web analytics
July 2, 2015 / 15 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Al Qaeda Group Behind Foiled Suicide Bombing at Kansas Airport

The 58 year old Kansan was charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Anwar al-Awlaki, former leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was an inspiration to the Kansas bomber

Anwar al-Awlaki, former leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was an inspiration to the Kansas bomber

A 58 year old man was arrested early Friday morning at the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, believed he was about to die as a suicide bomber. He planned to detonate what he believed were live explosives in the car he was driving at the Wichita airport. He was doing this in order to “assist a foreign terrorist organization,” as charged in the criminal complaint filed against him, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and Special Agent in Charge Michael Kaste of the FBI office in Kansas City.

Loewen worked at the airport as an avionics technician.  He was arrested without incident at approximately 5:40 a.m. Kansas time, as he was about to enter the tarmac Friday morning, using his employee access card. At the time of his arrest, Loewen believed he was going to detonate explosives in his car.  He planned to die “as a martyr” in the explosion.

The explosives in Loewen’s car, however, were “inert.”

During the six months when Loewen was under surveillance, the suspect studied maps and photographs of the airport.  He also researched flight schedules in an attempt to ensure that his planned bombing would inflict harm to the greatest number of passengers.

U.S. Attorney Grissom read the charges filed Friday morning against Loewen at a mid-day press conference in Wichita.  Terry Lee Loewen was charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property with an explosion, and one count of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

According to several reports, the foreign terrorist organization which Loewen was assisting is Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP is based in Yemen.

In FBI-recorded conversations, Loewen said,

I have been studying subjects like jihad, martyrdom operations and Sharia law. I don’t understand how you can read the Qu’ran and the Sunnah of the Prophet and not understand that jihad and the implementation of Sharia is absolutely demanded of all the Muslim Ummah.

AQAP is a Sunni Muslim terrorist group. Its former leader, Anwar Al-Awlaki, a US-Yemini national, was killed in September, 2011. Loewen mentioned both Awlaki and Osama bin Laden as inspirations for him.

AQAP is responsible for the online jihadist magazine Inspire, which Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, is believed to have followed.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

16 Responses to “Al Qaeda Group Behind Foiled Suicide Bombing at Kansas Airport”

  1. Pedro Acosta says:

    The religion of peace, up to their ways again.

  2. Don Sebold says:

    Did this make night time news?…..hell no….cover for the terrorists

  3. Thank GOD they didnt suceed

  4. Carolin Knox says:

    I had heard about the plot, but not why….until now. The news is covering the terrorist part of the story up. Now we have to worry about every that wants a cause to turn onto Muslim terrorists. Geez.

  5. Aida Sicheri says:

    First of all, you have to stop calling them suiside bombers, call them what they really are MURDERERS, GENOCIDE BOMBERS.

  6. i can’t beleive mid continent was at risk,far away from bigger city,we must thank YAHWEH for surviving this since it is my work place,not far from cab stand

  7. God bless Kansas for there are Godly people with ceaseless prayers and mighty righteous ones, for God hears their prayers..the wicked He will bring down in His own time.

  8. Al Qaeda doesnt really exist. they are a NATO funded terrorist group just like Benghazi. any ‘attack’s and ‘shootings’ that has been happening in the US have all been inside jobs and the role is only to enforce Marital Law and take everybody’s guns and make them completly defenseless to the tyrant dictatorship/commie style president who is one contributer to their funding. its old news. Blessed be the people who are not harmed by these cruel acts of fear mongering and may God heal the student wounded in the Colorado shooting that also happened today. the people of the US are not as crazy as the media is claiming. we are pissed about their tyranny and legal robbing and illegal imprisonment of anybody they please.

  9. please. just put a bullet in his head. now.

  10. Jerry says:

    I live in Kansas. Not a word on local news. Incredulous! Ee need to wake up! This is the Heartland; a safe place? Yrah, for terrorists to thrive in an unassumming place.

  11. Gil Gilman says:

    Murderers, the whole lot of them…suicide bombers? Feh!

  12. He's going to get a trial and spend his time in a nice comfy prison at our expense as taxpayers. He should get a bullet in the head.

  13. Joel Bird says:

    He planned on dying anyway, I say they let him have his wish. 'stone him'

  14. START HIM WALING UP I36 AND LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TAKE CARE OF HIM !!!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Be'er Sheba.
Netanyahu: Israel Faces Double Threat, From ISIS and Iran
Latest News Stories
Knife for attack

An Arab man was caught by Border Police on his way to committing a terror attack in Hebron on Thursday night

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Be'er Sheba.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns that Israel now faces a double threat: from ISIS and Iran.

View of the Israeli-Egyptian border next to the southern city of Eilat

The closing of the highway, comes after Israeli security officials voiced concern that Waliyat Sinai, the ISIS-affiliated terror group responsible for the attacks, may be planning to strike Israel as well.

Windows on the Jerusalem Light Rail smashed by Arab stone throwers.

Jerusalem’s Light Rail was attacked at least twice Thursday by Arabs hurling rocks in Shuafat — again.

Neo-Nazis who planned to march July 4 through London’s Golders Green section must now relocate to the city center.

Hamas apparently aided ISIS-linked Sinai terrorists in attacking Egyptian Army soldiers.

The Jerusalem Municipality hung up umbrellas above Yoel Solomon street, to decorate the street with some color, and add some shade from the sun.

No gunshots, no shooter and no wounded after a scare at the Wash. DC Navy Yard.

Yochanan Danino also distributed 200 books written in his honor and called, “My Father, the Commissioner.”

“The Jewish people and the State of Israel owe an eternal debt to Nicholas Winton who singlehandedly saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday after hearing of his death. Winton died in Britain at the age of 106. He saved hundreds of Jewish children from the gas chambers […]

Police Thursday morning arrested a rabbi from Safed (Tzfat) whom a woman said raped her after giving her spiritual guidance several years ago. A second woman filed a complaint Wednesday night. The allegations were presented to rabbis in Tzfat last month, and rabbinical leaders, including Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, asked the alleged rapist to […]

Israel, like the non-radical Islamic world. will be happy see the ISIS beheaded for once.

Nicholas Winton saved hundreds of Jewish children from the gas chambers but said nothing for nearly 50 years.

IDF okays Egypt’s heavy arms in Sinai. Al-Sisi claims it is in total control over the Sinai.

Iran has already been able to free up some 20% of its frozen assets, around $19 billion. At best, that’s without doing anything, and at worse, that’s while continuing to rush towards a nuclear bomb.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
U.S. President Barack Obama

The President announced he will ignore the letter of the law he just signed because it protects Judea and Samaria.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Remind Sen. Chuck Schumer that he said any deal with Iran must include “anywhere, anytime” inspections.

The OU respects the process which led to the Obergefell decision, but prays religious liberty won’t be sacrificed.

Flotilla activists escorted to Ashdod after IDF deters them from attempting to illegally breach the maritime blockade of Gaza

Hillary Clinton failed to turn over email exchanges with Sidney Blumenthal about Benghazi attacks.

Drexel honors virulent Israel and US critic Noam Chomsky; Drexel Hillel rabbi is enthusiastically supportive.

Jewish American college students report being afraid to wear anything that identifies them as Jewish and told to “check their Jewish privilege.”

ADL’s Foxman slams Oren for mentioning Obama’s Muslim upbringing in an essay about Obama’s views on the Muslim world.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/al-qaeda-group-behind-foiled-suicide-bombing-at-kansas-airport/2013/12/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: