“His lawyer said Diaz has problems with mental illness and alcohol.” Is Diaz a convert to Islam? AP doesn’t deign to tell us. He may be a psychically marginal non-Muslim who is echoing the rhetoric of the strong horse. Or he may be a full subscriber to the ideology of the self-proclaimed lovers of death. AP doesn’t consider these questions, which are in reality the most important aspects of the story, relevant.
“Man Who Shouted ‘Jihad’ on Flight Sentenced to 9 Months,” Associated Press, April 5, 2016:
A New York man who forced a United Airlines flight to return to northern Virginia’s Dulles Airport after shouting the word “jihad” and rushing the cockpit has been sentenced to nine months in prison.
Thirty-six-year-old David Patrick Diaz of Poughkeepsie, New York, pleaded guilty earlier this year to interfering with a flight crew.
On a March 2015 flight from Dulles to Denver, Colorado, he was tackled by a group of passengers after shouting “jihad” and saying there was something in the belly of the plane.
His lawyer said Diaz has problems with mental illness and alcohol….
Diaz also was ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution to United.