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"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee

Posted on 04/24/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures tells the Voice of America that Allah protected his son.

“When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, who lives in Santa Clara, told VOA's Somali service in an interview Wednesday.

Abdi said he received the news about his son's trip in a phone call from police in Hawaii.

“They told me that they were holding my son,” he said. “I was shocked. I wondered how my son went there.”

The teen’s story has been met with amazement by experts, who say low temperatures and lack of oxygen in the wheel well would make it hard to survive such a journey.

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Headed to Africa to Reunite With Mom: Report According to the Federal Aviation Administration, only 25 of 105 flight stowaways reported since 1947 have lived.

“They tried to explain to me about the stowaway and the plane story,” Abdi told VOA. “I got confused, and asked them to call the San Jose police department which later explained to me how things happened.”

Abdi told the news service his son was at home Friday at noon, and they had prayed together. On Sunday, the teen scaled the fence at San Jose Mineta International Airport, sneaking into the Boeing 767's wheel well.

Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Hawaiian Airlines Wheels: Report The teen crawled out of the wheel about an hour after the plane landed in Maui and was spotted by airport workers on the tarmac.

When VOA asked what might have spurred his son to fly to Hawaii in such a risky way, Abdi said:

“He did not receive education when he was in Africa. Since we came here he had learning challenges at school. He was not good at math and science and I think he had a lot of education problems bothering him.”

Abdi described his son as a “very quiet person.”

“He was always busy with watching the TV and using computer. I can say he was really cool boy,” he said.

According to Abdi, his son always talked about going back to Africa, where his grandparents still lived.

“We want to go back, but due to the current living conditions we can’t go back.” Abdi said.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: airlines; maui; sanjose

1 posted on 04/24/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Dry run?


2 posted on 04/24/2014 3:38:32 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: nickcarraway

Terrorist test run.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 3:39:08 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: informavoracious

Without a doubt.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 3:39:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Inbred pedophile-worshipping misogynists (aka mozlums) at it again.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 3:40:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: informavoracious; null and void; dfwgator

I doubt it.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 3:42:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
He was not good at math and science and I think he had a lot of education problems bothering him.”

This lad should transfer to Barack Obama College Preparatory High School!
7 posted on 04/24/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: nickcarraway

Oxygen supply for ones brain is not an issue with Muslims. After 1,400 years of First Cousin incest, they have collected an amazing array of genetic defects.

‘Sides, the brain is not a vital organ among the followers of MadMo.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 3:48:20 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: nickcarraway

Doubtless the kid isn’t bright enough for it to be a planned test run, but equally doubtless some of the actual terrorists are bright enough to recognize the success of his getting on-board as a pilot run gift from allah.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 3:48:35 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Do you know what the name is for a woman who hates men? “Misandrist’. Good luck ever seeing that one used by the media.’


10 posted on 04/24/2014 3:50:52 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: nickcarraway

A Muslim kid stowing away in the wheel well of a plane..if he had a bomb with him everyone on board that plane would have died..gee thanks for nothing Homeland Security..you know Al Qaeda is somewhere thinking “WOW it really is THAT easy”


11 posted on 04/24/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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TSA was too busy groping Grandma to notice a Muslim kid on the tarmac.

Feel safer now?


12 posted on 04/24/2014 4:07:26 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: nickcarraway
The teen’s story has been met with amazement by experts, who say low temperatures and lack of oxygen in the wheel well would make it hard to survive such a journey.

doesn't seem to keep all the Somali from settling in Minneapolis.

13 posted on 04/24/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: nickcarraway

praying to allah, like praying to mother earth. is praying to a pagan idol.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 4:08:18 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: nickcarraway

So now we find out why there were no charges filed.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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It is now safe for those of the Islamic faith to ride in the wheel wells of Jumbo jets because Allah will look after you. /sarc.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 4:15:44 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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Just a reminder:


             

17 posted on 04/24/2014 4:18:26 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: nickcarraway

With such a lack of oxygen for 5 hours “allah” very probably gave him permanent brain damage as well.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 4:23:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Nope, dont feel safe at all..and knowing this kid was in that plane for SEVEN hours with no one noticing is even more frightening..yet TSA will pat down a 4 year old little kid for NO reason but not pay attention to someone in the wheel well of a plane, Al Qaeda must be laughing their asses off right now


19 posted on 04/24/2014 4:28:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yup - there’s the signal to the terrorists. They don’t care if they make it alive. Getting up in the wheel well with a bomb and it’s a more spectacular version of a suicide bomber getting on a bus in Israel and blowing everyone up.

Sure hope they’re now checking the wheel wells before take-off.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 4:31:04 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: informavoracious

Practice.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway
Allah saved him

Actually Jesus saved him. The Devil (Allah) made him do it.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 4:48:46 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: nickcarraway

With such careful supervision by allah, he seems to me to be a perfect candidate for suicide bomber. he already knows how to get onto an airplane undetected!


23 posted on 04/24/2014 5:01:57 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (for)
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To: Starstruck

>So now we find out why there were no charges filed.

Seriously? No effing charges for a jihadi in training for a magnet bomb? Actually, I don’t expect holder and jihadi barry to allow any charges.

Oh well, after the islamo crowd takes out a few thousand or more Americans we may finally see some real action against these barbarians.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT by soycd
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To: jmacusa
Did you hear the spokeswoman for the airport explain to the public how easy it is to breach airport security? I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Every terrorist who watched her interview must have been drooling over the opportunity to kill Americans. While the TSA is stripping and molesting us inside the airport the terrorist are outside the airport loading stuff on the plane.
25 posted on 04/24/2014 5:28:32 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: peeps36

Story in today’s New York Post about a guy, Adam Urbano,23 of Valparaiso, Indiana arrested Wednesday at Newark Airport trying to get on a flight to Chicago with an AK-47 and 70 rounds of ammo. The guy tried to check it in at the baggage counter. Had no papers or license for it and didn’t declare it. Takes all kinds.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 7:51:50 AM PDT by jmacusa
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To: nickcarraway
The bad part is...there's a security tape of him climbing into the wheel well. Someone was asleep at the monitors.

So much for all that frisking.

27 posted on 04/25/2014 9:39:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Chickensoup
Maybe the kid had c-4 and dumped it somehow before they landed. In other words, he chickened out.

He sure didn't get into the wheel well and expect to survive.

28 posted on 04/25/2014 9:40:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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