UK: Passengers refuse to fly until "Asians" are removed
Posted by Robert on August 20, 2006 4:52 AM
"Asians," of course, is UK mediaspeak for Muslims. These Muslim passengers don't seem to have been up to anything more than speaking Arabic, and no doubt all sorts of opprobrium is now going to rain down on the passengers' heads: cries of ingrained "Islamophobia," and calls by Muslim leaders and their willing Leftist stooges for some kind of institutionalized and nationwide "education" (i.e. propaganda) campaign to prevent this sort of thing. You can see in the full article here, not in what I have excerpted below, that this is already being called a "victory for terrorists" because it led the passengers to act "irrationally" and display "racism."
However, this is a manifestation of a mounting frustration among ordinary citizens. The passengers clearly didn't believe that PC authorities were able or willing to do proper screening, and were willing to risk the media firestorm that is sure to come, which will portray them as closet Hitlerians. No one is likely to note the simple fact that if authorities would come out of the PC fog long enough to do their jobs properly, this kind of thing would never happen.
"Passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed," from the  Daily Mail, with thanks to all who sent this in:
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.
It also raised fears that more travellers will take the law into their own hands - effectively conducting their own 'passenger profiles'....
The Tories said the Government's failure to reassure travellers had led the Malaga passengers to 'behave irrationally' and 'hand a victory to terrorists'.
Websites used by pilots and cabin crew were yesterday reporting further incidents. In one, two British women with young children on another flight from Spain complained about flying with a bearded Muslim even though he had been security-checked twice before boarding....
Passengers noticed that, despite the heat, the pair were wearing leather jackets and thick jumpers and were regularly checking their watches.
Initially, six passengers refused to board the flight. On board the aircraft, word reached one family. To the astonishment of cabin crew, they stood up and walked off, followed quickly by others.
The Monarch pilot - a highly experienced captain - accompanied by armed Civil Guard police and airport security staff, approached the two men and took their passports.
Half an hour later, police returned and escorted the two Asian passengers off the jet....
A spokesman for the Civil Guard in Malaga said: "These men had aroused suspicion because of their appearance and the fact that they were speaking in a foreign language thought to be an Arabic language, and the pilot was refusing to take off until they were escorted off the plane."
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