SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS 5 / KCBS / AP) — A passenger aboard a Chicago-to-San Francisco flight was wrestled to the floor by flight attendants and fellow passengers late Sunday night after the man began yelling and banging on the cockpit door as the flight approached SFO, according to authorities.

28-year-old Rageh Almurisi of Vallejo was seated in the coach section of American Airlines Flight 1561 when he allegedly started to walk briskly toward the front of the plane within 30 minutes of its scheduled landing at SFO, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said.

A flight attendant said it seemed, initially, that he was going to the forward bathroom. However, once Almurisi walked past the first class section and the bathroom, the flight attendant asked him to sit back down.

Almurisi apparently ignored the order and started to yell unintelligibly and pound on the cockpit door.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Fellow passenger Andrew Wai of San Francisco told CBS 5 that Almurisi seemed fidgety throughout the flight.

“He had been yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ running down the aisle and then either him of passengers started yelling go, go, go,” Wai said.

Allah Akbar means “God is Great” in Arabic.

Martelle said a flight attendant asked for assistance with the passenger and a number of people responded, including an off-duty American Airlines pilot.

Federal Complaint Against Passenger (.pdf)

“After he was subdued, they found a seat nearby where they could monitor him,” Martelle said.

Rodriguez said Almurisi was wrestled to the ground by crew members and two passengers — a retired Secret Service agent and a retired San Mateo police officer.

He was put in plastic handcuffs and placed in a nearby seat until the Boeing 737 landed at SFO at 9:12 p.m.

Wai said he feared the worst, an al Qaeda plot to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death.

“It was a big moment of relief, especially when we landed on the tarmac and knew we were going to be on the ground and not flying into a building in San Francisco,” said Wai.

San Francisco police were notified about the disturbance before the plane landed, and were waiting to take Almurisi into custody as soon as the plane touched down.

Because Almurisi struggled when he was wrestled to the floor, he had apparent abrasions on his body, Rodriguez acknowledged. No other people aboard the flight suffered any injuries.

Police transported the man to San Mateo County General Hospital for treatment before he was booked at the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City about 1:30 a.m., where he was charged with interfering with a flight crew – a federal offense.

At the time of his arrest, Almurisi was in possession of a Yemeni passport as well as a California identification card, Rodriguez said.

Police said Almurisi has no clear or known ties to terrorism.

Rodriguez said authorities have not yet established a motive for why Almurisi got up from his seat and went toward the cockpit door.

A cousin of the suspect described him as an educated, easygoing person who had arrived in the Bay Area a year-and-a-half ago from Yemen in search of better opportunities.

He was unable to find work in Vallejo, a city hit hard by the real estate bust, and recently moved to New York where his brother lived in search of better luck, said Rageh Almoraissi, 29, of Vallejo.

Almurisi had not told his extended family in California that he was returning to the area, Almoraissi said.

“He’s very laid back, he’s always smiling, he’s always laughing. He’s not an angry person,” Almoraissi said. “Everybody’s worried about him. It’s not typical of him.”

Almoraissi said he could not imagine what may have caused his cousin to act as authorities allege he did on the plane, but said he was certain Almurisi was not a terrorist. He said his cousin did not show an interest in politics and was not intensely religious.

“He might have seriously mistaken the cockpit for the bathroom,” Almoraissi said. “He’s only been on three planes in his whole life.” Almurisi was taking classes in California to learn English but was not happy with his progress, his cousin said.

The plane originated at LaGuardia Airport in New York and was headed to SFO by way of Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The airport continued to operate normally and there were no delays related to the incident.

“This seems to be an isolated incident and San Francisco police are doing everything to investigate the case,” Rodriguez emphasized.

Almurisi is due to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate James Larson in San Francisco at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the charge filed by federal prosecutors.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

Comments (142)
  1. Dennis Clay Jr. says:

    And it begins…

    1. Patty Cakes says:

      do not assume until you have the full information

      1. genomega1 says:

        Yeah we know the drill, just another isolated incident.

      2. Mike says:

        Hey Patty Cakes. How do you know when you have the full information? I am rather perturbed at people who say don’t judge until “all” the information is in. And just when does that happen and how is it decreed and communicated to the public so one we can express his/her constitutional right of free speech? BTW, “all” the information is never in. Your PC equivocation is a joke. A duck is a duck is a duck.

      3. crypticguise says:

        I don’t need full information to kill him. Someone should have broken his neck, accidentally or otherwise.

      4. Olddago says:

        Hey patty we have all the information… He’s a MUSLIM.

      5. Oren says:

        He’s from Yemen with a California ID. That’s enough information thank you. You’d wait until he blew everyone out of the sky before the first ? popped up.

      6. Doustoi says:

        I suppose the ‘full information’ includes how many people died from the suspect’s terrorist act?

      7. idaho2run says:

        What an idiotic comment. Another out-of-control member of the religion of peace. Does that make 2,000 incidents or attacks now?
        Is this an isolated incident?
        Wake up.
        Bet you have never spent time in the East, have you?

      8. Dave says:

        Some guy yells “allahu akbar”, on an airplane, and we are not to come to any obvious conclusions? Really?

      9. Richard Schulze says:

        I’ll bet he wasn’t even ‘fingered’ by TSA. They’re busy checking poop in diapers and molesting granny.

      10. Chicagoan says:

        Assume my pancakes… what’s there to assume, huh? These events have been going on incessantly since 9/11. There are hundreds of unreported terrorist events that occur every year. Wise up. Neither Islam nor it’s followers are friends to the Western culture, to freedom, nor to democracy.

      11. muhammed atta says:

        Patty, this means you are into Caviar? Thank Allah for trained professionals. My my untrained lay-person’s hands, his neck would have been torn open, and he would have drowned in his own blood.

      12. Hugh Mungous says:

        they should have done a dance on his face 4 or 5 times

      13. ted says:

        Hey Patty Cakes is right, wait till we have the full info. So lets break out the water board and get it!

      14. Kathy Ozanne says:

        When is THAT going to happen? Come on, you KNOW that revenge is a dish best served cold in the Eastern mind. Stop thinking like a Westerner.

      15. omstrat says:

        PS Patty , get off line before mom catches you again , Go finish your homework and let the big people chat on here OK ? Geeez Patty you want to spend ANOTHER year in High School AGAIN

      16. expertskier says:

        @Patty Cakes …. “do not assume until you have the full information

        May 9, 2011 at 8:34 am ”

        All the information I would’ve required to take this pos out happened as soon as the flight attendant ordered him seated while he was advancing …. and if I had heard him say allah akbar when he started to move … I would have all the information I needed … right then and there … to rip his nuts off and feed them to him ….

    2. joshbot says:

      Realistically terrorists will kill everyone reading this. Freedom is dangerous so the Constitution is your enemy. If you don’t obey you hate America. Do not watch Fabled Enemies at youtube.

    3. Boocho says:

      I am going to go burry my head in the sand because I am too stupid to understand what this was about. I will wait and see what our government tells me I should believe.

      1. Mucho Macho says:

        Ha – good one!. Or, are you the spokesperson for the entire Democratic Party? I’m confused now.

    4. wind in his hair says:

      How did this guy get through TSA? Shouldn’t they have caught him? I guess we can’t rely on TSA after all.

      1. genomega1 says:

        The TSA is a billion dollar joke. We molest 6 year old children and harass 80 year old seniors but a Muslim woman in full garb cannot be patted down or scanned.
        You tell me.

      2. EJ says:

        TSA is anti-American, period. Traitors all, they haven’t stopped a single thing, just felt up a bunch of people and violated our rights. THEY are the terrorists.

      3. D says:

        I didn’t see any information that indicates he had a weapon. Unfortunately, you can’t scan for “crazy”.

    5. jason says:

      Patty doesn’t exist – just another bogus, liberal post from a terrorist who trick and pollute the minds of STUPID LIBERALS. “ALLAH AHKBAR!!!!” Umm. Yeah. Hey – maybe he thought he just won the lottery. Oh wait, he was cut off from any communication: i.e. he’s a bleeping TERRORIST you clown. The difference between Liberals and the voyagers on the Titanic was that they were both ignorant of the state of affairs, but the people aboard The Titanic didn’t VOTE to HIT the ice berg!

      1. jdaniel says:

        Captain Smiith of the Titanic to final passengers: “Beside the mishap, did you enjoy the band?”

    6. EJ says:

      Kill all terrorists.

      1. w says:

        Did he yell “Geronimo”?

    7. david laird says:

      Just throwing this out there- he seems like he may be playing a ‘death by cop’ type scenario, with a little ‘Do the Right Thing’ mixed in. Maybe he wanted to go to jail, or thought someone would shoot him as soon as he started shouting ‘allah akbar’

      1. Dotcommie says:

        @david laird

        “Just throwing this out there- he seems like he may be playing a ‘death by cop’ type scenario…”

        Possibly. Whether he was or wasn’t, he’s lucky that he didn’t get what he wanted. Although many people are posting about making him dead, I think that it’s very appropriate to remind everyone that God-fearing Americans will give the proper amount of force required for a situation.

        The guys that took him down didn’t need to kill him. That may be because he was in a bad place, mentally, and really wasn’t a terrorist. A real terrorist, out to kill, would not have received the same treatment. The more they fight, the more we will return fire.

      2. D says:

        That makes more sense than any of the other comments being made here.

  2. Booga says:

    Someone forgot to take their meds.


    For all of us who fly, are you prepared to subdue or help subdue another passenger who might attempt to bring down the plane you’re on???
    What will YOU do? What CAN you do?

    1. HansDelbrucke says:

      Yes, As I walk to my seat, and after I am there, I look at everyone boarding the plane and determine, if necessary, can I take that person down by myself, if need be. I am willing to protect my family and my country, unlike many of the passengers who board that same plane.

      1. GI-JOE says:

        I’m with you pal! Most people will not act, but if the situation ever arises I’ll be on his neck with you! He won’t live to see the light of day.

      2. GI Jehova says:

      3. InTheBubble says:

        Gotta love that GI Jehova video. That one had me howling.

    2. expertskier says:

      Oh … yes … I am quite prepared …. what will I do if needed has nothing at all to do with what I can do …. I am quite prepared …. the end result of custody for the jagoff at the end of the flight was never even considered ….

  4. Texas Dave says:

    You have to know you are going to get a whoopin for actions like these. The passengers will line up to help see you get it!!!

  5. jerb says:

    I mean, there is a genuine phenomenon where people go crazos because of the altitude. Hope that’s all this is.

    1. Dave says:

      That’s a very nice sentiment, but the facts don’t support it. The ‘altitude’ in the cabin is only slightly higher than Denver, and people with atltude sickness don’t spontaneously yell “alahu akbar”.

    2. jdaniel says:

      Or maybe he just needed a few virgins.



    1. fi,nb says:

      We can’t waterboard; it’s uncivilized. A .223 caliber double-tap to the face is what our advanced liberal culture has deemed appropriate.

      1. Dan says:

        .308 SOCOM II ftw.

      2. PClifford says:

        Good Call!

      3. Billy says:

        Works for me…

      4. expertskier says:

        Pardon …. 9mm …

  7. BillG says:

    Once again, we have another “isolated” incident coupled with the hundreds of other “isolated” incidents….WAKE UP..BE VIGILANT

  8. fi,nb says:

    Police said Almurisi has no clear or known ties to terrorism.

    Then they looked at his name….

    1. Eric says:

      And his Yemeni passport, maybe? Or the fact that he was in Yemen and only recently returned to the U.S.? Could ANY of those be any kind of indicator that this dirtbag might have had less than honorable intentions? Hmmmm? Nah, couldn’t be – oh look, here comes another little kid, let’s feel her up!

  9. Sorry, was that Ralph Almquist? Because we have to apply the same scrutiny to an Almquist as we do an Almurisi.

    We would not want to offend anyone.

  10. Justice says:

    Oh a plane from CLE to IAD a couple weeks ago – some jerk (seemed White American) tried to get up to go to the bathroom during the approach – it was a small plane and an additional crew member was seated in a pull down seat in from on the door (to the toilet room) then he comes up from while the (male) flight attendant yell at him. Moron drank so much (beer) on the less than one hour flight, he claimed he MUST get into the toilet. Idiot doesn’t realize how lucky he was that the other passengers didn’t tackle him.

  11. Adina Kutnicki, Israel says:

    adela, of course you are correct. However, the lunatics running the asylum contend-move along, nothing to see here…..until a mushroom cloud wafts over any city USA!!That’s their ultimate goal, regardless of the PC loons in media and political leadership.
    Let this Yemeni try such a stunt on El Al, our national airlines.They know what to do with ‘isolated’ incidents.

    1. BigBoa says:

      Unfortunately they appear to be the only one that knows…..

      We are way too concerned with catering to the muslims now that we have one in the Whitehouse…. he has made it his goal to push islam on the nation and crucify anyone that tries to stop him…..

    2. expertskier says:

      I’ve had friends fly El-Al out of Israel …. they all just loooove the way those mirrors make the terminal look so much bigger …. 😉

  12. togwoo says:

    SOunds to me like this dude has some serious issues.

  13. crypticguise says:

    He’s a Muslim. An IslamoFascist terrorist. He should be hanged. Why bother wasting time with him.

  14. Jim says:

    He must be a moderate since he did not explode.

    1. keith wren says:

      They can’t all have a bomb in their diaper like the famous “diaper bomber” did!

  15. keith wren says:

    “Police said Almurisi has no clear or known ties to terrorism.”
    So What!!! Do each of them have to kill a few thousand of us before our “political correct leaders” can finally realize exactly what a terrorist is?
    There are at the very least a billion of “those people” on this earth and everyone of them would either kill us all or cheer for the others that did.
    Another thing… “28-year-old Rageh Almurisi of Vallejo” is not of Vallejo at all… Get real!

  16. BigBoa says:

    Was this another Quaker attack??


  17. Osama Bin Burnin says:

    Why was this muslim even allowed into the USA? Because of our suicidal adherence to an insane multicultural doctrine. Diversity is destroying us.

    1. BigBoa says:

      Because Obozo says we must not make the muslims upset……

      1. Mark says:

        I know, the assassination of Bin Laden has been so well received by the Muslims.

  18. weewayne says:

    i say stand on his neck till the plane lands

  19. keith wren says:

    From the replies on this blog I have to wonder why people like you aren’t the ones running this country. Things would obviously be different and our leaders wouldn’t be making the laws that they call political correctness that coddle the terrorists and will eventually destroy us all.
    On second thought I think that I know the answer… We have the so called “progressive leaders” that stand for everything we hate because most of you people “sell your soul” and keep voting them in. Think about it…

  20. James Ferguson says:

    I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. John says:

    Well, apparently he suffered some abrasions, while the passengers who tackled him had NO injuries. I certainly hope that Obama has Eric Holder look into this attack on Mr. Almurisi as a hate crime!!!

    1. Nemi says:

      JOHN; HATE CRIME HELL! Thats RACIST. Six NATIVE BORN CAUCASIAN AMERICAMS ganging up on the poor muslim.

  22. jake49 says:

    Gee guess what religion.

  23. AJ says:

    “Unruly Man” … must have been Amish right??? The TSA has looked down their noses at the El Al method of screening passengers and checking for body language clues. Lucky for us the TSA is feeling up 6 year old girls and checking babys dirty diapers to keep us safer.

    1. Kim says:

      After reading your report AJ, like crris mattews I got a ‘tingle’ up my leg and I feel safer. Thank you indeed.

  24. jim says:

    where was the TSA ?

    1. Dotcommie says:


      The TSA shouldn’t have been involved here. He didn’t have a weapon. In fact, he had an extremely poor method for whatever he was trying to do.

      The TSA is there to prevent weapons from making it onto planes and to stop people on the No-Fly list. This guy was neither.

      If he truly is just a guy, down on his luck contemplating suicide (not the murder of others, specifically: suicide), then nobody, not even the FBI/CIA would be tracking him. There are plenty of those types of people out there.

      I was just watching the “Flashpoint” TV show, and it does display the instant switch that changes a person from “on-the-brink” to “over-the-edge”. Unfortunately, these people are ripe to being recruited.

      Be vigilant.

  25. Yirmin Snipe says:

    And this nutter was stopped by the TSA? No… I didn’t think so… just another example of how pointless the TSA is…. depend on the public not the government and we will be a lot better off… want to make it safer to fly? Ban islam, stop acting like it is a religion and treat it as a cult of pedophiles as it truly is.

  26. Mark says:

    Once again, it was the passengers NOT the TSA who protected the flying public

  27. zan says:

    TSA…. just like the boy scouts except with no leadership

  28. zan says:

    It’s time to stand up Americans. Do what you need to do to save the country

  29. Greg D. says:

    Know this. If you are on my flight and you fail to heed the directions of the flight crew and you proceed to interfere with or present a threat to the continued safe operation of the flight, you can count on my swift, direct involvement to subdue you and to ensure that you are sufficiently neutralized for the remainder of the flight. Peace.

  30. Bubbalama says:

    Send Team Six to the guy’s house and whack him. That way Nobama can claim credit since no one can publilcly identify the SEALS thereby keeping all the glory for Great Leader.

  31. + says:

    Put all muslim airline passengers in a separate container towed behind the main aircraft and connected by a long cable which can be disconnected if they cause trouble.

  32. achmedA says:

    Dirka dirka, bak-bakala! Muhammed jihad, dirka dirka!

  33. JerseyJeff says:

    A billy club in every seat back. No more airline terror problems.

  34. Mike Mizal says:

    Put him on another plane, but this time to Gitmo!!!

  35. Henry says:

    The methology is to ASSUME, and work with those assumptions until you have CONCLUDED that you have eliminated all other possabilities that could be connected to your pre-concluded stage, and finally present your CONCLUSION to PATTY, and then go have another beer.

  36. Not Chicken Little says:

    hey, his name wasn’t Mohammed, so we know with absolute certainty this wasn’t attempted terrorism…

  37. badrsgord says:

    So where in the Hell are the “Flight Marshals”?………You never hear about one being involved in these things. It’s time to Profile…….however it’d work. The Isrealis’ have been doing it for years with great success. Let’s tap into that. Big Sis at Homeland Security has NO CLUE as WHAT TO DO!!!!!!

  38. SM_Spokane says:


    “TSA…. just like the boy scouts except with no leadership”

    WHAT?! The BSA ‘Trains’ and ‘Tests’ America’s young men. Their goal is to take good boys, and turn them into better MEN. How hows that AT ALL equate to the TSA?!

    Zan, you sound like a total bozo!

    1. SM_Spokane says:

      How does that AT ALL equate to TSA?!

  39. Uncle Bernie says:

    Seeing as it happened in san Francisco, he has already been released and given a city ID card for services and food stamps.
    They deserve him, actually.“

  40. "Dogpatch" Romney says:


    As a former USAF pilot with a “No BS” attitude, if I saw some a**hole get up from a cabin seat and start walking to the front of the aircraft, particularly on descent into SFO, I would be on him immediately and he would never even have reached the the curtain to First Class.. And if I had personally heard him yell “Allah Akbar,” the SOB would have never gotten out of his seat. Is that clear!

    As you were!

    Colonel D.B. Romney, USAF Ret’d

  41. Fred says:

    Hey acmedA you and Muhammed can s**k on each other’s dirka. The great Muslim pastime.

  42. Barry Levy says:

    I am beginning to think that we might need to have two flights to each city. And they can be described sort of like the way some cites are described.

    You can fly the airlines that is protected by Smith and Wesson, or profiling, or you can fly the airlines that isn’t, and doesn’t believe in profiling but prefers TSA patting down and groping 6 years olds and beauty pageant winners.

    And since our President has stated that we are all glad that Bin Laden got what he derserved, with no lawyers, no trial, maybe that is the way to go. Somebody gets unruly and threatens a whole plane, take him out, and stop with this attempt to subdue him arrest.

  43. Sven says:

    What is the deal with the religion of peace. Sure seems to be a lot of mad SOB’s lately. Asia, London and a some instances here with our Arab buddies.

    I thought the illegals from South America were bad, but this is getting ridiculous.

  44. at says:

    He was not going to do anything except test the tolerance of passengers and crew, see how far he could get, etc. This was just intelligence gathering for a real attack to come at some later date to be carried out by different people.

    He didn’t commit any crime, so of course they will let him go. And the only contact he needs to make with anyone is to get this article published.

    Somewhere else someone is figuring out how to smuggle something harmless on board. Maybe a bottle of beer. He won’t drink it, it was an accident, but when he figures out how, other people will smuggle the things on board that are needed. Those people will leave them around the concourse. Hardly a crime. They never bring them on the plane. “Officer, as soon as I found it in my luggage, I threw it away”
    But someone else comes later, and picks up something and brings it on a different plane, and already knows he can get all the way to the pilots door, and has the materials he needs to carry out the plan.

  45. irishsmile says:

    Just Allah Akbar this immigrant back to Yemen! We’ve got too many crazies here.

  46. mohamed says:

    Okay people I’m of Yemeni decent and A lot of people need to cool off this enemies of the west bull. I have no enemies so stop scaring others into believing what your paranoid little brain believe. Now with just a LITTLE COMMON SENSE , regardless of this guy’s intentions he is definitely crazy either temporarily or just crazy period.

    1. Dotcommie says:

      @mohamed –

      Yeah, some people are taking it to the extreme. There are plenty of nice people from most religions/backgrounds. It’s like throwing some blood in the water with sharks nearby. We all know that there’s a difference between “out of work for 2 years, losing my house” crazy and murderous crazy. The people on the plane got it right.

      That doesn’t mean that the next guy/girl doesn’t get put down permanently because he’s fighting back.

    2. DirkaDirka says:

      Nice attempt at taqiyya there mohamed, feces be upon the prophet. Please deny that the sole aim of islam is world domination. When islam talks of peace, they mean the peace that will be when the caliphate is restored and islam reigns as the only religious belief system in the world.

      @dotcommie – the only reason they act nice is because they are in the minority in this country. Just wait and see how they really act when they start gaining numbers. Don’t be a dhimmi!

  47. ADM says:

    Time to toss out all the Muslims. Or do you want this:

    1. SaveTheUSA says:

      Assimilate or be assimilated.

  48. Dang says:

    It was a time and motion study to see how quick people would react. Just like the navy seals, the enemy practices also.

    They know you all will think these actions are isolated non-systemic issues. LOL. Yeah, no trends seen here, eh?

  49. Zack Debarco says:

    Crazy maybe, or crazy as a fox!! Hopefully he will be properly interrogated by
    a knowlegeable investigator so that we can determine if this was a test run or a nut case! As for his cousin with the same name? Sounds like someone needs to talk to him to. What are these folks doing here and if it’s legit, great, but if not- Bye Bye!! I think the airlines should have a program for law enforcement types who know what to do, whereby they get a discount or miles and when they fly the crew knows they have qualified backup.

  50. observant says:

    This guy even looks like the one in the white house. .

  51. Solution-Perhaps says:

    This entire thread is interesting, however, no one has mentioned how we reach middle ground and both sides stop killing each other. Respond to this post if you want to hear how it is going to happen.

    1. genomega1 says:

      There is no middle ground, the Koran says convert or submit or die. These people really believe this and you will not change their minds.

  52. No solution here says:

    Both sides killing each other? Did you forget to take your meds? What alternate hallucinatory universe are you in? The news media keeps wanting it to appear mutual and it’s not. One side is attacking and the other has to take self defense. Or let me guess, self defense is illegal now?

    Bye bye western civilization.

  53. Solution-Perhaps says:

    The answer is woman’s liberation. Sounds a bit out there to us guys, but with freedom spreading slowly thru the Middle East, that is what is going to get our freedoms and security back, not a hatred to Muslims. That said, we need to keep our guard up (that said, I always sit in the aisle seat), we have a long way to go.

    1. CS says:

      @Solution-Perhaps … eh … more than likely whatever “freedoms” women had under these quasi-secular regimes that have fallen will be lost and their lot will be like most women under the yoke of Islam. What is going to get our freedom and security back is for the West to realize that Islam is not compatible with Western ideals and culture and for us to stop ignoring the elephant in the room with this Religion of Peace nonsense.

    2. at says:

      Good point. The way to destroy any culture is with “woman’s liberation”.

  54. droopy says:

    What a disease Islam is.

    All of it.

  55. Solution-Perhaps says:

    Hell hath no fury…..

  56. dustin says:

    For those of you who do not fully understand the Religion of peace:
    Upon encountering an infidel a true Muslim has only 4 choices:

    1-convert him/her to Islam
    2- Kill him/her
    3- make him/her your slave
    4- if none of the above possible then make a treaty until choices 1-3 are possible.

    There are no other choices!!

    1. DirkaDirka says:

      Well said Dustin! This is a true statement that sums things up nicely.

  57. Solution-Perhaps says:

    And for those who do not understand history and are bound to repeat it:

  58. Solution-Perhaps says:

    Meaning that we need to continue to defend against the nutjobs, but moderates should not be placed into the same category. Most folks just want to raise families like the rest of us, moderates on both sides.

    Neither side has or will ever have ultimate control.

  59. dustin says:

    Maybe you need to consult the Koran on compromise.
    There is no such thing. There is a reason why most of the conflicts around the world involve Islam

    Ever wonder why the so called moderates dont condem the so called true musslims? They know the truth, they know what their religion tells them to do

  60. Solution-Perhaps says:

    I cannot believe how many moderate muslims came out in Bin Laden’s name, NONE, they are as happy as we are that he is no longer here.

    I’m sure that on some other site someone is misinterpreting MY BIBLE. Let us not make these “misinterpretations” on either side an issue we can’t talk about.

    Alot to be learned from either side.

    1. DirkaDirka says:

      Yeah, there were so many demonstrations throughout the muslim world hailing the death of bin laden. It was just phenomenal! You are an idiot and they are not misinterpreting the quran. Try reading it and the haddith and you will see the truth.

  61. Get Informed - quit hypothesizing nonsense! says:

    I am surprised at how informed people are. David Selbourne wrote a seminal article on the struggle between the West and Islam. Read it at

  62. SaveTheUSA says:

    Their plan is to multiply like rats and vote themselves into power.

  63. Solution-Perhaps says:

    Like I previously stated, the repressed woman will help the West go gain middle ground. Amen

  64. MichaelEdits says:

    I always yell “God is great” when I go to the bathroom, and I’m an atheist.

  65. sailordude says:

    The lack of joy coming from the Arab (and Muslim) world over UBL’s assassination is really apparent.

    As far as the mistaken bathroom door thing, anything is possible but that seems really really unlikely. And whats up with the liberal slant on the writing of this story? They say he was talking unintelligibly and then later in the story he is quoted as saying Allah Akbar! They also bury the part that he’s from Yemen? That should have been in the HEADLINE!

  66. Chicago Nick says:

    “Police said Almurisi has no clear or known ties to terrorism.”

    Yea he did, He’s a Yemini Muslim and yelled ALLAH AKBAR while in the air. That’s all the proof I’d need to take him out during the flight. He’s lucky I wasn’t on the plane, he’d be breathing through a tracheotomy today if at all.

  67. Barry Bin Inhalin says:

    The Obama’s will likely invite him to the next State dinner…or at least let him crash it.

    Aluha Akbar indeed.

  68. Vigilant Guard says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty normal to yell “Allah Akbar” when you’re going to take a dump.

    Nothing unusual here….. [/sarcasm]

    Congratulations idiot, you just signed up for some one on one time with the local CIA!

  69. TiminPhx says:

    Just what we need, more Muslims invited into the United States. Why, that’s not causing England, France, or other Euro countries a lot of trouble….oh, wait…it is…

    Still, we all want that PC self-righteous Leftist rush don’t we?

  70. Mit Spanner says:

    The guy is most likely a down-on-his-luck immigrant who snapped under the stress of living in recessionary America. I wouldn’t read more into it that that. Some of the commenters here are pretty bloodthirsty though.

  71. Mit Spanner says:

    Remember too, that airlines suffered a rash of plane hijackings well before 9-11. Lot’s of non-islamic nut cases did that.

  72. Glenn says:

    Dam crazy muslims again! As for the retired San Mateo Sheriff’s Deputy. I worked with that slug. Always looking for the easy way out. Retired on a medical disability. What a joke. This guy was gaming the system since day one. Hope this investigate that slug and then maybe he can join that terrorist in jail.