April 6, 2007

Another Case Of Provocative Behavior

Michelle Malkin notes another case of provocative behavior in an airport that recalls the Traveling Imams incident here in the Twin Cities. Two women, one of whom was on probation for waving a fake grenade, have been arrested for suspicious behavior near Dallas' Love Field:

Dallas police and federal terrorism officials are investigating two women, both dressed in camouflage pants under their traditional Muslim robes and scarves, who were seen conducting what appeared to be surveillance and acting suspiciously at Dallas Love Field.

One of the women, Kimberly "Asma" Al-Homsi, 42, of Arlington, who is on probation for a 2005 Garland road rage incident involving a fake grenade, is said to have long-range assault rifle and explosives training, according to a Dallas police intelligence bulletin issued March 5.

"I'm a trained sniper and proud of it," Ms. Al-Homsi said in an interview Thursday after first refusing to comment on whether she has any terrorism ties. She then said no. ...

On the afternoon of Feb. 25, Ms. Al-Homsi and a friend who could not be reached for comment, Aisha Abdul-Rahman Hamad, 50, of Irving, were spotted at Love Field wearing Muslim robes and camouflage pants and "acting suspiciously," the bulletin states. The surveillance video shows one of the women walking back and forth, apparently pacing off distances.

When confronted, the women told officials they were looking for the Frontiers of Flight museum. They left in a red Honda. Descriptions of the incident and the car were circulated at the airport.

Two days later, the museum executive director was leaving for the evening when he noticed the Honda parked facing the runway. A woman, later identified as Ms. Al-Homsi, was sitting on the hood, looking through binoculars at the airplanes. He told the women the museum was closing, and they left.

Once again, we have intentionally provocative behavior, conducted by Muslims in a very overt manner at or near an airport. In this case, one of them already has a criminal record of making threats with fake explosives near the same airport. The ostentatious nature of this behavior and the track record of the one woman makes it pretty clear that they want attention.

But for what? The arrest of the two individuals seems designed to provoke a law-enforcement or security response, just as the Traveling Imams did. While the imams did not get arrested, their behavior -- refusing to take their correct seats and defying the flight crew -- certainly could have had that result. This has the appearance of deliberately pushing the envelope to get arrested, and to give CAIR and its supporters another reason to file lawsuits, perhaps against the John Does who reported them to security.

Watch to see if CAIR or any other organizations step forward to protest the treatment of the two women. While you're waiting, be sure to listen to this interview I conducted with Debra Burlingame of 9/11 Families for America about the John Doe lawsuit and its intended effect.


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Comments (9)

Posted by RBMN [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 6, 2007 6:02 PM

Maybe...two words: defense fund. (with those "defense costs" defined in very broad terms)

Posted by braindead [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 6, 2007 6:30 PM

They are gathering intel on security procedures, so they can work around it.

Something big is coming up, likely before the next presidential election.

Posted by PersonFromPorlock [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 6, 2007 6:37 PM

Something big is coming up, likely before the next presidential election.

They'd be crazy to remind the American electorate that there are enemies out there. Of course, maybe they are....

Posted by Bill Faith [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 6, 2007 7:18 PM

Actually, Ed, no one who's ever spent time on the LBJ would describe Garland as being near Love Field (not that it changes the main points of your post.) They're separated by several other suburbs, most notably Richardson, a known hot-bed of jihadi fundraising disguised as charity. I excerpted and linked.

Posted by unclesmrgol [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 6, 2007 8:06 PM

Given the problems Love Field faces with urban incroachment, there are a lot of places these dimmhwits could go to "watch the planes" which would be less obtrusive to the airport security guys.

This has got to be, as someone stated above, agitprop. The 9/11 terrorists tried to blend in. Wearing female Islamic garb (even in the cold) is not quite the way to blend in.

When they file their lawsuit alleging discrimination, we'll all know why, I think.

Posted by Jim Rockford [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 7, 2007 12:48 AM

When Alexander sought to attack the Indians, he brought his Army every day for two weeks down to the river, and then turned back. As an "exercise" ... soon the Indians naturally lost their vigilance. Because no one can maintain that vigilance forever.

After two weeks of this Alexander attacked, and even openly marching his Army down to the river, the Indians were not ready until it was too late and Alexander crossed the river.

This is that.

And no, the Jihadis think if they inflict even more losses before the election, we will simply capitulate. It worked in Spain. It's worked in Britain.

Posted by patrick neid [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 7, 2007 6:44 AM

they are working on two of our fatal flaws---our legal system, which i don't want changed and our predisposition towards dhimmitude. the last i wish i could.

with our country presently split 50-50 i can't figure how we are going to withstand this hollowing out of culture. what with europe already going over the edge and politicians here ready to sell their mothers' for a vote, how are we to withstand this constant chinese water torture of drip by drip once the muslim population reaches 3-5%.

practicing muslims cannot abide by a separation of church and state. throw in a 10% mix of radicals and the road looks pretty gloomy. even talking about this gets one labeled a bigot. unless islam reforms itself Orwell may prove to be right going forward.......

Posted by pagar [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 7, 2007 7:12 AM

"And no, the Jihadis think if they inflict even more losses before the election, we will simply capitulate. It worked in Spain. It's worked in Britain."

It will work in the United States if the Democrat leadership have their way. If the Democrat leadership have their way it will soon be illegal to defend America.

Posted by Woody [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 7, 2007 8:05 AM

Be On The Lookout!

Look beyond these people. My gut tells me they are practicing diversionary tactics and testing them to see how suspicious their behavior needs to be to divert attention and hold it. They are already a target of scrutiny where ever they show up.

Already, they appear on the scene and all eyes are on them. Don't ignore them, but train a few eyes elsewhere. Their "plans" would probably be for some place near enough to be in the jurisdiction of any law enforcement unit they might be in - so as to divert or divide those law enforcement resources....

I'm just sayin'...


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