From the Washington Post:
A university student from Egypt was ordered held without bond after prosecutors said they found a pilot’s uniform, chart of Memphis International Airport and a DVD titled “How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act” in his apartment.
The FBI is investigating whether Mahmoud Maawad, 29, had any connection to terrorists. He is awaiting trial on charges of wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number.
Maawad, who is in the United States illegally, told the judge during a hearing Thursday that he is studying science and economics at the University of Memphis.[…]
Maawad had ordered $3,000 in aviation materials, including DVDs titled “Ups and Downs of Takeoffs and Landings,” “Airplane Talk,” “Mental Math for Pilots” and “Mastering GPS Flying,” FBI agent Thad Gulczynski testified.
The company reported Maawad to authorities when he didn’t pay for $2,500 of merchandise it had delivered, Gulczynski said.
So,. it appears (though, it is not certain) that Muslim Extremists are still trying to use commercial aircraft as weapons of terror against the United States.
And it also appears that the US federal government has done a good job in preventing this threat from becoming fully realized.
But, instead of applauding this story, I expect most Americans will not even become informed of it. And of those who are informed, I suspect many on the Left will not view it as a positive development, but as a “violation of basic civil rights” and all the rest.
I’m sure the ACLU and CAIR will be on the scene to denounce the government at any time…Powered by Sidelines