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.
“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…