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Ishmael Muslim Ali is the American convicted of murdering eight people on a Rockefeller-owned golf course in the US Virgin Islands. After years of trying to get his conviction overturned, he took matters into his own hands and hijacked an American Airlines plane full of passengers to Cuba on New Years Eve 1984, and got away with it. Until now.


In 1961 when the rash of skyjackings began, a suggestion was made of screening all passengers before boarding a flight. Incredibly, the head of the FAA balked at this saying that customers would never agree to having to wait in such long lineups for these inspections.

This fascinating story continues to unfold, if you want to learn more about Ali’s journey
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