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2014-02-19 09:22:31 PM  
Did thouest know there was an oldest trick?
Trick Arabic numeral one....
 
2014-02-19 10:54:23 PM  
Surprised it wasn't Farsi.
 
2014-02-19 10:58:12 PM  
HE'S WRITING TERRORIST! EVERYBODY PANIC!

/Somewhere Osama bin Laden is laughing his ass off
 
2014-02-19 10:59:43 PM  

Somacandra: Surprised it wasn't Farsi.


Duh. Brainfart. Thanks wiki, for reminding me that most Persian is written in Arabic script. So it could have been Persian or Arabic.
 
2014-02-19 11:32:44 PM  
This article kept using the word "pupil" but never actually defined the kid's age. Is there supposed to be some sort of universal understanding of how old a "pupil" is?
 
2014-02-19 11:46:10 PM  
Nice to see it isn't just Americans who are pants-shiatting ninnies these days.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-02-19 11:54:14 PM  
It wasn't the man writing in Arabic - it was the dumb-assed kid that flipped the fark out.  People, stop flipping the fark out.
 
2014-02-20 12:16:34 AM  
teach your children well
 
2014-02-20 12:19:33 AM  
!
 
2014-02-20 12:20:59 AM  
FARK has an Arabic filter?
 
2014-02-20 12:21:45 AM  
Hint: A terrorist who wants to do something evil to your plane flight, isn't going to make it obvious by looking Muslim, acting Muslim (praying on the flight, asking for a Kosher or Halal meal, etc), or sounding Muslim (speaking and/or writing in Arabic).

Here is a terrorism expert to calm you down.

d38zt8ehae1tnt.cloudfront.net

"Take a farking chance!"
 
2014-02-20 12:22:10 AM  

Pocket Ninja: This article kept using the word "pupil" but never actually defined the kid's age. Is there supposed to be some sort of universal understanding of how old a "pupil" is?


From the "kicking the seat" comments I'm thinking pre-teen.

At least they had the decency to kick the damn kids off instead of the guy.  And, hopefully, ban the little shiat from future flights.  Hell, they should have just tossed his ass on a train to get back to England.
 
2014-02-20 12:23:58 AM  
Maybe he was just jotting down the combination to his luggage.
 
2014-02-20 12:25:05 AM  

Somacandra: Surprised it wasn't Farsi.


I'm more than surprised. I'll bet that it was indeed Farsi and no one could be arsed to confirm the language.
 
2014-02-20 12:26:59 AM  
desedo.com
 
2014-02-20 12:27:12 AM  
""easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6554 from Amsterdam to Newcastle was delayed while a number of passengers from a school group chose to move onto an alternative flight. "

If I 'chose' that I didnt want to be on my flight on easyjet I would have been told to get off, fark off, and not come back.

Pandering to this kind of thing is disgusting. The school party can refuse to fly if they want but they absolutely should not be given an alternative flight.
 
2014-02-20 12:29:26 AM  
FTA: The pupil started kicking on the seats in front before getting up and running to the back of the plane


Propaganda claims another victim. HAZAA!

/At least they kicked off the real terrorists.
//Pant wetting disciples of propaganda.
 
2014-02-20 12:37:28 AM  

Somacandra: Surprised it wasn't Farsi.


It most likely was Farsi as TFA mentioned the guy majored in Iranian studies. Farsi and Arabic use roughly the same alphabet (abjad, technically, but I'll overlook that) and can easily be confused by non-speakers of either language.

That being said, i bet the idiot kid who flipped out over this must be getting some grief about it from his classmates, or I hope he is anyway.
 
2014-02-20 12:40:08 AM  
FTA:  easyJet transferred the passengers onto an alternative flight free of charge.

No.  Charge the farkers for this kind of asinine behaviour.  Maybe it'll make them think twice (or once?) next time.

I'll just leave this here...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-20 12:42:30 AM  
"The next think we know the pilot has come on and said for safety reasons we were going back to the terminal."

Apparently someone got their English lessons from none other than:

www.dancingmonica.com
 
2014-02-20 12:42:47 AM  

Pocket Ninja: This article kept using the word "pupil" but never actually defined the kid's age. Is there supposed to be some sort of universal understanding of how old a "pupil" is?

Eye of the beholdee

 kind of thing, PN.
 
2014-02-20 12:44:50 AM  
So... next time I take a flight I want to write in Arabic just for the shiats and giggles.
 
2014-02-20 12:50:13 AM  
The most heartwarming part of this story is that it's the "pupils" who got tossed from the plane.  Around here (in the US), it would have been the Farsi bloke who would have been dragged off the plane and given the 3rd degree, followed by the airline refusing to fly him anywhere.
 
2014-02-20 12:53:11 AM  
Wait till he finds out where Jesus was born...
 
2014-02-20 12:54:55 AM  
Jive?
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-02-20 01:00:52 AM  

suid: The most heartwarming part of this story is that it's the "pupils" who got tossed from the plane.


I don't know about heartwarming, but it is somehow, in some way, a little refreshing.  Trying to open that up any farther is to begin to kick a can of worms down the street.  It does seem clear to me from the article, as I presume it seemed to you, that the problem wasn't a man writing in a foreign language.  A piece of me would like to know more about the specific behavior of the "pupil," whether he was whoring for attention, had a predisposition to fear or over-reacting, etc... but as I said, trying to take this one too far is wanting too much.

There will be a cynic coming along that will say that the pupils and their teachers/chaperones/whomever were removed from the plane because that somehow allowed for an increase in a profit margin, and that this was a ripe opportunity to use paranoia and etc. to make a buck.  Or Euro, as the case may be.
 
2014-02-20 01:03:51 AM  

suid: The most heartwarming part of this story is that it's the "pupils" who got tossed from the plane.  Around here (in the US), it would have been the Farsi bloke who would have been dragged off the plane and given the 3rd degree, followed by the airline refusing to fly him anywhere.


I'm not saying you're necessarily wrong, but I can't the only person sick to death of people thinking of "If this situation was something entirely different, all my preconceived narratives would be proven correct" as an actual debating point.

Is there a logical fallacy term for this? Argumentum ad Hypothetica?
 
2014-02-20 01:05:09 AM  
www.codeproject.com

media.rofls.com
upload.wikimedia.org

One of these things is not like the others.
 
2014-02-20 01:07:31 AM  

JPINFV: So... next time I take a flight I want to write in Arabic just for the shiats and giggles.


Use this...

upload.wikimedia.org

Can you imagine the look on their face when infromed that this is Elvish and not Arabic, Persian, Farsi, or any other dialect of 'Terrorist'?

/ Yes, I used 'infromed' on purpose
 
m00
2014-02-20 01:12:50 AM  
At least he wasn't speaking Anjam

/obscure
 
2014-02-20 01:14:10 AM  
'Asinine' should have been used.

We forget how much this terror crap can affect young people.  I remember being activily worried about being nuked through much of my childhood - "oh yeah for sure your city is a target for a nuke because its a major hub of military research."  Kid's these days do not feel the threat of a cold war turning too a hot war, but they are now being conditioned to be scared of muslims, strangers, shoes/toothpaste/underwear, etc.

I had to educate a 21 year old I work with over the difference between a Muslim and a Sikh (as well as the difference between a Muslim and a fundamentalist nut job.) He had no idea thought they were one and the same.  Pretty sure I left him understanding that is Sikh is more like a modern day Paladin.
 
2014-02-20 01:16:54 AM  
It's a well known fact that terrorists often journal before suicide missions. I mean come on. We discovered most of the backstory of 9/11 from Mohammed Atta's dream log.
 
2014-02-20 01:22:06 AM  
Close call, kids.
 
2014-02-20 01:22:15 AM  

syzygy whizz: JPINFV: So... next time I take a flight I want to write in Arabic just for the shiats and giggles.

Use this...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 500x140]

Can you imagine the look on their face when infromed that this is Elvish and not Arabic, Persian, Farsi, or any other dialect of 'Terrorist'?


Um, about that....the elves were terrorists who had no problem slaughtering civilians
 
2014-02-20 01:22:29 AM  
Newcastle is my nearest airport and major city. I'm from the north east area of england. For the record, I'd like to register my shame at people from my part of the world having racist panic attacks. Ugh.
 
2014-02-20 01:25:14 AM  
"He makes the trips regularly and he said he always carries his notebook, which he showed me. It had some Arabic, but the further through you went the more English it had as he had written down sections of newspapers and was using it to teach himself more of the language.
"He was really genuine.
"Thankfully he wasn't aware of it and he didn't understand what was going on."


Now I'm confused about which language he was learning, English? Is he an Iranian guy doing Iranian studies for his masters degree? Because that might be upsetting for students. Who hasn't been in a high school Spanish class with native speakers?
 
2014-02-20 01:25:22 AM  
Thanks George W Bush.
 
2014-02-20 01:25:47 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: HE'S WRITING TERRORIST! EVERYBODY PANIC!

/Somewhere Osama bin Laden is laughing his ass off


Langdon_777: 'Asinine' should have been used.

We forget how much this terror crap can affect young people.  I remember being activily worried about being nuked through much of my childhood - "oh yeah for sure your city is a target for a nuke because its a major hub of military research."  Kid's these days do not feel the threat of a cold war turning too a hot war, but they are now being conditioned to be scared of muslims, strangers, shoes/toothpaste/underwear, etc.

I had to educate a 21 year old I work with over the difference between a Muslim and a Sikh (as well as the difference between a Muslim and a fundamentalist nut job.) He had no idea thought they were one and the same.  Pretty sure I left him understanding that is Sikh is more like a modern day Paladin.


As a Muslim, it's horrifying how incredibly ingrained the "Arab/Muslim = Terrorist" mentality is in our culture. When Oklahoma was bombed back in 1995, everyone immediately assumed it was an Arab or Muslim, immediately seeking out Arabic translators.

And the worst part of it all, every time a Middle Easterner and/or Muslim does something heinous, every single Muslim and/or Middle Easterner is expected to apologize for it, as though they were all deeply involved in it. This rarely happens with any other group.

When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, were all Hispanic-Americans expected to apologize? No.

When Cho-Seung Hui shot up Virginia Tech, were all Korean-Americans expected to apologize? No.

When Timothy McVeigh blew up Oklahoma City, were all Southern Christians expected to apologize? No.

This knee-jerk reaction needs to stop.
 
2014-02-20 01:32:41 AM  
I bet he is one of Obama's speech writers.
 
2014-02-20 01:38:05 AM  
Yes concern trolling Farkers, if TSA has taught us anything, it's that we are not PC enough in airport security. More random searches of 90-yr-old white grannies!
 
2014-02-20 01:42:20 AM  

BSABSVR: It's a well known fact that terrorists often journal before suicide missions. I mean come on. We discovered most of the backstory of 9/11 from Mohammed Atta's dream log.


News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.

One guy responded by saying we should start making black boxes out of Saudi passports.

IIRC, Atta was captured in Germany.

Also, if memory serves me right, domestic flights didn't even check IDs pre 9/11.
"You have a boarding pass? Go ahead."


By the way, I can write in Arabic too!
See:
123456789101112


/EC for the win. NOT obscure.
 
2014-02-20 01:45:30 AM  

Radak: FTA:  easyJet transferred the passengers onto an alternative flight free of charge.

No.  Charge the farkers for this kind of asinine behaviour.  Maybe it'll make them think twice (or once?) next time.

I'll just leave this here...


I found that funny.

That said, I would not be surprised if he gets put on the no-fly list for using recording equipment in a photo-prohibited area.
 
2014-02-20 01:45:39 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HE'S WRITING TERRORIST! EVERYBODY PANIC!

/Somewhere Osama bin Laden is laughing his ass off

Langdon_777: 'Asinine' should have been used.

We forget how much this terror crap can affect young people.  I remember being activily worried about being nuked through much of my childhood - "oh yeah for sure your city is a target for a nuke because its a major hub of military research."  Kid's these days do not feel the threat of a cold war turning too a hot war, but they are now being conditioned to be scared of muslims, strangers, shoes/toothpaste/underwear, etc.

I had to educate a 21 year old I work with over the difference between a Muslim and a Sikh (as well as the difference between a Muslim and a fundamentalist nut job.) He had no idea thought they were one and the same.  Pretty sure I left him understanding that is Sikh is more like a modern day Paladin.

As a Muslim, it's horrifying how incredibly ingrained the "Arab/Muslim = Terrorist" mentality is in our culture. When Oklahoma was bombed back in 1995, everyone immediately assumed it was an Arab or Muslim, immediately seeking out Arabic translators.

And the worst part of it all, every time a Middle Easterner and/or Muslim does something heinous, every single Muslim and/or Middle Easterner is expected to apologize for it, as though they were all deeply involved in it. This rarely happens with any other group.

When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, were all Hispanic-Americans expected to apologize? No.

When Cho-Seung Hui shot up Virginia Tech, were all Korean-Americans expected to apologize? No.

When Timothy McVeigh blew up Oklahoma City, were all Southern Christians expected to apologize? No.

This knee-jerk reaction needs to stop.


Timothy McVeigh wasn't a Christian he was a follower of Nietzsche.
 
2014-02-20 01:46:19 AM  
Resident Muslim:

News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.


Yeah of all the crap in that fiasco, that passport still pisses me off. WTF!  Bit like if I killed somone these days I would leave DNA behind of someone I don't like.
 
2014-02-20 01:50:02 AM  

Resident Muslim: BSABSVR: It's a well known fact that terrorists often journal before suicide missions. I mean come on. We discovered most of the backstory of 9/11 from Mohammed Atta's dream log.

News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.

One guy responded by saying we should start making black boxes out of Saudi passports.

IIRC, Atta was captured in Germany.

Also, if memory serves me right, domestic flights didn't even check IDs pre 9/11.
"You have a boarding pass? Go ahead."


By the way, I can write in Arabic too!
See:
123456789101112


/EC for the win. NOT obscure.


Passports are designed to survive plane crashes and fires.
 
2014-02-20 01:53:12 AM  
Yeah, except unlike subby is implying, it was the  kids that made the frivolous claim that were kicked off the plane, and it was only delayed because one of the little morons put himself into a panic attack.
 
2014-02-20 01:57:06 AM  

Langdon_777: Resident Muslim:

News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.

Yeah of all the crap in that fiasco, that passport still pisses me off. WTF!  Bit like if I killed somone these days I would leave DNA behind of someone I don't like.


These days huh?
 
2014-02-20 01:58:48 AM  
img.fark.net

(I know it's not a TSA story but it's cromulent.)
 
2014-02-20 02:01:04 AM  

borg: Resident Muslim: BSABSVR: It's a well known fact that terrorists often journal before suicide missions. I mean come on. We discovered most of the backstory of 9/11 from Mohammed Atta's dream log.

News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.

One guy responded by saying we should start making black boxes out of Saudi passports.

IIRC, Atta was captured in Germany.

Also, if memory serves me right, domestic flights didn't even check IDs pre 9/11.
"You have a boarding pass? Go ahead."


By the way, I can write in Arabic too!
See:
123456789101112


/EC for the win. NOT obscure.

Passports are designed to survive plane crashes and fires.


uh huh.
More so than plane black boxes?


One of the Discovery shows, Mythbusters I think, showed just how indestructible those things are.
But you know, both planes lost the black boxes.

So you are in favor of making the new black boxes out of passports?
 
2014-02-20 02:06:27 AM  

Someothermonkey: Langdon_777: Resident Muslim:

News claimed that Saudi passports were found in the rubble of the WTC.
But not the black box.

Yeah of all the crap in that fiasco, that passport still pisses me off. WTF!  Bit like if I killed somone these days I would leave DNA behind of someone I don't like.

These days huh?


In the past I just buried the body and no one noticed ;)
 
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