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ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack
ABC News via wire update .com Blog ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Monica Lawrence

Posted on 08/30/2010 3:44:57 PM PDT by KeyLargo

ABC: Men arrested at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport were preparing terrorist attack

Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Monica Lawrence | By Monica Lawrence

AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Two men were arrested aboard a United Airlines flight after landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Monday, ABC News reported.

The network, citing Dutch public prosecutor Ernst Koelman, said the men were arrested at the request of American authorities after the flight landed in Amsterdam. ABC said the men were subsequently charged with "preparation of a terrorist attack."

The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, officials told ABC News, which identified the men as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, of Detroit, MI, and Hezam al Murisi.


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Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, left, and Hezem al Murisi, were taken off a United Airlines flight in the Netherlands and have been charged by Dutch police with "preparation of a terrorist attack," according to a U.S. law enforcement official. (ABC News)

1 posted on 08/30/2010 3:45:05 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“The two were allowed to board the flight at O’Hare International Airport”.
Someone needs to go to prison for allowing this!


2 posted on 08/30/2010 3:49:09 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: KeyLargo

Amish world travelers.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 3:49:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: KeyLargo

That is odd, they don’t look Amish.


4 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:15 PM PDT by Monitor (Gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.)
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To: KeyLargo

I would be madder than hell if I or anyone from my family was on that flight.


5 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:19 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: KeyLargo

Did somebody photoshop the moustache off of the second guy? Or did he recently shave it off to not appear as a muzzie?

Why did we let them go to Holland if they were preparing an attack? (Dutch prisons must have much better living conditions, and Obama didn’t want them to suffer?)


6 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:22 PM PDT by datura (Stop Obamunism.)
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To: KeyLargo
The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, officials told ABC News

Of course they were.....

7 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:29 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: KeyLargo
One more reason not to board another plane IMHO--:

The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, officials told ABC News, which identified the men as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, of Detroit, MI, and Hezam al Murisi.

Our airport security seems to suck--big time.

8 posted on 08/30/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: KeyLargo

Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi and Hezem al Murisi. Do I even have to say it?


9 posted on 08/30/2010 3:51:27 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: KeyLargo

Preparing? On a transatlantic flight with no foot-room or head-space? Just how were they supposed to prepare anything when they could hardly deploy their tray-tables because they were all pressed up against the seats in front of them? Maybe they had explosives in their shoes or their underwear but they couldn’t reach the chemical fuses because their arms were pinned to their sides by the people scrunched up next to them.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 3:51:33 PM PDT by casuist (Audi alteram partem.)
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To: casuist

They were probably in first class.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 3:52:40 PM PDT by datura (Stop Obamunism.)
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To: 9422WMR

Government screeners at their finest.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 3:52:41 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (They shall not pass!)
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To: KeyLargo; All
Read this paragraph from the article and watch smoke billow from your eyes and ears:

Airport security screeners in Birmingham, Alabama first stopped al Soofi and referred him to additional screening because of what officials said was his "bulky clothing." In addition, officials said, al Soofi was found to be carrying $7,000 in cash and a check of his luggage found a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle, three cell phones taped together, several watches taped together, a box cutter and three large knives. Officials said there was no indication of explosives and he and his luggage were cleared for the flight from Birmingham to Chicago O'Hare.

Why the Hell do we even have a Homeland Security Dept? What a friggin' joke.

13 posted on 08/30/2010 3:52:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: KeyLargo

I never thought ABC News would be racist, but if they are reportunbg this, they must be.


14 posted on 08/30/2010 3:52:54 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: rdl6989
Do I even have to say it?

I'll say it:

Typical ammonite names!

15 posted on 08/30/2010 3:53:44 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 583 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: KeyLargo

If they’d been whiter, they would have been stopped. Call CAIR, they’ve lost one of their turds.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 3:54:21 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: KeyLargo

They might have boarded the flight, but the individual seated next to them, or immediately behind them, was an air Marshall.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 3:54:24 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What the?


18 posted on 08/30/2010 3:55:33 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: bwc2221

Full ABC report link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/united-flight-arrested-terror-charges-amsterdam/story?id=11517664


19 posted on 08/30/2010 3:55:58 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"found a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle, three cell phones taped together, several watches taped together, a box cutter and three large knives. Officials said there was no indication of explosives and he and his luggage were cleared for the flight from Birmingham to Chicago O'Hare."

EVERYONE occasionally tapes their cell phones together...or to a Pepto Bismol bottle....RIGHT???? (SOMEONE should be fired over this....and this guy should NEVER have been allowed on the plane. I am so glad we do not HAVE to fly anywhere....just got back from a Mandatory flight (medical reasons) and if I had heard/read this BEFORE I left....I don't know....I would have had a HARD time flying.

20 posted on 08/30/2010 3:57:22 PM PDT by goodnesswins (under construction)
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To: datura

NBC Nightly reported they had a pair of cell phones taped to a bottle of Pepto in their lugggage.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 3:57:41 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: datura
Did somebody photoshop the moustache off of the second guy? Or did he recently shave it off to not appear as a muzzie?

Good catch. It's obvious from the color of his skin where the moustache would be, that he has very recently shaved off a moustache that he's had for a long, long time.

22 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:21 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from Free Republic's Porch!)
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To: 9422WMR

CHICAGO — Two men, including one from Detroit, were arrested Monday morning in Amsterdam and have been charged with preparation of a terrorist attack, ABC news reported.

The report names the men as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, of Detroit, and Hezam al Murisi. The report does not list where Murisi is from.

Soofi first raised alarm among security officials in Birmingham, Ala., due to his “bulky clothing,” ABC News reported. Officials who searched his luggage found he was carrying $7,000 in cash, a box cutter, three large knives, a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle and three cell phones taped together.

However, Soofi and his luggage were cleared for the flight from Birmingham to Chicago after additional screening failed to indicate he was carrying explosives.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:39 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: datura

In that case they probably had their laptops out to prepare a powerpoint presentation about lawn care or something and some flight attendant overheard them arguing in Arabic about BULLET points and freaked out. It’s happens all the time to empty suits on aircraft who still believe that powerpoint is an effective presentation tool despite all evidence to the contrary.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:39 PM PDT by casuist (Audi alteram partem.)
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To: KeyLargo
I bet they were members of the Sons of Toyvo and Ano liberation front or an Islamic branch of Al Qeada terrorists.

One of these two groups anyway.

25 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:46 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: KeyLargo
Why are we allowing these people in our country in the first place?
26 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:51 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: 9422WMR

“The system worked”.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 3:59:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: Nachum; Cindy

Ping.


28 posted on 08/30/2010 4:00:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: KeyLargo

The buck never got to big sis.


29 posted on 08/30/2010 4:00:44 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: goodnesswins
Once in Chicago, officials say they learned al Soofi checked his luggage on a flight to Washington's Dulles airport for connections on flights to Dubai and then Yemen, even though he did not board the flight himself.

Instead, officials say, al Soofi was joined by the second man, Al Murisi, and boarded the United flight from Chicago to Amsterdam.

When Customs and Border officials learned al Soofi was not on the flight from Dulles to Dubai, the plane was ordered to return to the gate so his luggage could be removed. Officials said additional screening found no evidence of explosives.

Crazy!

30 posted on 08/30/2010 4:01:10 PM PDT by txlurker
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That complete and utter FAILURE by the Birmingham screeners is so beyond moronic that it makes me wonder if they aren’t accomplices. I hope investigators will question those screeners.

And to think the public sector’s average pay outpaces the private sector nowadays.


31 posted on 08/30/2010 4:01:15 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: casuist
...all pressed up against the seats in front of them?

Heard that some overseas airlines are now offering a "sedate" class. If you are willing to be sedated they have a special section that "stacks" you vertically with just an inch or so clearance to the next "sedated and stacked" pax. A nurse accompanies each flight.Check it out.

32 posted on 08/30/2010 4:01:17 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Why the Hell do we even have a Homeland Security Dept?”

So they can frisk and embarrass your crippled grandmother!!


33 posted on 08/30/2010 4:01:23 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Let’s hear it for Thousands Standing Around. I mean, doesn’t *everybody* tape their cellphones to their bottle of Pepto? Doesn’t *everybody* carry a bottle of Pepto with cellphones taped to it in their checked luggage down in the cargo hold?

I can’t WAIT to hear the Zeroites spin this one.

}:-)4


34 posted on 08/30/2010 4:02:02 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: KeyLargo

Muzzies want to blow up transcontinental planes over U.S. and European cities on 9/11.


35 posted on 08/30/2010 4:03:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: KeyLargo

Those crazy Amish are at it again.-


36 posted on 08/30/2010 4:03:30 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Moose4

Isn’t it maddening that all we can do is rant about such absurdities!


37 posted on 08/30/2010 4:03:58 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: ilovesarah2012

38 posted on 08/30/2010 4:03:58 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Cindy; Velveeta; nw_arizona_granny; bd476; LucyT

fyi


39 posted on 08/30/2010 4:04:23 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: KeyLargo

I would assume they let them go through because they wanted to see where they were going or who was going to meet them. Since I have had a tiny pen-knife with a 1 1/2” blade taken away from me, I don’t see how they could have let them through with the “large knives” unless it was a set-up to catch the people at the other end.

Unless the screener was in on it with them...


40 posted on 08/30/2010 4:04:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: KeyLargo

They look ... Middle Eastern ... perhaps ... Presbyterian? Mormon? No ...


41 posted on 08/30/2010 4:04:46 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Actually, this makes sense.

It looks like this was a "dry run". The article even says that the TSA believes there were "mock bombs" in their luggage. One of them also did some suspicious things, like checking his baggage on one flight and then actually getting on another one.

The TSA probably gave them a little rope to see if they would incriminate someone their handler or other co-conspirators. As others have suggested, they were probably surrounded by air marshals.

These guys were on a trans-Atlantic flight and they knew exactly where they were landing. So, the US didn't need to arrest them until they might get away -- and the Dutch obliged by doing so.

In all fairness, I would have been really upset if I was on that flight. But, I think I can see why the TSA didn't collar these guys right away.

42 posted on 08/30/2010 4:05:20 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Moose4

The TSA morons said that dry runs are okay as long as there are no explosives in the test devices.


43 posted on 08/30/2010 4:05:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: boomop1

Maybe a buck passed her.


44 posted on 08/30/2010 4:06:20 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well EEE in our screwed up world currently run by libtards it is racist to think two guys with Arabic sounding names having knives, box cutter, cell phones taped together, a cell phone taped to a Pepto Bismal bottle and watches taped together were planning anything but peaceful actions in an infidel airplane.

These two schmucks shouldn’t have ever been allowed on an airplane and should have waterboarded right there in Birmingham.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 4:06:40 PM PDT by A message
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To: 9422WMR
Sounds like a practice run to me to see if screeners pick up on this.
46 posted on 08/30/2010 4:07:00 PM PDT by diggerwillow
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To: KeyLargo
More Islamic terrorists thinking they will get laid indefinitely by 72 virgins if they can get just killed in the process of killing other people.

That is some wacked out theology you got there guys.

47 posted on 08/30/2010 4:07:12 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: KeyLargo

I’m shocked i tell ya, Muslims, trying to commit acts of violence..I tell ya I AM STUNNED/sarc


48 posted on 08/30/2010 4:08:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: KeyLargo

It looks like Obama and Bloomberg are trying to hurry up and build some victory mosques soon and appease the muzzies so they won’t blow up any planes over our cities.


49 posted on 08/30/2010 4:09:07 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: KeyLargo

So for those of you playing at home, how many terrorists named “Mohamed” would this make?


50 posted on 08/30/2010 4:09:34 PM PDT by cicero2k
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