October 31st, 2010
08:19 AM ET

Female engineering student arrested in alleged terror plot

A female engineering student has been arrested in Yemen as authorities investigate an apparent plot to bomb airplanes with devices hidden inside computer printers, a Yemeni human rights lawyer said.

Hanan Al-Samawi is a fifth-year student at Sanaa University, in Yemen's capital, said Abdul-Rahman Barman. The student's mother, Amatulillah Mohammed, has also been arrested, Barman told CNN, calling the arrest of the mother illegal.

The lawyer and human rights activist does not know where the mother and daughter are, he said, adding that authorities holding them in an unknown location "is a criminal act."

The student's father, Mohammed Al-Samawi, said she is innocent, according to Barman. READ FULL STORY

Filed under: Terrorism • Yemen
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  1. American D*ck

    Sounds like your average Muslim.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Overthere

      I'm sure you know so many and are quite the expert.

      October 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      it amazes me every day how blatantly stupid americans are. how after all these Decades of War, THey stay as stupid as stupid can be.

      October 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Pod

      Mehdi General Dr Bad & Overthere, you might have it all wrong, the user American Dick might just be a Radical Muslim and not an American as you both believe. You both think in a Linear way, try thinking Laterally you really broaden your horizons thinking this way. Regards, jpod2010 (Vancouver BC Canada)

      October 31, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ariely

    Al Qaida and similar organizations are a result of generations of the hate preaching and teaching by Arab countries.

    End the Hate Preaching and Teaching.
    Imposed worldwide by sward (the terror tool)
    Only when the Muslim world will change the above doctrine the Islamists terror will end.
    The Muslim governments lead by Saud Arabia, Iran, Pakistan are playing a double game.
    Formally they oppose Al Qaida.
    However they are funding and supporting worldwide the hate curriculum.
    Obviously the end result is the worldwide terror increase.
    The terror of individual Muslims in the west is a result of the hate preaching and teaching using modern communication.
    President Obama "The change" is not requiring Muslims worldwide and Muslim governments to put an end to the teaching of the ideology leading to Islamist global hate murderous war.
    President Obama "THE CHANGE" is only acting as an Islam ambassador.
    Making offers to Muslims without demanding "THE CHANGE" of the hate curriculum

    October 31, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. TJ

    Yemen, Somalia have been hotbeds for terrorism for YEARS. Wake up U.S.
    Also, unfortunately, Canada's system allowing them here!!!

    October 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. paley

    You go, girl

    October 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Brieske

    Charges will probably be dropped after midterm voting.

    October 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    Does the Koran teach muslims to kill those not like themselves? Regarding infidels, the Koran clearly commands muslims " Slay them wherever you find them..."-Sura 2:191

    October 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tory

    @Ariely. Thank You for your wonderfuly written and insightful post. It needs to be shared with all of America and all of the Muslim Community. Only then may we begin to find Peace.

    October 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Klm

    as a former inmate, you quickly learn that dealing with certain mindsets (mentality) any sign of kindness will likely be interperated as weakness, and things progress until you rech a point where you make a stand, or be dominated

    October 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KPATL

    Wake up liberals,.. they want to kill us,.. stop letting them come here and let's go to work to eliminate ALL threats to our country,.. foreign and domestic!

    October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOB

      Based on your post, that would include you.

      October 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. stick dog

    @Ariey n Tory – that's totally preposterous. You're throwing a blanket over something when you should be throwing a sock. In other words only a small faction out the over 2 billion Muslims on Earth follow thaþ hate doctrine.

    October 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. stick dog

    @American Dick – you sure picked the right screen name. Everytime l see.comments like yours l picture "you people" sitting in the mid West somewhere in a cornfield hunched over your computer with a straw hanging out your mouth a pic of the chick from Alaska nearby – a confederate flag in the forground. 30 teeth missing – fondling your brothers teen daughter as you write the b s you write – what a pos!

    October 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • TrueConfederate

      Stick Dog

      Do something useful; donate your skin to the Shriners hospital for burned children.

      as it stands now you are wasting it!

      October 31, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim Brieske

    stick dog. You are a fool. The Koran does in fact teach kill infidels (us) whereever they are found. Furthermore, your excusing the Hell bound behavior of thousands (by saying only a small faction follow that hate doctrine) while a couple billion cowardly allow it, is patheticly disgusting in a me vomiting down your throat type of way.

    October 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sgt. slauhgter

    Those damn muslims again...... I knew it....

    October 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sgt. slauhgter

    Round up all the muslims and lock em up.....throw in all the gays too....

    October 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kareem abdullah

    They no shoot girl in head, yes?

    October 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
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