Skip to comments.'Maybe he was looking for the bathroom': Family defends Yemeni passenger who stormed cockpit
Posted on 05/10/2011 1:28:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Yemeni man who was wrestled to the floor after pounding on the cockpit door of a plane approaching San Francisco may have mistaken it for the bathroom.
Rageit Almurisi cannot speak English very well and could have misunderstood the signs inside the jet, his cousin claimed.
The maths teacher, who was heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar' as he allegedly battered the door, had also only been on three planes in his life and would have been unfamiliar with the layout.
His family also claimed that Almurisi, 28, suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and could also have reacted badly when an air stewardess told him to sit down.
His painful joint condition meant he had to take regular walks on flights, they claimed. I would not be having that, his cousin Rageh Almoraissi said.
If a flight attendant has the nerve to grab me and try to force me to my seat, believe me, you would hear about other people having injuries.
Almurisi sparked panic when he started yelling and banging on the cockpit door on American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago, just ten minutes before it was due to land on Sunday night, according to police.
But the suspect's cousin, Rageh, 29, said he was a university educated, easygoing person who had arrived in Northern California a year-and-a-half ago from Yemen in search of a better life.
He told the Bay Citizen newspaper he probably overreacted when he was told to sit down.
There's a lot of things I'm guessing, you know, I'm just trying to figure it out, said Rageh. I know he wasn't trying to harm anyone. I know that for sure. He's not a terrorist. He's a nice guy.
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I always scream ALLAH AHKBAR! when I need to use the restroom.
Stooopid man if he does not know where the bathroom is.
I guess the first question ought to be, does he always scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ when he needs to go the bathroom?
So does he always shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ when going to the john?
Yeah right. How many moooooslems go to bathrooms by yelling Aloha Ackbar while banging on the door?
I’m not a frequent flyer, but even I know the difference in a cockpit door and a restroom door..
If this guy has all these reasons why he can’t act correctly on the plane, they do allow pets to ride along in kennels, with the luggage. He should ride with them.
Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.
Why do we let people from Yemen get on planes? Seriously, why do we let them into our country at all? Did we let German and Japanese freely travel during WWll?
He teaches “maths” - presumably at an English high school - and can’t read the sign on the restroom door????
Hmm... meaning “Allahu Ahkbar” means “I gotta take a dump!”
Wow. The same comment four times in less than a minute. That must be some kind of FR record. :)
This same phrase could be used against the gay agenda.
Just an observation.
How do you misunderstand the signs on a restroom door?
>>I always scream ALLAH AHKBAR! when I need to use the restroom.
It confirms what I have always thought: “allah akbar” means “holy sh!t!”