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Two British Men Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up a Plane
New York Magazine ^ | 5/24/2013 | Caroline

Posted on 05/24/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Pakistan International Airlines flight en route from Lahore to Manchester, England, was forced to land at London's Stansted Airport on Friday after a pair of male passengers threatened the safety of the aircraft in some way. The plane was escorted to the ground by Typhoon military jets, and the 300 or so people onboard disembarked safely. The two men were taken into custody and have not yet been identified, but the BBC reports that they are 31-year-old and 40-year-old British citizens.

A witness told Sky News, "The cabin crew informed us that basically they tried to come into the cockpit a few times and because they had been asked not to do that, they got into a bit of an argument with the crew and made a few threats." According to the New York Times, a Pakistani Defense Ministry spokeswoman explained "that initial reports indicated that the two men were arguing when one of them 'repeated twice or thrice that he will blow up the plane.'" Meanwhile, a PIA spokesman said, "Later...[they] said they were joking." Really bad timing, guys.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; jihadineurope; pakistan; radicalislam

1 posted on 05/24/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Their joke really “bombed.”


2 posted on 05/24/2013 11:58:16 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: nickcarraway

They may be British citizens, but are we allowed to ask if they are Muslim?????


3 posted on 05/24/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: luvbach1

“said they were joking”

Now, joke’s on YOU two!!


4 posted on 05/24/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway
The two men were taken into custody and have not yet been identified, but the BBC reports that they are 31-year-old and 40-year-old British citizens.

I'll take a wild stab in the dark and guess that their ancestors were on neither side of the Norman invasion of 1066?

5 posted on 05/24/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL....Ya think?


6 posted on 05/24/2013 12:01:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: nickcarraway

oh, yes, the Tornado guys escort planes all the time. They don’t interrogate the flight crew for false alarms at all, never, even when it’s just a couple of males joking.

I don’t know. Is this the kind of spirit that my Unncle and the rest of the 101st and Montgomery’s, Ike’s, and Sink’s men had in getting Hitler back into the hole he dug for himself?


7 posted on 05/24/2013 12:03:32 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Pan_Yan

Danish and Dutch terrorists.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Dilbert San Diego

No, you can’t ask that because that is a religion of peace.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 12:05:07 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“British men” who were not born there, have no loyalty there are “British” in what way?


10 posted on 05/24/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

What was their explanation for trying to go in the cockpit, I wonder. Not the reason, but the explanation.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 12:07:21 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: nickcarraway

Test run. They are always trying the fence to see when the power if off.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nickcarraway

These dudes are duds.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 12:12:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: nickcarraway
Ha ha ha.

Hilarious.

Beat the shit out of them.

14 posted on 05/24/2013 12:22:32 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: nickcarraway

When they say “British Citizen” it means that the person is NOT Anglo-Saxon. In most cases, it’s a Muslim.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 12:24:42 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Pan_Yan
I'll take a wild stab in the dark and guess that their ancestors were on neither side of the Norman invasion of 1066?

Probably related to those southerners that Charles Martel kicked around at Tours in 732.
16 posted on 05/24/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Pan_Yan
I'll take a wild stab in the dark and guess that their ancestors were on neither side of the Norman invasion of 1066?

But their ancestors probably fought the Normans at Dorylaeum in 1097.

17 posted on 05/24/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway
"British Citizens?" That tells the readers absolutely nothing and our Orwellian media knows it!

These rabid throwbacks are also "British Citizens:"


18 posted on 05/24/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT by drpix
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To: drpix
Daily Mail, has some pix

(Wonder how "Fakhir" is pronounced?)

>>It is believed one of the passengers threatened to blow up the plane after other passengers tried to intervene in a row he was embroiled in.
Murtaza Ali Shah, a journalist, said he had spoken to a friend on board the plane, Fakhir Iqbal, a political activist, who was sitting behind the man who made the threat.
Mr Shah said his friend told him: 'Two guys started a row with a girl and lots of other people.
'Some people tried to calm them and asked them not to be rowdy and abusive.
'Fakhir told them to calm down.
'They said 'don't bloody speak to us or we will blow up the plane'.
'The crew came and spoke to them and they were openly threatening the staff.
'Fakhir went to other crew members and told them they were making threats.'

According to one of the passengers, the aircraft's cabin crew said two men had repeatedly tried to get into the cockpit.

19 posted on 05/24/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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20 posted on 05/24/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They may be British citizens, but are we allowed to ask if they are Muslim?????

Their religious persuasion, was the first thing I thought of.

21 posted on 05/24/2013 1:01:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: nickcarraway

Two more for the Big Dummy awards consideration


22 posted on 05/24/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah the mohammedan murderer with the blood-stained hands in Woolwich is also a citizen....


23 posted on 05/24/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: nickcarraway
The two men were taken into custody and have not yet been identified, but the BBC reports that they are 31-year-old and 40-year-old British citizens.

That is truly odd...

Usually the Brit MSM refers to them as "Asians," to avoid identifying them as koranimals.

But they are always described as (phony) British Citizens!

24 posted on 05/24/2013 2:47:52 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Mark17; Dilbert San Diego

Well lets put it this way. The plane was on its way to Manchester from Lehore.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 12:50:05 AM PDT by Vanders9
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