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Sudanese Muslim Attempts to Kill Jewish Man on Ethiopian Airlines Flight

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A Sudanese Muslim man  was detained after attempting to choke a Jewish man to death on an Ethiopian Airlines flight last week Thursday.

According to Daily Mail, trouble arose when the attacked realized he was seating behind a Jewish, Israeli man 30 minutes into the flight bound for Addis Ababa.

He then allegedly lashed out at the victim, 54-year-old Arik – striking him with a metal food tray and screaming ‘Allah Akbar’ and ‘I will slaughter the Jew’, reports state.

“Only after a few seconds, just before I was about to lose consciousness, did I manage to call out and a flight attendant who saw what was happening summoned her colleagues, ” said Arik. He also stated that during the attack, he called on other passengers to join in attacking him.

The report further states:

“Aside from the staff on board the Chad to Ethiopia flight, the only other person who came to his aid was a Lebanese passenger. He said once they overpowered the attacker, Arik was sheltered at the rear of the plane while his attacker was guarded.”

Speaking on the incident, a spokesperson from the airline said that the attacker showed no signs of violence when boarding the flight in Chad.

24 Comments

  1. dextr

    November 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I am still waiting for a time muslims can tell me that their Holy Book abolishes ALL FORMS of violence or murder. I am a christian i can say that my Bible says so even if the person deserves it or is wrong. Cos muslims keep saying media gives them a bad name I am sorry change it. Christianity is still the most persecuted religion in the world. And some persons will say christians were violent in early times true but guess what those so called christians at the time abolished the distribution of the bible or its reading in public except by them hmmm what does that tell you? Obviously the Bible never supports violence. I am not in any way slammn muslims but I am saying peace should be in deeds not in words. There would always be bad people in any organisation but their act should never have the support or be the ideology of the organisation. I really love muslims especially of northern nigeria yess but they have a lot of indigenous christians too do you hear about them? I am talking Katsina Kano Jigawa but they want to rule the south or want to be recognised. Lets live together

    • Anon

      November 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      “I am still waiting for a time muslims can tell me that their Holy Book abolishes ALL FORMS of violence or murder. I am a christian i can say that my Bible says so even if the person deserves it or is wrong”

      dextr – both the Koran and the Holy Bible promote violence and killing as a form of self-defence. Wars were waged in both.
      “Muslims fought imperial armies, not civilians, and were forbidden to harm non-combatants or destroy property.”

      There’s so much we don’t know about the Koran (that’s why out of being inquisitive, I have read bits of it to avoid being biased.)

      When a Moslem kills in the name of the Koran or Islam, he is lying. He is a terrorist
      When a Christian kills in the name of the Holy Bible or Christianity, he is lying. He is a terrorist.

      A lot of what is written in both books are taken out of context.

  2. nne

    November 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Werey ni e… Just imagine. Thank God the man didn’t due

    • LEE

      November 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Die you mean.

  3. Solution From the Inside Out.

    November 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Apart from the crew, only one other passenger came to his aid, as his attacker and would-be murderer was choking him and shouting to all the other passengers to come join in “finishing me off”, because “He’s a Jew!” And that one passenger was Lebanese.

    The flight originated from Chad.

    What is in a religion, and specifically, what in it is being taught that makes an adherent of it commit, or attempt to commit such an heinous, bizarre, inhuman, sadistic, mentally-unbalanced, horrific act, and to do it with such conviction and boldness and sense of righteousness/rightness in such a public place, and one where there is no possibility of running away/escape, and where there are multiple witnesses, as a plane? What in that religion is being taught and generally, and is generally/widely known and believed that gave him that assurance to call on his fellow passengers (whose ethnicity and religious identity he must have surmised as he surmised the Jew’s, again, noting the originating country of the flight one may also take a guess) to join him in his murderous attempt, feeling that all they needed to know to answer his call was “He’s a Jew!”?

    I have to ask because in the face of all that’s done in the world in the name of this religion and yet some people keep saying it is a religion of peace and that there is nothing in it that advocates violence, or killing those who don’t share their beliefs, etc, and trying to make distinctions that terrorists are not islamic but ‘islamists’, etc, yet acts of terror and violence like this still occur in its name.

    Something is very wrong somewhere.

    How, with incidences like these, does it remain humanly possible, for not only security agencies but also ordinary citizens of other ethnicities and beliefs to find it, if not an impossibility, at the very least, a daunting task not to, consciously or sub-consciously, instinctively profile every muslim as a terrorist or violent fanatic, whose violent fanaticism may just be well-disguised? If people now have to fear not only that someone may have smuggled on a bomb but that a fellow passenger could just randomly attack and try to murder them, without fear of consequence? And that depending on the country/ethnicity/religious belief in majority of numbers on the plane, help from one’s co-travelers is not to be counted on?

    We can’t keep hearing of things like these and making all our exclamations of shock and horror for two seconds and then moving on to the next minute’s or the next day’s news.

    I think it’s more than time to end living in denial and start radical, drastic house-cleaning from within, or radical, drastic surgery, whichever metaphor applies, or both.

  4. lola

    November 5, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Am a muslim but this is total rubbish.
    Qur’an 5:32 says,whosoever kills an innocent human being,it shall be as if he has killed all mankind,and whosoever saves the life of one,it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.

    • Surely

      November 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Certainly depends on what a muslim considers innocent. Because stoning a woman to death for adultery and leaving the man to go free is okay in sharia law. She is not innocent= she can be harmed/killed.
      The jewish man is seen as a threat to his islam so of course he is NOT innocent to the average extreme muslim. There is a lot of violence in Islam and people need to be honest with themselves. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that your religion has flaws and working on them. After all just like christianity, it existed when people were more savage-like. Muslims have the power to change the faults in the religion and not always come and be shouting “not all muslims”.

    • Anon

      November 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I don’t want to sound like a Moslem scholar but here goes…
      Perhaps a Moslem can confirm or correct me.
      Surely – stoning was a Hadith (verse by Mohammed) which was abrogated from the Koran. As far as I know this part of the Sharia Law can’t be found in the Koran. Some branches of Islam still accept the Hadiths, another branch rejects them.

      After all just like christianity, it existed when people were more savage-like – really?

    • Debby Dibs

      November 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      The same book gives rationale for murders of Jews and Christians that Muslims commit across the globe, including Boko Haram’s rampage. I know you want to defend it because it is yours – but these muslims must be reading something to justify their actions no? Something so convincing in some cases they are blowing themselves up. The bible I read preaches that after Jesus came in the New Testament, we do not kill. There is NO confusion.

  5. lola

    November 5, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Dextr, not all Muslims are violent.

    • The Bull

      November 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      We agree, but this is the response we hear every time, till the next violence occurs, I know all the typical responses now “it means peace”, “this is not true Islam”, “this is a small minority” “it is Israel’s fault” “this is just the media trying to make our religion look bad” “it is American propaganda” but after hearing all that, people like this guy go out get violent and justify it, imagine this man calling others to come and help him “finish him off”, there are many other cases like this. Isn’t it time to forget the excuses and admit that something must be done?

    • JADE

      November 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      excuses excuses, but your religion is extremely violent. You guys should own your s-t and stop hiding under the umbrella o “not all muslims are violent”. Your qu’ran advocates the killings of non muslims, calling us infidels hence this man’s justification for killing another man because he’s a Jew as opposed to being a muslim. Pathetic

  6. prince

    November 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    My dad was a Muslim, and trust me, that thing they call holy book is evil because it simply states that Christians and Jews are not friend of Islam and therefore should be killed.

    Aren’t you seeing the world right now, Can you guys see the problems we are facing, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS and the rest of them, these are all products of Islam and believe me, those are the real Islams, those are the people doing what their book ask them.

    Therefore, we (Christians) shouldn’t relent in our prayers, spend time daily to pray for the country, state, local government that you live in. Pray that peace reigns in all our borders and all over the world. This people are not going to stop until we put a stop to it in our prayers. SHALOM

    • Anon

      November 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      prince – Koran Chapter 5 verse 52 is taken out of context. “If we look at the context of the verse, we see that it refers to the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad when Jews and Christians were at war with Muslims. If you consider enemies at war with each other, it makes perfect sense to discourage friendships between them because of that situation.”
      Koran Chapter 5:69 – “assures Christians and Jews of paradise if they believe and do good works, and commends Christians as the best friends of Muslims.”

      Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS and the rest of them, these are all products of Islam and believe me, those are the real Islams, those are the people doing what their book ask them. – Read up on Islamism, Islamist and Qutbiyya – These people aren’t Moslems. they are terrorists. Doing it mostly for political reasons and not religious reasons. They are brainwashed.

      I agree with the prayers.

  7. TT

    November 5, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This is random, but has anyone ever noticed that yoruba muslims and yoruba christians never have any issues with each other?

    • Idomagirl

      November 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      As in!!! I comot cap for Yorubas, Muslims, Christians, Traditionalists living peacefully. We can all learn from that.

  8. Miss jazz

    November 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Fanatical Muslims will be the cause for a Third World War. God forbid sha!

  9. lola

    November 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Dextr aka Anon,keep on writing rubbish u hear. Even among the pagans,we still have bad eggs. #Amproudofmyreligion.

  10. Idomagirl

    November 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Wahala dey this world.

  11. nunulicious

    November 5, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    it chills me to think that other passengers watched this happen and only one Lebanese joined the air hostess.
    even an atheist wouldn’t have been a bystander

  12. akoa

    November 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    They should have dropped him off in the desert somewhere and let him try to fend for himself

    • Anon

      November 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Lol @akoa, “They should have dropped him off in the desert somewhere and let him try to fend for himself”, ha ha ha ha, sigh…..

  13. Hamdalat

    November 5, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    First of all, that act is barbaric and the man is a barbarian. I am a human being first and a muslim second in that particular order and that is how I choose to relate with people. The problem with most muslim extremists especially Africans is that the Quran is not in our first language, the muslim leadership needs to encourage their congregation to read the Quran in their first/mother language in all of its entirety. A lot of the extremists are suffering from ignorance, I am so happy for the jew that the Sudanese was overpowered on time. And on behalf of humanity and Islam, I would like to apologize to him, our sky is big enough for every bird in flight.

  14. Million

    November 6, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Great job Ethiopian Airlines crew! Now the federal police in Ethiopia should send this funk back to Sudan without hands or eyes, so that he can never repeat this shit.

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