Theophilus Maranga is right. The airlines were negligent to let Abdulmutallab aboard. The responsibility lies, however, with the useless screening processes that focus on how the last jihadi tried to blow up an airplane, while maintaining a politically correct willful blindness that pretends that everyone is equally likely to blow up a plane in the first place.
“Man who foiled ‘underwear bomber’ sues airlines,” from AP, December 22:
NEW YORK – A New York man has sued two airlines for $10 million in damages for injuries he says he incurred when he jumped on a Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with a bomb in his underwear.
Theophilus Maranga filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan. He named as defendants Delta Air Lines, Inc., Air France-KLM and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who awaits sentencing after admitting he tried to blow up the plane.
Maranga claims the airlines were negligent to let Abdulmutallab aboard. The Wappinger Falls man says he suffered numerous injuries after jumping on Abdulmutallab when he tried to bring down a Christmas 2009 Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight with 290 people aboard….