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. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    yes,here are your true americans. as sutpid as stupid can be.
    they show every day they could give a damn less about those troops.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Idiot Brieske

    No, I am afraid that YOU are the fool. The Bible teaches its followers to kill infidels as well. Its ALL over the place in the Old Testament. The old Testament is still followed by Jews, and the New testament by christians.
    I would quote some Jesus at you: " Before you remove the mote of dust from your neighbor's eye, remove the plank from your own!"
    I am sorry, but it is ALL war that is the root of evil. There are just as many psychotic fringe groups in christianity as there are in Islam. FACT.
    Now find me a group of psychotic buddhists.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      that would Be Sri Lanka

      October 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      but it is ALL war that is the root of evil.,uh no,

      October 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • The churchlady

      Sin is the root of all wars...
      Money is the root of all evil...

      October 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now that i know My Army Nurse is not in the middle of your crap, i do not give a damn what you do.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    thye passed all these lwas making it so Soldiors Can Not Speak.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Theyy Can NOt Speak While SErving.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    They can NOt Speak While wearing their Uniform.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    They Can NOt Speak to any media iwth out clearing it iweth the Penatogn.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Idiot Seargants

    @ Sgt. Slaughter. Then they may as well toss you right in there too.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Idiot Seargants

    @mehdi General. You are wrong.. violence in sri lanka was between muslims and hindus. no buddhists. Please get your facts straight before talking.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      obviously you know nothing about Sri Laanka, Or Me.

      October 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Wild Hurricane

    If you can't beat them... send them a Christmas card

    October 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I do not give a damn about your politics or Money.
    now oh GReat america and bush, explain ot america how you are hiding under MY Nurse and MY ex wives skirts.
    Explain how MY Little Army nurse is the Great " national Secret " you have bene hiding under.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    every one is under my Womens Skirts, except me.
    NOw AS Long as My Army Nurse and MY ex wives and Kids are happy, ? Im Happy.
    Roght now what happnes is pretty much beteen my Little Army Nurse and Marisa Miller.
    I ma NO Longer american.
    i have no americna money. so why owuled i give a fuk about it or you?
    go ask bush,kofi nanan, musahrraf where is my 4.5 Billion Euros?
    and make sure MY Nurse goes and picks up her Check At N.B.C.
    as sooon as my nurse and my ex wives get thier money? i will go away.
    have a nice day.
    And Thank YOu For Birng My Nurse home Safe.
    I Salue Her Commanding Officer.
    Who Ever and where ever they are.
    THey have had the most improtant JOb iN the americna military all this time.
    Now you expalin it.
    Have a Nice day.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wild Hurricane

    Muslims hate themselves. That's why they have to take it out on others. Misery loves comgany. Americans have quality standards- Muslims eat rocks with their bread and lamb balls.

    October 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rally to Restore Sanity

    Get a grip people. Humans are the same the world over. You have rednecks in every country. You also have intelligent , peace loving people.... who are the majority. Restore SANITY.. and stop giving the wackos airtime!

    October 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sgt. slauhgter

    Strip search every muslim man, woman and child..before they can fly....

    That's not profiling, its the description of the suspects....

    Sorry ya did it to yourselves...

    .why waste manpower looking somewhere else???

    October 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOB

      Personally, I'm just as scared of right-wing, homemade nut cases.

      October 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
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