Although everyone has moved on from the near-miss story that could have crashed an airplane, details about his REAL motive have surfaced.
You many remember the story from July about a plane bound from Miami to Nassau getting grounded when a sensor reported a problem. That problem was due to a mechanic having deliberately sabotaged it by gluing some foam where it did not belong.
It was reportedly due to some guy being pissed off about working conditions and union stuff, and people moved on to other news stories. But the man faced charges for the sabotage. His name is Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani. He is an American citizen who emigrated here from Iraq in the mid-1980s.
At present, he only faces the one charge of willfully damaging, destroying and disabling an aircraft.
But we have since learned some interesting things about the man himself.
We already knew he was Muslim — but that doesn’t necessarily tell us much, so are a lot of other people.
Far more relevant is the allegation that he has some ISIS Propaganda on his phone.
According to local media, U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies when denying bail, including videos on Alani’s cellphone depicting Islamic State mass murders. — NewsMax
Making it even MORE suspicious is what has been reported about the contents of that footage — and even worse, his travel and interactions with a sketchy brother:
The government said in court Wednesday, according to WPLG, that investigators found an ISIS propaganda video he had downloaded on his cellphone showing the graphic murders and then shared it with another person along with a message that said something similar to “Allah, we ask you to use all your might and power against the Kafir.”
Kafir is another word for “infidel” or non-believer — prosecutors at this time, however are not charging Alani with any terrorism-related crime.
According to ABC News affiliate WPLG, prosecutors in court said another American Airlines employee came forward to say that Alani also had taken a trip to Baghdad and Mosul to visit his brother, who allegedly is in ISIS.
Alani’s roommate said that trip was because Alani’s brother had been kidnapped, but photos from the trip on his phone show him smiling and posing with family members, and he does not appear to be in distress, prosecutors say.
Judge Chris McAliley, said “What you did was at minimum highly reckless, it was unconscionable,” and she said the evidence before her suggest he may be at least sympathetic toward terrorists.
If his brother was part of ISIS, maybe he was one of the ones who got their asses lit up in an American bombing run.