Will the Islamophobia never end? After all, don’t you dress up in your pilot’s uniform for a Sunday stroll? Come on, admit it. “Saudi Arabian posing as pilot held at Manila airport,” from Agence France-Presse, January 12 (thanks to Mary):
MANILA, Philippines–A 19-year-old Saudi Arabian man dressed as a pilot was arrested Tuesday after he illegally entered a restricted area in the main airport in the Philippines, an airport official said.
“He was able to elude our security by misrepresenting himself as a pilot of Saudia,” said airport general manager Alfonso Cusi, referring to the Saudi Arabian flag carrier….
The detained Saudi, identified by the local authorities as Hani Abdulelah Bukhari, told airport police he was there to meet his father, a retired Saudia pilot who later arrived on a flight from Saudi Arabia.
He was wearing a pilot’s uniform from Saudia Airlines when airport security personnel noticed him lining up at the immigration section of the passenger terminal, Cusi told ABS-CBN television.
The young man produced a card identifying him as a dependent of a retired Saudia employee, he said….
An airport report on the incident said Bukhari was enrolled at a local flying school. The school said however, that he was not a student although his two brothers were….