But now he's really upset and he has every right to be--US Homeland Security Department (DHS) is seeking to increase security on international flights.
DHS is about to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound for the United States. This could result in a ban of laptops and other electronic devices from passenger cabins from certain airports.
"How can the infidels do this to us?" Al Baghdadi said. "We cannot go about our business of fulfilling our religious obligation of destroying those who refuse to accept the truth that there is only one God, Allah, and Mohammad is His Prophet."
The laptop ban applies to nonstop flights to the US from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Casablanca, Morocco; Istanbul; Jeddah and Rihadh, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. These amount to about 50 flights all on foreign airlines.
"This is Islamophobic," Al Baghdadi said. "How can we go about our business? I find this very disturbing, very insulting. Allahu Akbar!"
Stanford University Professor Ruth Stricknien, an expert on micro-aggression agrees. "If these banned countries were Christian, people would be up in arms," she said. "But because they're Muslim countries, nobody complains except micro-aggression experts such as myself."
But the DHS has been considering expanding the laptop ban to include European airports.
"Sure, they'll include European airports, but that's only to make it look like they're being fair," Stricknein said. "They don't care about European airports, they just want to make things hard for ISIS, plain and simple."