First story:Yemeni Man Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Tries to Rush Cockpit on AA Flight to San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – The passengers sat stunned as they watched a man walk quickly toward the front of American Airlines Flight 1561 as it was descending toward San Francisco. He was screaming and then began pounding on the cockpit door.
Within moments Sunday, a flight attendant tackled Rageh Almurisi. Authorities do not yet have a motive.
While authorities said that Almurisi, 28, of Vallejo, Calif., has no clear or known ties to terrorism, the incident underscored fears that extremists may try to mount attacks to retaliate for the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden last week.
Federal agents are investigating Almurisi’s background. He was carrying a Yemeni passport and a California identification card, authorities said. [source]
BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) – A Saudi national studying English at Roger Williams University is charged with making a bomb threat, Bristol police confirmed Monday.
Investigators say Abdulrahman Khalid Althuwayb requested food when the dining hall was closed Thursday. After a worker asked the suspect to return during regular business hours, police said the suspect replied, “OK don’t worry, today is the last day, and tomorrow I blow the walls out.” [source]
Neither of these men,I think, has anything to do with any terrorist group. But the question remains why they did what they did? As if Muslims in America need more bad publicity.