Angry Arab Attacks Cockpit Door on California-Bound Jetliner
May 11, 2011, 09:22 PM
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There was a disturbing terrorist-lite attack on an airliner that landed in San Francisco Sunday night, although not all news reports included the important Islamo-details. The KGO written report below doesn’t mention the fact that the agitated Arab was yelling �Allahu Akbar� as he tried to smash the cockpit door, even though the video version showed a passenger who described that vital item.

Perhaps the station left out the Islam part to avoid inciting anti-Muslim sentiments — treating Islam with kid gloves seems to be Job #1 lately among the social engineers in editorial offices.

The perp, Rageh Al-Murisi, carried a Yemeni passport although he also has a California ID and lives in Vallejo. Perhaps he felt disappointed that Osama got whacked and decided to express his feelings in a traditional jihad sort of way. Did he intend a revenge attack to defend Islam?

Below is a brief video that includes the passenger’s mention of the jihadist cry of �Allahu Akbar� which is commonly used to celebrate that infidels are about to be murdered: �God is great!� is the translation. What a religion.

Update: The following video shows how many media outlets ignored the apparent Islamic motivation:

Man attempts cockpit intrusion on SFO-bound flight, KGO TV, May 8, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There are new details emerging about the unruly passenger restrained who began pounding on the cockpit door during a San Francisco-bound flight Sunday night. The FBI says 28-year-old Rageh Al-Murisi is from Vallejo and was carrying a passport from Yemen.

Andrew Wai was on board American Airlines Flight 1561. He got a better look at 28-year-old Al-Murisi than most and says the man had been acting a little strange, even before accounts of him storming the cockpit door.

�Seemed to me this passenger in the back row was just a little bit fidgety, didn’t look like he was sure what he was doing, that kind of thing,� Wai said.

A police spokesperson says shortly before landing at San Francisco International Airport, Al-Murisi rushed the cockpit.

�The flight attendant asked the passenger to return to his seat, when he refused, the flight attendant put his hands on him and physically pulled him away from the door,� Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said.

Police say it took two flight attendants and two passengers to subdue Al-Murisi and place him in plastic handcuffs.

�There were abrasions caused during the scuffle with the passenger; he was taken to San Mateo County Hospital for treatment of abrasions to his chin and elbow,� Rodriguez said.

Wai says Al-Murisi’s outburst panicked many passengers.

�Passengers all around me were crying, the flight attendants were trying to calm certain passengers, we were looking at our lives flashing before our eyes,� Wai said.

Al-Murisi’s family in Vallejo is very surprised about the incident. His cousin told ABC7 Al-Murisi is not a violent person and he is not an extremist and he is not even that religious. Al-Murisi was living in New York, but was moving back to Vallejo.

�Whatever he was trying to do, it wasn’t a terrorist attack, he wasn’t trying to harm anybody,� Rageh Al-Murisi, who shares the same name as his cousin, said. �Under the stress he may not have understood what they were telling him. I’m thinking they may have mistreated him in a certain way and he went to complain to someone, I don’t know what he was thinking.�

Al-Murisi had lived in Vallejo for about a year; his cousin says he even tried to learn English at the Vallejo Adult School. He later left for New York, looking for work.

�He was here at first trying to find work. He couldn’t find work then his brother told him to come to New York and work with him,� Al-Murisi’s cousin said.

But when his brother returned to Yemen, Al-Murisi decided to give Vallejo another chance. He was flying back Sunday night after a layover in Chicago.

�We’re trying our best to figure out what’s going on; that’s all we can do, but we’re going to be here for him 100 percent, he’s going to need us,� Al-Murisi’s cousin said.

ABC7 aviation consultant Ron Wilson says there was virtually no chance that Al-Murisi could have broken through. Unlike older style doors, since Sept. 11, cockpits have become bullet and people-proofed from the cabin.

�It’s a solid panel door, no glass, heavy hinges, double locks,� Wilson said.

The 160 passengers onboard Flight 1561 were grateful for it.

�When I saw him later in the terminal he was stone-faced, not a lot of emotion on his face,� Wai said.

Al-Murisi will appear in a San Francisco federal courtroom Tuesday morning. According to his cousin, Al-Murisi has a wife and a young daughter all still in Yemen.