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Police: Saudi Passenger Tried To Get Into Cockpit
theindychannel.com/AP ^ | October 6, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/06/2011 1:18:17 PM PDT by Abathar

Edited on 10/06/2011 2:03:18 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Saudi Arabian passenger who tried to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from New York to Indianapolis didn't appear on any terror-related watch lists, authorities said.

Indianapolis airport police said another passenger grabbed the 20-year-old man's arm and directed him back to his seat on the flight before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the man claimed to be a student at the University of Indianapolis and seemed confused when a flight attendant asked him what he was doing. The university told 6News on Thursday that he is not and has never been a student at the school.

A police report indicated that the man flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Doha, Qatar, before arriving in the United States.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: americanairlines; cockpit; indianapolis; saudi
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"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."

I'm speechless. I mean this is unfreaking believable.

1 posted on 10/06/2011 1:18:19 PM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

audacity seems to be a common trait.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 1:20:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Abathar

If it was my grandmother they would have a boot on her neck.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 1:21:20 PM PDT by albie
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To: Abathar

He was just trying to use the lav but got mis-directed by all those English signs he could not read. Really! He’s a good boy from a good family who wouldn’t harm a fly. Really! It’s all just a mis-understanding.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 1:21:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Abathar

If it was my grandmother they would have a boot on her neck.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 1:21:32 PM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Your response was so good I had to read it a second time!


6 posted on 10/06/2011 1:22:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Abathar

Another probe..........


7 posted on 10/06/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Abathar

you can bet your last dollar that one of these days this is gonna happen and the perp is coming back to earth in a body bag


8 posted on 10/06/2011 1:24:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m guessing he has two grandmothers.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 1:24:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Abathar
Obviously ignoring the final words of the prophet Mohamed to the Arabic people, “don't do anything until I get back.”
10 posted on 10/06/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: capydick

So now they know if they act reaaalllyy stupid they get walked out with nothing but a copy of your grocery list and passport.

Hello?? 20 year old Saudi man trying to get into the cockpit, doesn’t that ring any bells with these people?

There must not have been any real men sitting in the front of that aircraft or he would have gotten off the plane with a dislocated shoulder after it got twisted above his ear.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 1:27:46 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Rumor has it he was escorted back to his seat, and told the person sitting next to him, we will have to allah akbar some other way. Rumor is it was his grandmother. (just kidding all)
12 posted on 10/06/2011 1:28:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar
"He was not clear on what he had done and did not understand what was going on."

unadulterated bull$#!+

13 posted on 10/06/2011 1:29:32 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: tnlibertarian

That’s an understatement.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 1:30:37 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Dry run but got nabbed. The Audacity of Hope.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 1:31:31 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: albie
If it was my grandmother they would have a boot on her neck.

You can say that again!

16 posted on 10/06/2011 1:34:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Abathar
the man claimed to be a student at the University of Indianapolis and seemed confused when a flight attendant asked him what he was doing. The university told 6News on Thursday that he is not and has never been a student at the school.

Sounds like a prime candidate for Gitmo. Maybe Holder and zer0 said to let my people go, so this prime candidate was let go?

17 posted on 10/06/2011 1:34:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar

ALLAH FUBAR


18 posted on 10/06/2011 1:36:54 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
you can bet your last dollar that one of these days this is gonna happen and the perp is coming back to earth in a body bag

And the person who put him in the bag will be arrested and prosecuted for hate crimes.

19 posted on 10/06/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I think there has been a misunderstanding. This is just another of nobama’s Czars checking things out.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 1:40:29 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Abathar

As a former commercial flight attendant, I truly appreciated the passengers who were proactive in defending us and passengers from abusive people. I saw one an elderly woman using a walker, who was preboarding as a ‘person who needs a little more time in boarding’, and a man shoved her aside so he could preboard for first class. He was tackled by some men who saw him manhandle grandma.

The men who watched out for me in first class when I was confronted by agressive or angry passengers always got ‘care packages’ of minis as a thank you.

One time when the passengers were deplaning, I was at the back of the airplane and was attacked by a man who was enraged because one of his huge bags was checked to his destination. It was too big to fit on the plane but he was so angry he punched me in the chest so hard I flew up in the air and hit the bustle that held the slide and hit the floor. I was so stunned that I couldn’t do anything, not even scream. I couldn’t identify the man- he looked just like George Costanza- short, fat, bald guy with wirerim glasses.

Glad to be a corporate flight attendant now. I don’t have to deal with a-holes and terrorists.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Abathar
Dang more research to do .. a unnamed (in article) twenty year old (from our friend and ally saudi) attempted to gain access to the flight deck (this has never happened before), lied about going to school here in the U.S.A., and was let go. The things nightmares on passenger airlines are made of.
22 posted on 10/06/2011 1:41:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar

Sounds like this guy needs to go back to jihad school for more training. Or maybe Holder and Napolitano can arrange to train him here.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 1:46:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Drudge has the story up now from a different source, it gives the guys name and also gives the name of the passenger who “escorted” him back to his seat.

Kudos to him.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 1:48:25 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Come on Abathar,
Were you on a national carrier and in Saudi Arabia and acted thusly, you know they would accord you all the curtesy
they get here, Right?
Ok maybe not.
They’d either shoot ya or place you butt in irons for a series of beatings infidel.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 1:50:32 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO)
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To: Abathar

Kudos to you. Appreciate the post.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 1:52:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar

They need to install an airlock with fore and aft locking doors just behind the coclpit with a dump door that opens straight down. The dump door can only be operated by the pilot or co-pilot.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 1:52:32 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: WellyP

LOL, I would just LOVE to be in the conference room at Boeing when the airline rep asked them how much that “option” would run.

The looks on their faces would be priceless.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 1:56:10 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Now he will probably sue the airline:

Muslim woman removed from Southwest plane to sue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2788872/posts


29 posted on 10/06/2011 1:56:58 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (!)
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To: Abathar

You cannot imagine how many people try the cockpit door thinking it’s the lav.

Once, before 9/11, I was sitting on the jumpseat when a white haired lady approached the area. I thought, and she thought, she was about to go into the lav. She gave a tug on the door and....wrong door! Surprisingly, it opened. It was the cockpit.

I don’t know who was more surprised..she or the pilots! I’ll never forget the look on her face when she said, “Oh my!”


30 posted on 10/06/2011 1:56:58 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Funny, he wasn’t confused enough to lie about being a student.


31 posted on 10/06/2011 1:58:29 PM PDT by surrey
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Note to self ... Abdulaziz Mubarak Alshammari, 20 years, saudi, flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Doha, Qatar, to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York before heading to Indianapolis.

gleamed from Drudge article.

32 posted on 10/06/2011 1:58:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar
There should be a mechanism for a speedy airport trial of these folks; and subsequent execution if twelve random people drafted as jurors believe what witnesses tell them.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 10/06/2011 1:58:36 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Abathar
And he was still unhurt / alive when the place landed??

Maybe our exalted law enforcement officials know more than they're letting on, but people that act like that at least need a serious hurt, if not something more severe.

34 posted on 10/06/2011 1:58:41 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Abathar

>seemed confused when a flight attendant asked him what he was doing

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Yeah. When caught, pull the “stupid foreigner who doesn’t understand English” bit.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 2:05:26 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: surrey
You are correct. There would have been no suspicion (huge ? mark) if perp had told the truth, but in this case perp told a lie thinking nobody would check? Thankfully, the flight-deck door was locked. Agree (with other posters), if this keeps up somebody is going to hurt one of these perps. Probably rightfully (imho).
36 posted on 10/06/2011 2:12:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

He’s lucky my husband wasn’t on that plane. He’s changed seats with people in order to be close to suspicious looking passengers.
We were on a cross country flight right after 9/11 and the lead flight attendant was a friend of ours. When she saw my husband she breathed a sigh of relief.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 2:17:08 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Abathar

Jeez!....Tried to get in the cockpit? I would have broken his arm!


38 posted on 10/06/2011 2:21:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Abathar

Feel safe yet?


39 posted on 10/06/2011 2:23:09 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: surrey

May you and your husband Stay Safe FRiend. These perps had best learn ... Americans do not go down easily nor without a fight ... especially since 911. That day all Americans Remember and may we Never Forget, the battle cry that day of LET’S ROLL. God Bless Those Heroes!


40 posted on 10/06/2011 2:24:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

ROTfLOL


41 posted on 10/06/2011 2:26:19 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain!)
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To: albie

. . . directed him back to his seat . . .

This along with a nice pillow, complimentary cocktails, 2 fee passes for a future flight, foot massage from the flight attendant, and free use of the “Air Phone”. We would not want this guy to file a lawsuit for “racial profiling” or Islamic insensitivity”.

As you point out, had in been an 85 YO Grandmother who, because of her dementia, was confused, she would be in a headlock or strapped to the seat at a minimum.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 2:31:03 PM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: Paperdoll; Responsibility2nd
Do you have some pictures of his grandmothers? Wouldn't know how to post a picture anyhoo ... Any pictures of goats would be appropriate (imho).
43 posted on 10/06/2011 2:39:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Abathar

Probably just some lone-wolf upset with Obamacare and behind on his mortgage.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 2:48:52 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Abathar

The Arabs, it is well known, drink a lof of tea. Another tea partier!


45 posted on 10/06/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Abathar

Well he now ‘gets’ to sue everyone, right? He can sue the passenger for assault, the Stewardess for profiling, the captain for discrimination and ...well the list is endless, right?

Often on threads like these, someone will say that this might be a training run - to see how the crew reacts. Note that this guy got treated like a lamb. So will the next sudden jihadi syndrome types pretend to be special needs or handicapped in some way?


46 posted on 10/06/2011 2:56:02 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: no-to-illegals; goat granny

Not sure why the question on the table relates to grandmothers and goats.

But I’ll ping the expert.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 2:57:18 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Abathar

I hope he broke the allah dude’s arm in the process.


48 posted on 10/06/2011 3:09:01 PM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome or handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Abathar

nappytano is too busy looking for white Christian patriotic terrorists.

LLS


49 posted on 10/06/2011 3:36:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Abathar

Gee you mean the TSA gumshoes didn’t detect this guy before he got on the plane? The TSA record of 100% failure in detecting and thwarting terrorist or possible terrorist attacks is still intact.


50 posted on 10/06/2011 3:57:57 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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