Because of this incident, fighter jets escorted the plane into Honolulu. Uskanil, as you can see from the report below, was drinking — so therefore people will say that this incident had nothing to do with Islam or jihad. And that may be, although it may also be that he was drinking to steel himself for an act of jihad that he knew would be a good deed that would outweigh all the bad deeds he had committed, including the drinking itself. Also, many, many people drink on airplanes and before they board airplanes, sometimes to excess, and yet don’t end up trying to break into the cockpit. This bears watching, but given the present climate it is anybody’s guess as to whether the full story will ever be released to the public.
— Shanell Wolslagel (@SJWolslagel) May 20, 2017
“Man Who Allegedly Tried to Break Into Cockpit of LA to Hawaii Flight Identified,” by Jason Kandel, NBC Los Angeles, May 19, 2017:
A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly tried to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii, officials said.
Officials identified the passenger as Anil Uskanil of Turkish ethnicity. He was escorted off American Airlines Flight 31, after it landed safely at 11:35 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time, according to a statement from the airline.
The series of events leading up to the arrest began at 2:45 a.m. at LAX, airport police said.
Los Angeles International Airport Police Division responded to a radio call of a passenger going through a door from the Terminal 5 concourse that led out onto the airfield ramp, according to a statement from LAX.
Uskanil, who was a ticketed passenger on an American Airlines flight, had gone through TSA screening and was immediately spotted by a contractor and detained, LAX Public Information Officer Frederick Badlissi said.
Airport police investigated and determined Uskanil had been drinking but did not meet the criteria for public intoxication. He was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing, cited, given a pending court date and released to board his flight to Honolulu.
On the flight Uskanil had been loitering near the restroom, carrying a laptop, a government source told NBC News. Flight attendants asked him to return to his seat and he refused, the source said.
Uskanil then seemed to lunge toward the cockpit door, according to the source, and that’s when several passengers subdued him….