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Women at Love Field Acting 'Suspiciously'
Dallas Morning News ^ | 10:12 PM CDT on Thursday, April 5, 2007 | Jason Trahan

Posted on 04/06/2007 8:37:43 AM PDT by meg88

Women at Love Field 'acting suspiciously'

Dallas police and federal terrorism officials are investigating two women, both dressed in camouflage pants under their traditional Muslim robes and scarves, who were seen conducting what appeared to be surveillance and acting suspiciously at Dallas Love Field.

One of the women, Kimberly "Asma" Al-Homsi, 42, of Arlington, who is on probation for a 2005 Garland road rage incident involving a fake grenade, is said to have long-range assault rifle and explosives training, according to a Dallas police intelligence bulletin issued March 5.

"I'm a trained sniper and proud of it," Ms. Al-Homsi said in an interview Thursday after first refusing to comment on whether she has any terrorism ties. She then said no.

Police officials said they have no direct evidence the women have ties to terrorism.

On the afternoon of Feb. 25, Ms. Al-Homsi and a friend who could not be reached for comment, Aisha Abdul-Rahman Hamad, 50, of Irving, were spotted at Love Field wearing Muslim robes and camouflage pants and "acting suspiciously," the bulletin states. The surveillance video shows one of the women walking back and forth, apparently pacing off distances.

When confronted, the women told officials they were looking for the Frontiers of Flight museum. They left in a red Honda. Descriptions of the incident and the car were circulated at the airport.

Two days later, the museum executive director was leaving for the evening when he noticed the Honda parked facing the runway. A woman, later identified as Ms. Al-Homsi, was sitting on the hood, looking through binoculars at the airplanes. He told the women the museum was closing, and they left.

Police issued one of them a citation for having no front license plate and failing to change her address on a driver's license.

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1 posted on 04/06/2007 8:37:44 AM PDT by meg88
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2 posted on 04/06/2007 8:42:04 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: meg88
"One of the women, Kimberly "Asma" Al-Homsi, 42, of Arlington, who is on probation for a 2005 Garland road rage incident involving a fake grenade, is said to have long-range assault rifle and explosives training, "

"Asma" Al-Homsi???? - Lock em up!

3 posted on 04/06/2007 8:42:19 AM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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To: meg88

Guilty!!!!


4 posted on 04/06/2007 8:42:30 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: brotherWesUpNorth
is said to have long-range assault rifle and explosives training,

Muslim terrorists don't kill people, long-range assault rifles and explosives kill people.

5 posted on 04/06/2007 8:44:17 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists (and goldbugs) so bad at math?)
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To: brotherWesUpNorth

the picture is a good example why middle eastern men aren’t the only people to watch


6 posted on 04/06/2007 8:44:32 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: martin_fierro

Yikes! Throw a burkha on that!


7 posted on 04/06/2007 8:44:44 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: meg88

Sounds like another ‘flying imam’ incident. Probe defenses and then scream racism when caught.


8 posted on 04/06/2007 8:44:57 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: meg88
One of the women, Kimberly "Asma" Al-Homsi, 42, of Arlington, who is on probation for a 2005 Garland road rage incident involving a fake grenade, is said to have long-range assault rifle and explosives training

'S'ok.

She obviously suffers from Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

9 posted on 04/06/2007 8:45:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Anyone that ugly should be hung like a man.


10 posted on 04/06/2007 8:45:36 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: meg88

From WFFA-FOX in Dallas:

Richardson police may upgrade charges against a driver accused of road rage.

Kimberly Al-Homsi allegedly threatened a man with a hand grenade yesterday.

She then led police on a chase from North Dallas to Garland. It turns out that the grenade was not live, but she could be charged with making a terror threat.

Police say the hand grenade wasn’t the only alarming object police said they found in Al-Homsi’s car. They also confiscated additional ammunition that could have been used to create an explosive.

“As officers approached the car...they saw what appeared to be a couple of hand grenades inside the car,” said Sgt. Kevin Perlich, Richardson Police Department.

Officers backed off when they discovered the explosive and called the Garland bomb squad, who pulled out three hand grenades.

Police checked the grenades and said they were real but did not have explosive material in them so they were not actively explosive, but they did find other ammunition inside the car.

“It is very serious,” said Officer Joe Harn, Garland Police Department.

Police said the incident started as road rage between Kimberly Al Homsi, 41, and a male driver.

“She pulls out what appears to be a hand grenade, pulls the pin and starts making threatening motions like she is going to throw it at him,” Harn said.

The male driver called Richardson police and they found Al-Homsi coming out of the parking lot of the Brighter Horizon’s Academy in Garland where she had just picked up her teenage daughter. Police investigated to see if Al-Homsi made any threats while at the school.

“From what we could tell right now, there were no other threats made to anyone else other than the motorist which she had the altercation with,” Perlich said. “So, no sign she was a harm or threat to anybody.”

Police said they have not discovered why she had the items in her car


11 posted on 04/06/2007 8:45:56 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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Brighter Horizon’s Academy

Who is this "Brighter Horizon" that owns an Academy?

12 posted on 04/06/2007 8:48:36 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Piquaboy
Anyone that ugly should be hung like a man.

Maybe she is........

13 posted on 04/06/2007 8:48:48 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: Piquaboy

I just spit coffee all over my screen, keyboard, and half of my desk!


14 posted on 04/06/2007 8:49:43 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Hoodlum91

You meet me to it. If no burkha available, her own tee-shirt would do. NOT


15 posted on 04/06/2007 8:49:47 AM PDT by unkus
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To: martin_fierro
Put an Islamic scarf over her head and she looks like Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein

http://mydivx.lihoman.ru/order/direct/brooks/brooks.frankenstein.jpg

16 posted on 04/06/2007 8:50:04 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: meg88
"... both dressed in camouflage pants under their traditional Muslim robes ..."

This is a joke... right?

17 posted on 04/06/2007 8:51:36 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: B-Chan

From their website”

Mission Statement:

Brighter Horizons Academy is a private Islamic academy serving North Texas. The Academy’s mission is to graduate practicing Muslim leaders and responsible citizens who are well prepared for college entrance and career challenges of the Twenty First Century. Our mission will be achieved through educational excellence within a healthy learning environment, intimate adherence to Islamic practices, and strong collaboration with positive interaction among school, students, parents, and community.

Vision Statement:
Brighter Horizons will be a model Islamic educational system, within which learners may develop to their fullest potential and become a generation of leaders and individuals who are highly motivated to be successful in this life and beyond.

History:
In 1988 a group of dedicated Muslim parents in the Dallas, TX area founded the Islamic Services Foundation (ISF) for the purpose of establishing an educational institution conducive to an Islamic learning environment. The initial plan was to start with kindergarten and first grade levels and to add one higher grade level every year.

Today Brighter Horizons Academy College Preparatory (BHA) is the first full-time Islamic college preparatory academy in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. It is considered the largest full-time Islamic school in the southern United States. Since its inception the Academy has grown from 10 students in 1989 to over 630, ranging from PK to 12th grade having graduated three senior classes as of 2004.

By the blessings of Allah (SWT) and the tireless efforts of dedicated parents, teachers, and community members the Academy will continue to navigate and accomplish its mission to make a difference in this part of the world.

At BHA we offer the necessary educational programs and tools in order to provide a balanced curriculum in Arabic, Quran, Islamic Studies and required regular core subjects for our students.

At BHA we seek to empower today’s students with the skills to become the leaders of tomorrow.

At BHA our mission is to develop and strengthen your child’s Islamic worldview in a college preparatory environment.

At BHA, parents and teachers are partners in teaching the future of Islam in the United States.


18 posted on 04/06/2007 8:53:26 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: meg88
Git a rope.
19 posted on 04/06/2007 8:53:35 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think...)
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To: martin_fierro

Whoa... with that face, she should be charged with some form of “terrorism upon innocents”.


20 posted on 04/06/2007 8:54:29 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: MindBender26

[wiping coffee off monitor]


21 posted on 04/06/2007 8:55:26 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: meg88

“”But then she came out so much, it became normal.””

So, um, two fruitcakes or two wannabbee terrorists? What is “normal?”


22 posted on 04/06/2007 8:56:09 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 6SJ7

“Sounds like another ‘flying imam’ incident. Probe defenses and then scream racism when caught.”

How much do you want to bet they’re on the CAIR payroll and will soon be filing “Joe Doe” lawsuits against the individuals who questioned their activities at Love field?


23 posted on 04/06/2007 9:01:24 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: MindBender26
I love the geniuses I find here on FR. it’s obvious you’re not a paid reporter, because you know how to investigate! :)
24 posted on 04/06/2007 9:01:44 AM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: Piquaboy
Anyone that ugly should be hung like a man.

She probably IS!.......

25 posted on 04/06/2007 9:02:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: meg88

What was Mrs. Al-Homsi’s maiden name, I wonder?

Looks like we have another overzealous American convert woman who fell for a smooth-talking Middle Eastern Lothario.


26 posted on 04/06/2007 9:03:30 AM PDT by Loyalist (Social justice isn't; social studies aren't; social work doesn't.)
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To: KC Burke
"the picture is a good example why middle eastern men aren’t the only people to watch"

Which is why TSA spends so much time body searching 80 year old grandmas from Des Moines and missing explosives in boarding tests.

27 posted on 04/06/2007 9:04:24 AM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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To: meg88
Al-HOMSI was already on the radar of federal authorities and is on the federal "no-fly list" after being involved in an atypical “road-rage” incident. Last December, Al-HOMSI officials said she held up an inert grenade and threatened another driver. When stopped by police, Garland's bomb squad reported they also found ammunition in her car. Al-HOMSI also admitted that she received assault rifle and explosives training "while growing up." Nonetheless, they insist that they are being unfairly "profiled" and are the subjects of the persecution of Muslim women.

"If I didn't have a scarf on my head and it was a simple road rage I would not be on the terrorism watch list." Al HOMSI, who is of Syrian descent, stated: "I hate the U.S. Government" and that she is sympathetic to the Palestinian people.

Investigation conducted by Doug Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network found the apparent spokesperson of the duo, Kimberly Al-HOMSI is also known as Kimberly al-SAFWEH, and might have been associated with an address in Tucson, Arizona a few years ago - an address, according to this investigation, that is a mere 6 ½ miles from an address possibly associated with Omar SHAHIN, one of the 6 "flying Imams."

http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/

28 posted on 04/06/2007 9:04:46 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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To: Hoodlum91

Should be required by law.


29 posted on 04/06/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: martin_fierro

OK, in this case I will allow a burqua.


30 posted on 04/06/2007 9:05:44 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my Hummer with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: Cindy; tutstar; Pepper777; nwctwx

PING!


31 posted on 04/06/2007 9:05:55 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: martin_fierro

man, that broad is butt ugly...


32 posted on 04/06/2007 9:06:21 AM PDT by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: All

wonder is she’ll sue for being profiled...


33 posted on 04/06/2007 9:06:42 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Loyalist
What was Mrs. Al-Homsi’s maiden name, I wonder? Looks like we have another overzealous American convert woman who fell for a smooth-talking Middle Eastern Lothario.

I read that she is Syrian and hates America. We should help her back to Syria.

34 posted on 04/06/2007 9:10:30 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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To: martin_fierro
She obviously suffers from Von Hippel-Lindau disease.
She obviously suffers from Von Hippel-Lindau double-bagger disease.
P.S. I was in the service with Virgil Hatfield, of "feud" fame.
35 posted on 04/06/2007 9:11:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Colorado Doug

On the other hand, just how Syrian can she be with a name like Kimberly. Just a dimwit that converted perhaps.


36 posted on 04/06/2007 9:13:19 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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To: sit-rep

or “Fugly”


37 posted on 04/06/2007 9:13:57 AM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: MindBender26

You have to wonder just how many Brighter Horizons Academies there are in the US... not to mention the countless accredited, Islamic grade schools nestled quietly in and across America preaching who-knows-what.


38 posted on 04/06/2007 9:14:07 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: martin_fierro

Typical psychopath careening off the guardrails on the road of life.

Lets hope she is stopped before some innocents are killed.

I’m not too hopeful of that.


39 posted on 04/06/2007 9:16:12 AM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Hoodlum91

The Burqa definitely has a good purpose here and there. Still, the Moslems do carry it way too far.


40 posted on 04/06/2007 9:16:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: meg88

Seems sort of dumb for a real terrorist to say they were a trained sniper...


41 posted on 04/06/2007 9:16:39 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Colorado Doug

Keep connecting those dots. They always lead to a network of underground operatives bent on Islamisizing the U.S.


42 posted on 04/06/2007 9:17:43 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Piquaboy

Maybe it is...


43 posted on 04/06/2007 9:17:59 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: meg88

GRRRRRR

Saudi Arabia has lots of sand they could live on.

Perhaps we could air drop them there. Let them pack their own chutes. NO training.


44 posted on 04/06/2007 9:25:23 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD!)
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To: Colorado Doug

Strap her to the nose of an ICBM and send her back...


45 posted on 04/06/2007 9:26:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: martin_fierro

Yikes! Guilty!


46 posted on 04/06/2007 9:27:23 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: meg88
long-range assault rifle training

Never heard of it.

47 posted on 04/06/2007 9:53:52 AM PDT by nonsporting (<P>)
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To: MindBender26
The authorities should round this nasty pig up and send her to a third world dump. The police should be doing everything they can to get the beastly douche-bag off the streets.
48 posted on 04/06/2007 10:04:09 AM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERIMATED PREGNANCY)
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To: Colorado Doug

Some Syrians look like Europeans, e.g., the Assad ruling family. I knew an American of English and Scottish descent (6 foot tall, brown hair, blue eyes) who worked for a major oil company. He was fluent in Arabic and, when stationed in Damascus, was often asked if he was from northern Syria. Additionally, Middle Easterners in business often take very “Anglo” first names.


49 posted on 04/06/2007 10:06:21 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: meg88

Call me crazy, but I don’t like seeing “road rage” and “grenade” in the same sentence.


50 posted on 04/06/2007 10:08:53 AM PDT by matt1234
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