October 19, 2011

Muslim Yelling "You're All Going to Die, Allahu Akbar" on Airplane Not as Funny as Once Thought

I'm not going for the "dry run" hypothesis that so many jump to in cases like this. What one needs to consider is that crazy is not culturally determined. Which means there are a lot of Muslims who, like every other group, are crazy.

But what Muslims should understand is that the rest of us are neither bigoted nor crazy ourselves for fearing a guy yelling Allahu Akbar on a plane more than a crazy guy yelling Jesus saves on that same plane:

“You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic.

Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m. He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

Thanks to Galen.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:23 PM | Comments |