Hysterical passengers? A dry run? An attempt to strike terror in the hearts of the infidels (cf. Qur’an 8:60)? From AP, with thanks to Cindy:
Two men wearing traditional Islamic clothes were arrested on a train bound from Frankfurt to Amsterdam Tuesday after a scare over a suspicious package, police said.
The men were arrested after the train came to an emergency stop near Amsterdam’s central station in the late afternoon, but the package was harmless, Amsterdam police spokesman Gerard Vrooland said.
Passengers had alerted police after seeing the two-Dutch speaking men pacing the car and visiting the bathroom together.
“They were acting strangely, and they made people nervous by the way they behaved, coming and going to the bathroom together and carrying a large backpack,” Vrooland said….
The incident came on the eve of first anniversary of the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by an Islamic radical, which a court ruled was an act of terrorism.