A strange story. Would they really have a patch in English? Is this just someone’s idea of a joke? Or is there more to it? From WND, with thanks to Ruth King:
The discovery in Texas of a jacket featuring an Arabic military badge and an airplane headed toward a tower with the words “Midnight Mission” is fueling fears of a possible connection to terrorism.
According to a Department of Homeland Security morning brief marked “For official use only,” a report from Customs and Border Protection noted that on Dec. 23, Border Patrol agents stationed in Hebbronville, Texas, found a jacket with an Arabic patch in a lay-up area on Highway 285.
The jacket is said to have a total of three patches, two sewn on the back, and one on the inside.
The two patches on the back were an Arabic military badge and one with the letters “Daiwa,” while the patch on the inside read “Midnight Mission.”
This “Midnight Mission” patch features a logo depicting “an airplane flying over a building and headed towards a tower,” according to the brief.
The military patch with the Arabic writing shows the image of a lion’s head, with wings and a parachute emanating from the animal.
The report notes, “DHS translators concluded that the patch read, ‘Defense Center,’ ‘Ministry of Defense,’ or ‘Defense Headquarters.’ The bottom of the patch read ‘Martyr,’ ‘Way to Eternal Life’ or ‘Way to Immortality.'”
The brief also states, “The ‘Daiwa’ patch stands for a corporate company which sells sport fishing products with corporate offices in eight countries including Japan, the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK.”