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  • Passenger Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Tries to Open Airplane Door, Cops Perplexed as to Motive

    09/07/2023 11:07:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 7, 2023 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The first indication that something was amiss on Wizz Air Flight W9 4452 from Tel Aviv to London Monday was a hulking passenger who kept walking back and forth the entire length of the airplane, from the cockpit to the rear emergency exit and then back again. The plane’s engineer recalled: “I saw him going up and down, maybe looking for weak points on the aircraft… checking seat numbers… It was a very scary situation.” It got a lot scarier. Repeatedly screaming “Allahu akbar,” the suspicious passenger punched a crew member and tried to open an emergency exit door, which...
  • Kenyan Man Charged With Plotting Sept. 11-Style Attack. U.S. prosecutors say Cholo Abdi Abdullah was acting at direction of terrorist group al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 1:07:56 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2020 | Corinne Ramey
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged a Kenyan man with plotting to stage an attack in the style of Sept. 11 at the direction of al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that serves as al Qaeda’s principal wing in East Africa. Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30 years old, traveled to the Philippines in 2016 to train as a pilot and researched how to hijack an aircraft in preparation for crashing a commercial aircraft into a building in the U.S., Manhattan federal prosecutors said. They said he acted at the direction of an unidentified senior al-Shabaab commander who was also responsible for planning a 2019...
  • Kenyan National Indicted for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of the Al Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Organization Al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 2:32:34 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | December 16, 2020 | Department of Justice
    Cholo Abdi Abdullah Obtained Pilot Training and Researched How to Hijack Aircraft in Order to Conduct a 9/11-Style Attack at the Direction of al ShabaabThe Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts of terrorism-related offenses arising from his activities as an operative of the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab, including conspiring to hijack aircraft in order to conduct a 9/11-style attack in the United States. Abdullah was arrested in July 2019 in the Philippines on local charges, and was subsequently transferred on Dec. 15, 2020 in connection with his deportation from...
  • Pennsylvania man arrested after allegedly attempting to bring explosive on flight

    03/01/2023 5:09:23 PM PST · by devane617 · 47 replies
    foxnews ^ | 03/01/2023
    Two women who got into a fight with an airline employee were arrested on Tuesday. A Pennsylvania man was arrested after attempting to bring an explosive device on a flight on Feb. 27. Marc Muffley, 40, was arrested by FBI agents on Monday night after he allegedly attempted to bring an explosive device onto an Allegiant Airlines flight from Lehigh Valley International Airport headed to Orlando Sanford International Airport on Feb. 27. After staff with Allegiant Airlines checked Muffley's bag, TSA agents were alerted to the "presence of suspicious items," an affidavit states. When TSA agents physically inspected the bag,...
  • Five cars rented by Biden family burst into flames in Nantucket

    11/30/2022 9:43:32 AM PST · by EBH · 73 replies
    Independent ^ | 11/29/22
    Five cars rented by President Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail for his Thanksgiving weekend trip to Nantucket mysteriously burst into flames a day after he left, according to reports. Footage of the burned out rental vehicles in a car park at Nantucket Memorial Airport was obtained by the Nantucket Current. The local news site reported that the cause of the fire was under investigation. No one was injured in the blaze. Footage showed firefighters dampening down the smouldering remains of several vehicles including a Chevy Suburban, a Ford Explorer, an Infiniti QX80, a Ford Expedition, and a Jeep Gladiator. In...
  • Chinese Airline In Xiamen Announces Large Number of Flights Canceled.

    08/03/2022 12:18:07 AM PDT · by C210N · 19 replies
    THE STANDEFORD JOURNAL ^ | August 02, 2022 | Donald Standeford
    The news agency added, "After checking the public flight information, there are still a few flights taking off smoothly at Quanzhou Jinjiang Airport and Xiamen Gaoqi Airport this morning, but almost all the flights that have not yet taken off have been canceled.".
  • International Silence On the Iranian Regime's Massacre

    10/10/2021 4:06:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2021 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor of Italian origin who led a distinguished life, was at the Auschwitz concentration camp hospital one day due to high fever caused by an infectious disease. He later wrote in his memoirs that when confronted with Soviet soldiers: "They neither greeted nor smiled; they seemed to be tormented by the guilt of why this crime had to happen." The trial of one of the perpetrators of another heinous crime, the massacre of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners in 1988, is currently taking place in a Swedish court. What happened in 1988 was a ruthless, bloody, and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Arrest warrants count as ID for migrants at airport security, TSA says

    01/18/2022 5:44:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2022 8:35 PM ET | Jennie Taer
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) disclosed to a congressional office that migrants flying without proper identification can use an arrest warrant as an alternate form of identification when presenting to airport security, according to a letter the Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively obtained. Responding to Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden’s Dec. 15 inquiry about migrants flying across the country, TSA Administrator David Pekoske explained that certain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents may be considered acceptable forms of alternate identification for non-citizens, including a “Warrant for Arrest of Alien” and a “Warrant of Removal/Deportation.” “TSA’s response confirms the Biden Administration...
  • Woman taken into custody by the FBI after causing a ‘disturbance’ on a flight to Atlanta

    12/26/2021 5:11:03 AM PST · by Cecily · 97 replies
    WSBTV.com ^ | December 26, 2021
    ATLANTA — A woman who reportedly caused a scene while on board a flight to Atlanta is now in FBI custody, according to Atlanta police. Police say they were called to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport last week in reference to an unruly passenger on a Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta. Officers and Delta employees were waiting at the gate when the plane arrived. Passengers exiting the plane told police that a passenger named Patricia Cornwall caused a “disturbance” that led to the injury of other passengers and Delta employees.
  • XILINX AND PIXEL VELOCITY TEAM TO DELIVER WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED 3-D FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

    12/01/2004 4:48:09 PM PST · by ocr1 · 2 replies · 370+ views
    www.xilinx.com ^ | November 29, 2004 | Xilinx Press Release # 04127
    XILINX AND PIXEL VELOCITY TEAM TO DELIVER WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED 3-D FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY 3-D biometric "fingerprint" of human face to revolutionize airport security SAN JOSE, Calif., November 29, 2004 - Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, and Pixel Velocity, a leading image processing solutions company, today announced a collaboration that resulted in the world's most advanced 3-D facial recognition technology. Using the advanced features of Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs, Pixel developed the revolutionary biometrics technology to replace today's limited two-dimensional (2-D) technology in applications such as airport surveillance cameras and automated travel kiosks in airports...
  • Ex-FBI Agent Indicted in Mob Killings

    03/30/2006 8:11:46 PM PST · by AJFavish · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 30, 2006 | Tom Hays
    A retired FBI agent was indicted on murder charges Thursday for allegedly taking bribes from a mobster to supply him with inside information that led to four underworld slayings in Brooklyn. R. Lindley DeVecchio, 65, was arrested in a case of "confidential leaks, payoffs and death" dating back two decades, District Attorney Charles Hynes said. DeVecchio pleaded not guilty and was released on $1 million bail. He did not speak at his arraignment. One of the two alleged mob hitmen behind the slayings was jailed without bail. The other was in Florida, awaiting extradition.
  • 1957: Jack Gilbert Graham, terror of the skies

    01/11/2021 2:54:58 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Headsman
    Jack Gilbert Graham was gassed* on this date in 1957 in Colorado for a cold-blooded mass murder in the skies. Just a petty crook until his turn towards cinematic infamy, Graham fell badly in debt and looked to the friendly skies to recover his financial footing.** When his mother, Daisie King, flew to Alaska to visit family on November 1, 1955, Graham purchased a $37,500 life insurance policy on her at the airport,† knowing that 25 sticks of dynamite had been packed into her luggage. When Graham’s bomb exploded minutes after departure, mom went down in the wreckage … and...
  • Chilling threat sent to air traffic controllers vowing revenge for killing of Iranian general is under investigation

    01/05/2021 10:20:18 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    .cbsnews.com ^ | 1/5/2021 | JEFF PEGUES
    Multiple air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat Monday in audio obtained exclusively by CBS News: "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." The threat refers to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed last year in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump. It was made on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani's death, for which Iranian officials have long vowed revenge. It's unclear who sent the threat. While the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation...
  • Chilling threat sent to air traffic controllers vowing revenge for killing of Iranian general under investigation

    01/05/2021 5:47:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Multiple air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat Monday in audio obtained exclusively by CBS News: "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." The threat refers to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed last year in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump. It was made on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani's death, for which Iranian officials have long vowed revenge. It's unclear who sent the threat. While the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation...
  • Terror Arrest Highlights How Perilous Biden’s Immigration Plans Are

    12/23/2020 7:15:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 23, 2020 | Michael Cutler
    Biden administration would order U.S. to lower its shields. On December 16, 2020 the Justice Department issued a press release about the arrest of alleged terrorist, Cholo Abdi Abdullah, who was conspiring with other terrorists from an al Qaeda-affiliated terror organization to carry out a 9/11-style terror attack inside the United States. This substantiates a point I have made on numerous occasions, where the threats posed to America and Americans by foreign radical Islamic Terrorist organizations are concerned, the “All Clear” has most certainly not been sounded. However apparently Joe Biden and Kamal Harris never got or, more likely, never...
  • Lockerbie bombing: Alleged bomb-maker charged on 32nd anniversary of attack

    12/21/2020 9:33:45 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 34 replies
    Barr charges bomb maker from 32 years ago? WTH? This is what he does on his way out the door, Oh and then he throws a huge sucker punch at conservatives by saying he wouldn't touch the Bidens? Is this guy for real? Barr is a freakin hot mess. I never did warm to him. He said some good things along they way that made you think he wanted real justice but he has proven again and again there is a two tier justice system working against conservatives and President Trump. I still think he instructed Durham to investigate Trump...
  • US to announce new criminal charges Monday in Pan Am terrorist bombing

    12/20/2020 5:11:29 PM PST · by xomething · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/20/2020 | Katelyn Polantz, Evan Perez
    (CNN)In one of Attorney General William Barr's final acts leading the Justice Department, he plans to announce on Monday criminal charges against an alleged bombmaker in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. The former Libyan intelligence officer Abu Agila Masud is expected to be charged for his involvement in the bombing, according to three officials familiar briefed on the matter. Monday is the 32nd anniversary of the attack, which killed 270 people, the majority of whom were Americans. The Pan Am Boeing 747 was en route from London to New York. The announcement...
  • New suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am terror bombing to be charged

    12/16/2020 12:56:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new charges against a bomb-maker linked to the 1988 attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to a report. Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, a top bomb-maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, is accused of constructing the explosive that downed the airliner and killed 270 people on board, the Wall Street Journal said. Masud is being held by Libyan authorities.
  • Man arrested after climbing wing of plane at McCarran International Airport

    12/13/2020 4:23:13 PM PST · by ETL · 51 replies
    FOX5 ^ | Dec 12, 2020 | FOX5 Digital Staff
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police arrested a man on Saturday afternoon after he climbed a wing of a plane at McCarran International Airport. Police said they responded about 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 to the airport where they said the man jumped a perimeter fence and climbed the wing of a commercial plane. Several passengers aboard the flight, including Brooke Knight, posted video of the incident, showing the man falling from the wing before he was arrested.
  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation

    06/18/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation (the “Beijing Convention”), adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization International Conference on Air Law (Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security) in Beijing on September 10, 2010, and signed by the United States on that same date.  I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Beijing Convention.The Beijing Convention is an important component of international efforts to prevent...