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Let’s see if anyone can connect the dots:
Four passengers were taken off Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 by police, after the man, identified by police as Mansour Mohammad Asad, reportedly stood up and uttered a racist remark as the plane was about to takeoff.
“I’m a Palestinian and want to kill all the Jews,” Asad said, according to a police report.
The plane immediately returned to the gate, where it was met by Miami-Dade police. Officers removed Asad from the plane, but apparently with a struggle, as he was tasered by police. He reportedly threatened officers, using racial references and chanting in a foreign language, likely Arabic.
This is from here http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Racist-Threat-Grounds-Plane-at-MIA-80889232.html on January 7.
The 43-year-old Asad, from Toledo, Ohio, was charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
A wire service report in jpost.com, where I first noticed the story today, had the following
FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said there were no indications the disturbance was related to terrorism. The bureau was initially brought in to look into the incident but is no longer involved in the investigation. She said the FBI is treating the disruption as a matter for local authorities.
Several acquaintances of the suspect were also taken off the plane, but not booked.
So, let’s summarize: Guy named Mansour Mohammad Asad gets on plane, yells that he is Palestinian and wants to kill Jews. Guy and several others are taken off plane, after a struggle, and FBI concludes, ‘no indication it was related to terrorism.’
I feel so much better knowing it was an isolated extremist.