Amor M. Ftouhi

Charged: June 21, 2017
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Michigan
District
Eastern District of Michigan
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Air safety violations
  • Attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Amor M. Ftouhi
  • Age
    50
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Amor M. Ftouhi yelled “Allahu Akbar” and then stabbed a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, in June 2017. Ftouhi then yelled, “You have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die,” according to witnesses. Federal prosecutors did not at first charge Ftouhi, who was from Montreal, Canada, with terrorism-related offenses. However, after his arrest, Ftouhi told FBI agents that he was a “soldier of Allah” who subscribed to Al Qaeda’s ideology. In March 2018, prosecutors reclassified Ftouhi’s case by adding a terrorism-related charge.