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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

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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.

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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.


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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 !!!

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