Just two more misunderstood Muslims practicing their freedom of religion and their freedom to tape cell phones to Pepto-Bismol bottle and perform a dry terror run. Oh, I am sure there is just a completely innocent explanation to this, NOT!
Two men have been arrested on a United Airlines fight from Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The suspects, Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, of Detroit, MI, and Hezem al Murisi, are believed to have been performing a dry terrorist run. The question that needs to be asked is how did these two even get as far as Amsterdam after being “red flagged” for screening previously? Maybe these guys were just moderates otherwise they would have had cell phones taped to Maalox instead.
U.S. officials said the two appeared to be travelling with what were termed “mock bombs” in their luggage. “This was almost certainly a dry run, a test,” said one senior law enforcement official.
A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.”
Because every normal law abiding individual carries a cell phone taped to Pepto-Bismol bottle, carries box cutters, knives in their luggage and then gets on a plane headed for a different destination than their luggage.
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.
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.
Just curious as is Weasel Zippers, why did the TSA allow Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi to board an airplane with his luggage intact after catching him with $7K in cash, a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle, three cell phones taped together, a box cutter and three large knives? Good question. Maybe their TSA memo stated that a suspected terrorist had to possess C4 or other explosive devices? Maybe some one from the TSA would like to explain themselves as to how they endangered passengers from what was an obvious bizarre situation. But I guess because they were Muslim, that made it normal and acceptable to have a cell phone taped to a bottle of Pepto!
Political correctness will be the death of us. If it looks like a terrorist and acts like a terrorist, guess what TSA … ITS A TERROIST!