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American Airlines mechanic pleads
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Posted By: mc squared, 12/19/2019 10:03:17 AM

A California mechanic who worked for American Airlines for more than 30 years has pleaded guilty to tampering with an aircraft in a deal to avoid a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to reports. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, admitted using a piece of foam to sabotage the plane’s air module system — which reports aircraft speed, pitch, and other flight data to pilots — on a July 17 flight from Miami to the Bahamas with 150 passengers aboard the aircraft. “I do admit the guilt,” he said through an Arabic interpreter in Miami federal court Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald.

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Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani's attorney said of his client, 'it was a terrible lapse in judgement' After 30 year of commuting from CA to FL he must have been self-radicalized.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 12/19/2019 10:07:03 AM (No. 266689)
He worked for American Airlines for 30+ years and doesn’t speak English?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/19/2019 10:12:51 AM (No. 266697)
English is the international language of aviation. No one who works in the industry doesn't speak English. All manuals are in English, period. When an Arab uses Arabic it is because one word in Arabic can have 10 different meanings. It is THE most ambiguous language on earth for good reason, because Arabs are such habitual liars. I suspect this guy's "interpreter" said he admitted his guilt, while the mechanic actually said he was innocent. Muslims have no place in the USA, as their "religion" is an anti-Constitutional political movement, not a protected faith.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 12/19/2019 10:18:17 AM (No. 266709)
So after 9/11, American Airlines still employed a guy names Abdul Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani who doesn't speak English without any investigation?????
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 12/19/2019 10:44:12 AM (No. 266747)
It makes me so mad that Fox would even mention "union contract negotiations" as his excuse, when they know his motivation was his "support for ISIS by making statements about wishing Allah would use “divine powers” to harm non-Muslims while sharing ISIS videos on his cellphone". It was not a "terrible, terrible lapse in judgment", as his attorney says. It was stone cold evil terrorism. And shame on American Airlines for hiring such a person to have access to our planes! I worry about employee vetting every time I see a food service truck pulled up to an airplane. Easiest way in the world to get a weapon onto a plane.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: snakeoil 12/19/2019 11:11:17 AM (No. 266778)
This is one of the reasons I drive everywhere. Granted you can't get to the Bahamas by car. So don't go there.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/19/2019 11:14:20 AM (No. 266782)
Actually - - his name is Leif Bjorn Jorgensen - - and he grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani is just his nickname.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak 12/19/2019 11:43:13 AM (No. 266809)
The interpreter bit is a scam to give him more time to answer a question and claim he doesn't understand.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 12/19/2019 12:07:46 PM (No. 266828)
American Airlines is now on my personal "No Fly" list.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: cold porridge 12/19/2019 12:45:35 PM (No. 266849)
Many people could have died with this terrorist act. I support the death penalty for this type of thing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 12/19/2019 6:37:33 PM (No. 267069)
I don't think I'm going to ever fly again if Muslims are now working on Airplanes? I'm sorry, but airline mechanics have had some very suspect behavior in the past but now we've crossed the line. I'm on the ground for the rest of my old life! Use to work for Thomas Cook Financial Services and flew 300,000 miles my last year with them in '89 when they sold off their Traveler's Cheques and Wagon Lit Travel offices and left the US. I don't miss flying...and that was all before the "don't touch my junk" routine by TSA pervs!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MeiDei 12/19/2019 6:46:07 PM (No. 267078)
3 years is pretty soft sentencing!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chase9365 12/20/2019 4:00:23 AM (No. 267263)
Let me get this straight. You burn a rainbow flag and get 16 years in the slammer. You attempt to kill 150 people and you get up to 3 years in prison. Oh yeah that sounds logical.
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