Saudi student visa holder . . . or, rather, claims he is. Why is he here? How did he get here? Is he yet another Muslim foreign student who violated his visa? We’ll never know because NO charges were filed and they let the guy go, despite his obvious lie to authorities about being a University of Indianapolis student.


Flying While Muslim is Dangerous to Those Who Are Flying While Non-Muslim

Federal authorities are probing the actions of a Saudi Arabian man who tried to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight to Indianapolis last night.

Indianapolis Airport police said Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari, 20, was pulled away from the cabin door by another passenger a half-hour before Flight 1936 from New York to Indianapolis International Airport landed at about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Alshammari, who said he is a student at the University of Indianapolis, appeared confused when questioned by flight attendants and police, according to a police report. Investigators photocopied a note Alshammari wrote in Arabic while on the plane.

Scott Hall, a spokesman for the University of Indianapolis, said the school has no record of Alshammari being a student there.

Passengers said Alshammari walked to the front of the plane, then to the rear, before strolling again to the front. When he got there, he appeared to be looking for a door and started tugging on the locked cabin door.

Capt. James K. Kolostyak heard someone trying to open the cabin door and saw the interior door light come on, according to the report. He called a flight attendant on the plane’s phone system to ask what was happening.

The attendant was at the back of the plane serving passengers at the time. A passenger in seat 4B, Rodney Bailey, age and address unknown, approached Alshammari, grabbed his arm and led him back to his seat, 13B.

Bailey asked Alshammari if he was looking for the bathroom and Alshammari shook his head.

Airport police officer Jonathan Brown talked to Alshammari after the plane landed and said Alshamarri, who spoke little English, didn’t quite understand what he had done.

PUH-LEEZE. He knew exactly what he’d done.

Alshammari said he flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Doha, Qatar, to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York before heading to Indianapolis.

Police contacted The Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center and the FBI Terrorist Screening Center to run checks on the passenger.

Records indicated Alshammari was not on a terrorist watch list or wanted on any criminal warrants.

No kidding. It’s not like they try to send people ON the terrorist watch list to try to get on planes to the U.S. and into cockpits. They pick someone with a clean record. So what? The guy was obviously either trying to commit a terrorist attack or doing a dry run for one.

Again, why is he here? What was his alleged reason for going to Indiana? Lotta questions. But we will never know the answers because the boneheaded authorities SET HIM FREE! Are they following him to see where he goes and with whom he meets? I doubt it.


The man was questioned by police after the plane landed but was not arrested. Authorities took a photocopy of the man’s passport and a handwritten note in Arabic that officials said was written while on the plane.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Do you think if you or I tried to storm the cockpit, they’d let us go?

27 Responses

Guns (and training) should be issued to pilots as part of FAA regs and the muslim trying to storm the cabin should have been shot in the center of mass and killed. Why let him go to just try again another day, this time with experience under his belt.

DS_ROCKS! on October 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm


    Several pilots have gone through firearms training through the Sky Marshal’s Program and are armed in the cockpit. You just never know which one is when you get on a plane. I know this through being a former fed who traveled armed and the pilots appreciated it because there were several flights I was on in which they had no Air Marshal onboard…I was it!

    IceNoMore on October 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

Good article as usual Ms. Schlussel, now to the comment section on “IndyStar’s” website. To the poster/reader “Convair580”, you have got to be kidding me right? Folks here’s Convair580’s stupid and apologetic comment, “Kind of a Fox news headline. They had to throw the “Saudi” in there. “Red headed kid with freckles disrupts flight bound for Indianapolis.”

First off Convair580, this young man is a “Saudi” nationalist, simple as that, he’s also here by “student visa” what does that you you putz Convair580? He’s NOT american born, you need to get you’re head out of the sand and see reality for once in you’re pathetic life Convair580 from the IndyStar’s comment section.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on October 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Even when they wear their masks around their ankles, still “we” don’t see.

lee on October 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

This is terrifying. He was not even held long enough for proper interrogations to take place. Was he in the country alone? Did he have associates? Who intervened to prevent this man from being prosecuted for creating a disturbance while in flight?

Worry01 on October 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I’m sure he was just looking for the bathroom.. don’t all bathroom doors look like a cockpit door, like they do in Saudi Arabia?

Gino on October 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Linked in Deb.


Pat in Michigan on October 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Excellent reporting Debbie. Oh by the
way, the first violator of Alabama’s
New immigration law was an Islamic terrorist
As reported by Occidental Dissent.

Confederate South on October 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Gee. What would have happened had any of us stormed the cockpit?

I_AM_ME on October 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

“Authorities took a photocopy of a handwritten note in Arabic that officials said was written while on the plane.”

So they let him go without first finding someone to translate it for them? Eh, whatever. It probably wouldn’t have made any difference anyway. If it read “All Infidels Must Die! Allahu Akbar” they probably would still have just let him go. No law against idly scribbling in a notebook on a plane.

Irving on October 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Let me guess: they don’t want diplomatic incident with the Saudis. Whaddya know? Oil is more important than American lives. And he was probably confused. That is if you believe he didn’t know his way around a plane.

And what foreign student doesn’t know English? But hey, he’s from a friendly country so we have to give him the benefit of the doubt. Never mind that virtually all the 9/11 terrorists were Saudi nationals.

Yup, nothing to see here and its time to move on!

NormanF on October 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Good thing he wasn’t a native born, heterosexual, White male or he’d really be in trouble.

Perhaps USGOV will fly him home a la the saudis immediately after 9/11…or better yet, he can be the feeb’s next muslim community outreach coordinator.

allah-hu akbar!

Thirteen B. on October 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

They roll out that confused, retarded, don’t speak english excuse every single time. The “authorities” fall for it every single time. An airport cop? really a rent a cop made this decision. What happened to the tsa? ice? or any other initialed government agency?

The best was the one from LA who had the metal rod and wire in his ass and said “oh, I forgot it was there”. The plane had his baggage and had to stop in Las Vegas to drop it off for inspection. How about the saudi students in FL who were “confused” and got on a school bus, wearing heavy trench coats in the summer time? Sorry our mistake.

Ender on October 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

They are probing us.

RT on October 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Pithing is effective method to avoid repeat offenders.

Occam's Tool on October 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I am so sick of all of this…

sharon on October 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Regarding the article, it mentions “Federal Officials”….which ones? Too embarrassed to let it out it may be the forever incompetent i.c.e. which is only capable of screwing up a wet dream? Or maybe the other PC, spineless, inept agencies who don’t have the stones to bust these pukes fearing they may cause bad sentiment among the muslim community.

Hey let’s not do our job…we don’t want to spin anyone up here ya’ know.

IceNoMore on October 7, 2011 at 7:22 am

Since MOST of the 9/11 ‘highjackers’ were from Saudi Arabia … WHY didn’t the U.S. Attack/Invade them? Instead, we have 1.4 MILLION Dead Iraqis’ blood on our hands. (The American People LOVE To Be Lied To. …) Someday,The People of America will Wake-up And Realize, That — The ‘Left-wing’ & The ‘Right-wing,’ ARE Connected To The SAME Bird. http://casescorner.com/id18.html. See Also: http://casescorner.com/id11.html

Dan @ CC.C on October 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

We ABSOLUTELY MUST begin to energy independent and vote out all the A -Kissing Socialists who are in our government. What is more important, energy independence or some 1″ frog ?

Roy McDade on October 7, 2011 at 10:46 am

Maybe he was on his way to this conference at what’s obviously an institute of lower learning (copy captured directly from Univ. of Indianapolis website):

Local faith leaders and activists will discuss the value of interfaith cooperation on environmental issues during a “speak-in” Tuesday on campus, organized by the Interfaith Forum student organization.

Louie Louie on October 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I don’t know if this is a real item or an Internet myth, but I can totally get behind it:

The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It’s an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials.
You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: “Attention to all standby passengers, we now have a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!”

border_guard on October 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

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