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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:24 AM
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Passenger "mutiny" over Asian travelers
Amazing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/new...

Mutiny as passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed
Passengers refuse to allow holiday jet to take off until two Asian men are thrown off plane


By CHRISTOPHER LEAKE and ANDREW CHAPMAN

12:08pm 20th August 2006


British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny - refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed.

The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight overheard two men of Asian appearance apparently talking Arabic.

Passengers told cabin crew they feared for their safety and demanded police action. Some stormed off the Monarch Airlines Airbus A320 minutes before it was due to leave the Costa del Sol at 3am. Others waiting for Flight ZB 613 in the departure lounge refused to board it.

The incident fuels the row over airport security following the arrest of more than 20 people allegedly planning the suicide-bombing of transatlantic jets from the UK to America. It comes amid growing demands for passenger-profiling and selective security checks.


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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:27 AM
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1. What a mess
this is profiling gone mad.
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:40 AM
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3. Profiling, racism, paranoia...
Oh, and ignorance.
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thefuzz811 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:39 AM
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2. The amount of fear people have is ridiculous.
He looks foreign, he might have a bomb!!!!!!!!! I won't ride a plane with them foreigners.
It kind of sounds like the dirty south in the 50's. I'm not riding the bus with that black man, he may rape my wife.
The institute fear, to segregate.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:44 AM
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4. Nice to be the 'ruling class' and keep this madness up.
I wonder if these people have ever looked just who is in this world.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:08 AM
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5. Heavy sigh.
Unfuckingbelivable.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:26 AM
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6. Ah, the wonder of Mob Rule
Human beings are usually reasonable in any given situation as long as they're given time to work something out for themselves.
A mob, however is an entirely different beast, and people start to act in ways they would never do otherwise. I wonder if there's much research into this - that behavior can change so radically when a group of people under stress work as one very unhinged organism.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:28 AM
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7. One step closer to that asinine "Muslims only" line at the airport
eom
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:47 AM
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8. seems simple to me. if you refuse to fly, get off the plane!
i don't see why the airline wouldn't say, we have no cause to remove these 'asians', if that bothers you, get off the plane.
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