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Two extremist Catholics detained in Netherlands

I'm sure they were probably listeners of conservative talk radio and likely Tea Party members:

Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with "preparation of a terrorist attack," U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News.

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."

The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said.

The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi, of Detroit, MI, and Hezem al Murisi, the officials said. A neighbor of al Soofi told ABC News he is from Yemen.

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.  

Ahmed Mohamed and Hezem al Murisi...  hmmm... I might be a little off on the whole Catholic thing...  They're probably Mormons... and I'm sure they attended the Beck rally this weekend plotting evil...

We should investigate the funding sources of anyone who thinks differently.


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Comments (20)

Ahmed Mohamed and Hezem al ... (Below threshold)

Ahmed Mohamed and Hezem al Murisi are NOT Catholic names, dummy.

Those are Baptist names...SOUTHERN Baptist.


It is good thing Obama flie... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

It is good thing Obama flies on 'Air Force One' for the way it is going, I imagine next, American conservatives will be demanding Obama be frisked on his flights, and have his luggage closely screened.

Poll: Majority Of GOP Believes Obama Sympathizes With Islamic Fundamentalism, Wants Worldwide Islamic Law.

No wonder we can't get anything passed.

I'm waiting for Gibbs to de... (Below threshold)

I'm waiting for Gibbs to declare that once again "the system worked".

Barry is probably polishing a speech where he'll give medals out to the TSA wizards who allowed these two to get onto the plane.

So Holder was on the job in... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

So Holder was on the job in Holland?

Box cutters again. They should have been beat to death for thier transgressions.

The way Obama is piloting a... (Below threshold)

The way Obama is piloting as Chief of State, he's already crashed us into the towers and is heading for the Pentagon and Capitol next. Damn right he ought to be frisked the next time he gets on AF One.

Shiftless Obama has respond... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Shiftless Obama has responded to Holder's botching the arrest of the Christmas Day Bomber by allowing these jerks to leave the country so they would be arrested by the Dutch - who as we know will fall all over themselves letting them go.

There are deeper issues here - for instance, why are we allowing anyone from Detroit or Yemen to board airplanes?

I think they were scientolo... (Below threshold)
workingclass artist:

I think they were scientologists...but since I'm a clam person I could be wrong....

Crickmore, HotAir had a ver... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Crickmore, HotAir had a very good take down of the Newspeak "poll". Not on ideological grounds but on statistical grounds. It is clear that Newsweek manipulated the numbers in an undisclosed manner in order to achieve the results they desired.

Hey the system did work! I... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Hey the system did work! In fact it works as often as obama does!

It appears the Islamofacist... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

It appears the Islamofacists didn't get the memo about "hope & change".

Let's see....these two were... (Below threshold)

Let's see....these two were allowed to board planes in Birmingham AND Chicago DESPITE having been discovered with phones taped together, knives, box cutters, etc.

Only in Amsterdam were they pulled off.

Yes, I'd say the system here in America currently works.

Political correctness is going to get more of our people killed...

Clearly Bush's fault.... (Below threshold)

Clearly Bush's fault.

A serious question for you,... (Below threshold)

A serious question for you, Steve: when was the last time you posted a comment that was actually relevant to the topic at hand?

I thought you were above the "hey, look over there!" school of trolling.


Hey wing nuts wait just a s... (Below threshold)

Hey wing nuts wait just a second, some christian extremist set fire to a back hoe in Tenn so... I mean... come on.... Christians are really much much worse they are trying to start a religious war. You guys get pissed off because some muslim wants to open a box I mean really. Sarc off

"The two were allowed to... (Below threshold)

"The two were allowed to board the flight at O'Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said."

Why? So they can be released by the Dutch only to come back with real bombs?

"No wonder we can't get any... (Below threshold)

"No wonder we can't get anything passed."

Hahahahaha!!!! Freaking majority in BOTH Houses of Congress! What do you need Stevie, ABSOLUTE control of both Houses in order to pass something?

Keep drinking that Kool Aid! Oh, and I'll add for you; "It's all Bush's fault!".

Steve adds his "no wonder w... (Below threshold)

Steve adds his "no wonder we can't get anything passed" to every post and everytime it's pointed out to him that the dems owned the entire govenment until Scott Brown was elected. They couldn't hold their team together past the point that America turned on their agenda and that is their problem. Now to be fair if the republicans do become the majority they best not screw it up again or they will be turned out in 2 years.

Jay, my comment, I thought ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Jay, my comment, I thought which was as relevant, as any others to the post, 'Two Extremist Catholics... and the vein which it written.

Rick not only invites but seems to demand satirical comment about the full names of the suspects and their presumed faith, Islam, which was the only Tag, the post was filed under.

At the risk of going off topic, would Barack Hussein Obama have this credibility problem, and it is enormous, had Obama`s mother given her son her name Stanley Dunham and added Jr. for good measure and baptised him at an early age?

John, of course they the GO... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

John, of course they the GOP would screw it up. They can't possibly get the Senate, but perhaps the House and even that will be close.

Actually, Obama may then be in his element. Though of liberal tendencies he is by nature a centrist, a compromiser, too aligned to the establishment. He doesn't rock the boat or risk it. I wish he would frankly. But at least, with the nation divided we would have a reason for gridlock and could see the GOP opposition has no new solutions for getting us out of the economic crisis, beyond tax cuts for the wealthy.

Also it appears someone com... (Below threshold)

Also it appears someone committed arson at the mosque construction site, several hundred miles too close to ground zero, in Tennessee.


The people who did this clearly MUST BE Muslim. Because we know all terrorists can only be Muslim. Just like those Imams who shoot abortion doctors. Or Timothy bin McVeigh.

By the way, in case it isn't clear, this comment is on topic because this article is clearly implying that only Muslims are terrorists. And Christians would never *ever* do such a thing.






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