Plane Diverted Because of Praying Passenger
AQAP will really get a chuckle over this one: A teenager praying loudly caused a plane to divert.
A U.S. Airways jet was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport Thursday after a praying Jewish man's religious item was mistaken for a bomb, police said....Officials said another passenger had become alarmed by seeing the teen's phylacteries — boxes containing verses from the Bible which observant Jews strap around their arms and heads as part of morning prayers.
"Someone on the plane construed it as some kind of device," said Christine O'Brien, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
Between the TSA and hyper-alert (and ignorant) fliers, is everything out of the ordinary going to considered a potential terrorist threat?
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