Good point. It is possible that there were only people of other nationalities seated near the terrorist. But by the same token, the posts that appear on these hijack threads about how we Americans “sure taught that terrorist guy a lesson” on that plane are equally in error.
Thanks, and it’s also possible, that women and children were seated nearby too.
Now, were I seated next to the terrorist (I like the aisle seat) I think he would have felt the force of my 20 pound Coach handbag smashed into the side of his face immediately after I saw him bend over to light the explosive, and I would have screamed my head off. So there!!