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American Airlines mechanic pleads guilty to sabotaging plane at Miami International

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posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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By Jay Weaver

December 18, 2019 06:24 PM

An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a navigation system on a Miami flight with 150 passengers aboard pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to destroy the aircraft in a plea agreement designed to avoid a maximum sentence up to 20 years in prison.

“I do admit the guilt,” Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, said through an Arabic interpreter in Miami federal court.

Alani, a veteran AA employee who had lived in California and commuted to his job at Miami International Airport, now faces up to three years in prison under a joint recommendation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and his defense lawyer. His sentencing is set for March 4.
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Read more here: American Airlines mechanic pleads guilty to sabotaging plane at Miami International

This story is extremely troubling to me. According to the article the terrorist, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, when asked why he did this claimed that he wanted to delay the plane to get overtime so he would have to work more on the plane. Alani claimed that he meant no harm to anyone. But when he was asked if he would allow his own family to travel in this plane he stated no. Alani did acknowledge that the tampering he made on the plane was dangerous. If he had tampered with the plane only to delay it, why would he say he wouldn't allow his own family to travel in that plane?

What's more, authorities found a video of ISIS murdering a man in cold blood in Alani's phone, and Alani had sent this same video to someone with an Arabic message "asking Allah to take revenge against non-Muslims." FBI investigators even learned that Alani had lied when he claimed he traveled to Iraq in March to visit his brother. The FBI learned that Alani had told a co-worker that his brother had been kidnapped by ISIS and was working for them. Federal prosecutors even stated that Alani "may have possible links to a Middle East terrorist group", but this information "never came up at the plea hearing."

Yet despite all this damning evidence Alani wasn't charged with a terrorism-related offense? Instead he got a deal in which by pleading guilty, to attempting to destroy the plane, Alani avoided a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and instead he is facing just up to 3 years in prison.

This man should have been charged with a terrorism related offense, and should spend in prison a lot more than just "up to three years."

This story is troubling because this type of sentence shows that certain judges want to be lenient against certain people. Something similar happened in the case of the radical Muslims whom were teaching their kids to shoot to murder other kids in school. Plus in that same case one of the radical Muslims had kidnapped his own son and allowed him to die by not giving him the medication the kid needed, yet these people just got off with probation...

To me this trend of "leniency" against what are radical Muslims in the U.S. is extremely troubling. If the accused had been "non-Muslim" you can be certain that these judges would have given the maximum sentence to these terrorists, as it should be no matter the race or creed of the "radicals."




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posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:30 PM
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Wonderful guy.

I hope he has three, relaxing and reflective years of incarceration having his "oil checked" on a daily basis.

Adios.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
he is facing just up to 3 years in prison.

How 'bout: He's being tied to a pole for the next three years in a public square, and anyone who wants to, is welcome to whip him with a bullwhip mercilessly for the duration of his sentence."



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse


20 years? That's it?

Christ, a guy got 15 years for burning the lgbtq flag!



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:37 PM
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He should be doing the time for conspiracy to commit murder x 150, to be served consecutively.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: ElectricUniverse


20 years? That's it?

Christ, a guy got 15 years for burning the lgbtq flag!


He didn't get 20 years, he is getting up to 3 years...



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Wait, what was the actual criminal charge?

Why was he not charged with 150 counts of attempted murder?

Very disturbing, especially when you consider the FBI involved... If you know what I mean.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

That judge should be removed from the bench but...there's probably no judge to take his/her place that would do any better.

We truly are living in a time when 'wrong is right' and 'right is wrong'...

The 'mechanic' should have been shot.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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Wake up America! You can’t fix a problem you refuse to acknowledge. Muslims don’t play well with non-Muslims.



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Wait, what was the actual criminal charge?

Why was he not charged with 150 counts of attempted murder?

Very disturbing, especially when you consider the FBI involved... If you know what I mean.


"Attempting to destroy the plane", according to the article, is what Alani admitted to. I agree that he should also have been charged with the attempted murder of 150 people, plus he should have been charged with domestic terrorism charges as well. But apparently the judge didn't believe Alani should have had any other charges...

To me Political Corretness is what got Alani off with what is essentially a slap on the wrist...



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posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 08:15 PM
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Jesus, is this teal life?
Terrorists and illegals have more rights than citizens now.
Who removes dirty judges?
No more unAmerican Airlines for me.

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posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 08:21 PM
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 If he had tampered with the plane only to delay it, why would he say he wouldn't allow his own family to travel in that plane


Remorse perhaps? Now that he was caught and facing prison, he wants to some how make it up by telling the court what he thinks they want to hear?



posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: DanDanDat

Remorse perhaps? Now that he was caught and facing prison, he wants to some how make it up by telling the court what he thinks they want to hear?


You are talking about the same man whom sent an ISIS video of an execution/assassination to someone else, and Alani stated with the video that "Allah should take revenge against non-Muslims." Remorse is not what motivated Alani to lie... He is motivated by trying to get a more lenient verdict, which he got. That's his motivation.





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