Skip to comments."Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father
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 teens 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 cant go back. Abdi said.
Terrorist test run.
Without a doubt.
Inbred pedophile-worshipping misogynists (aka mozlums) at it again.
I doubt it.
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.
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.
Do you know what the name is for a woman who hates men? “Misandrist’. Good luck ever seeing that one used by the media.’
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”
TSA was too busy groping Grandma to notice a Muslim kid on the tarmac.
Feel safer now?
doesn't seem to keep all the Somali from settling in Minneapolis.
praying to allah, like praying to mother earth. is praying to a pagan idol.
So now we find out why there were no charges filed.
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.
With such a lack of oxygen for 5 hours “allah” very probably gave him permanent brain damage as well.
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
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.