posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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.
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
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
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."
edit on 19-12-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.