September 6, 2019, - 7:03 pm

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani: Muslim Mechanic Sabotaged Plane’s Navigation System

By Debbie Schlussel


So, I’m sure the fact that he is Muslim (his first name means slave or servant of the all-glorious, a name for allah) has absolutely nooooothing to do with the fact that an airline mechanic tampered with and sabotages an American Airlines plane’s navigation system. Nope, it’s because . . . .

. . . he was upset with the progress of union contract negotiations. Uh-huh, that’s the ticket. His name, religion, and the fact that he only speaks Arabic, all have nothin’ ta do with it.

An American Airlines mechanic appeared in federal court Friday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.

The reason, according to a criminal complaint filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.

None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because his tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the plane’s engines on the runway July 17, according to the complaint affidavit.

As a result, flight No. 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for routine maintenance at American’s hangar at MIA, which is when the tampering with the ADM system was discovered during an inspection. An AA mechanic found a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear underneath the cockpit that had been deliberately obstructed with some sort of hard foam material.

By the way, note from the video that this man does not even speak English. Um, why is American Airlines (and before that, Alaska Airlines, which reportedly employed him previously) hiring mechanics who do not speak English? Also, what is this man’s immigration status? All citizenship applicants must take the citizenship test in English unless they are deemed mentally incompetent. So, either this man actually does really speak English and he’s duping the court, or he is not a U.S. citizen, or he was deemed mentally incompetent. None of these is good news. What kind of background check did this man go through before American Airlines hired him? Clearly not a very thorough one.

Remember, this guy had free access to America’s commercial planes. I’ve warned about this repeatedly since even before 9/11, both on this site and elsewhere.

The passengers on the flight are lucky he merely sabotaged the navigation equipment and didn’t place a bomb on the plane.


Despite the fact that he stated he makes eight thousand dollars per month, you are paying for him to have a court-appointed attorney. Congrats, chumps.

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12 Responses

What about the moslem roofers set
set Notre Dame de Paris aflame ?

JayPee on September 7, 2019 at 1:54 pm

Better to get people killed than be politically incorrect.

Jack on September 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Thank you Debbie for exposing another attempt by the religion of peace follower to murder Americans. I hope he is charged and convicted of attempted murder. And how is he working for an airline when he cannot speak English? What is his immigration status? If he is illegal, fine AA millions and start going through their employee lists. Warn other airlines that if they are employing illegals, they will be fined millions. We Americans get searched, probed and molested before we get on an plane but an immigrant does not need to speak English to work as a mechanic on a jet. Only in American.

Concerned Citizen on September 7, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Maybe Trump can invite him to Camp David if he promises to do better in future.

MichazukiKoga on September 7, 2019 at 10:55 pm

I was wondering when someone was going to actually mention this. The only place I heard this was one line on Rush Limbaugh in his closing statement on Friday. I would think this should be a major news item. I wonder why no one put this in the news. Thanks for putting this out there.

Jerry Doegen on September 8, 2019 at 10:40 am

Great article Debbie.

Paul Gleitman on September 8, 2019 at 1:38 pm

The refusal of authorities even to raise the possibility of Islam as the motive (much less assert it) speaks of a decadence and cowardice of leaders in both major political parties.

Seek on September 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Dry run–for more lethal modifications.

Red Ryder on September 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

While this could be a “dry run” and he should be investigated to see if he has any ties to any groups, it really looks like he is just an idiot who created a problem to get himself some overtime and look like a hero for fixing it.

gungfugilman on September 11, 2019 at 10:37 am

Thanks for addressing this story, Debbie. It’s been barely touched by the media. Had the individual been a Trump supporter, we surely would have heard about this story everywhere nonstop, and the coverage would still be going on for months to come.

But what I want to know is why haven’t criminal charges been filed against Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani? It seems to me that whatever BS story he came up with is irrelevant to the fact that he could have endangered the lives of passengers and crew and potentially caused destruction of property.

It also appears to me that this is a case of malice (i.e., the intentional doing of a wrongful act without justification and in wanton or willful disregard of the plain likelihood that harm will result). I know that we live in an age where accountability is applied with gross double-standards, but this case seems to have given the perpetrator way too easy a pass.

Ralph Adamo on September 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Not to mention that he seems to be an ISIS sympathizer, according to ABC News

Infidel on September 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

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