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The man’s relgious and political affiliations aren’t mentioned, so for now we’ll have to assume he’s an Amish Teabagger:
Crew members and passengers wrestled a 28-year-old man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit of a plane approaching San Francisco.
The man was yelling as he brushed past a flight attendant about 10 minutes before American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago was due to land on Sunday night, police said.
Rageit Almurisi, 28, carried a Yemen passport but his nationality is not clear, a spokesman said.
The man has no clear or known ties to terrorism and authorities have still not yet established a motive, San Francisco police Sergeant Michael Rodriguez told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Passengers told of how Almurisi was heard to shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ – or ‘God is great’.
The guy’s not very bright either, because if he got into the cockpit he was going to insist that the pilot divert the plane to a place that is radical-friendly, and it was already heading to San Francisco.
Update: Here’s the lame excuse du jour: The guy’s family said that maybe he was just looking for the bathroom. FreeThinkerNY at Weasel Zippers asks, “Since when does “Allahu Akbar” mean “I have to take a dump?”