July 14, 2004

Suicide Muslim Arrested at Minneapolis Airport

SUMMER'S INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SEASON GOT OFF TO A HOT START IN THE MIDWEST TODAY WHEN: Man arrested with suicide note on flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International

The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Ali Mohamed Almosaleh is in federal custody in the Twin Cities. He was being detained on an immigration law violation, but federal sources confirmed there is much more than that to this investigation.

Sources confirm Almosaleh was carrying a suicide when he was arrested. They say that note indicated a specific time and date for carrying out some sort of public suicide. He was also carrying CDs and DVDs, which federal sources say contained anti-American material. A source also confirms Almosaleh had something with him indicating a connection with at least one known terrorist.

"One of the first things that comes to mind is is he actually going to do something that's the first concern," said terrorism expert Bill Michael. "Second, if law enforcement believes he is, and now rightly so they take an overly safe approach and they try and determine what activity he might actually be planning to engage in."

Almosaleh arrived on a KLM flight last week. A source confirmed he began his travels in Syria and stopped in Amsterdam before continuing to the Twin Cities.

A federal source would not say where Almosaleh's final destination was, but that source did indicate it appears Almosaleh had plans to travel beyond the Twin Cities.

Ah, Syria to Amsterdam, to the Twin Cities, but still no clue as to his final destination?

Perhaps the feds have been too busy to attend the screenings of the film Final Destination . If they had they'd have heard: Agent Weine: Nobody has control over life and death, unless they're taking life, causing death.

Whether Mr. Ali Mohamed Almosaleh was apprehended due to utterly the random and non-profiling methods of airport security was not immediately clear.

Posted by Vanderleun at July 14, 2004 11:11 AM
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Well, okay, but I hope there was no racial profiling going on.

Posted by: jeff at July 14, 2004 1:15 PM