As predicted, Glenn Beck’s rally did indeed foment terrorism, and faster than we originally thought it would. Somebody better stop these white people who are unhappy with the health care bill before somebody gets hurt:
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.
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.
If only people wouldn’t oppose building a mosque near ground zero, understandable backlashes like this could be avoided. Damn those teabaggers.
Update: But of course — Detroit relatives claim it’s all just a misunderstanding.
I don’t know about you, but I also tape my cell phone to a bottle of Pepto Bismol when I travel — it’s just common sense: