“Sarwar was allegedly upset after attending her funeral in Pakistan and had also skipped his scheduled medication, methadone.” See? Nothing to be concerned about. Grandmothers’ deaths and methadone withdrawal always lead to people screaming “Allahu akbar” and threatening to down airplanes, don’t they, you greasy Islamophobe? It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy…” (Qur’an 8:60). “People were distressed and upset by his behaviour” — ah, so he succeeded in striking terror in their hearts.
“Terror scare on UK-bound flight after passenger shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Boom,’” The Sun, June 4, 2016 (thanks to Thomas):
A TERROR scare was sparked on a Birmingham-bound flight after a passenger shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “Boom”.
Shehraz Sarwar, 38, caused widespread panic with his ‘obnoxious’ behaviour as the Emirates Boeing 777 from Dubai started landing procedures in February last year.
Some of the 347 passengers were left shaken and in tears after the terrifying outbursts.
Sarwar, from the Saltley of Birmingham, had reportedly caused trouble from the start of the flight.
He twice refused to put on his seatbelt when asked by cabin crew and threw food and towels around the plane before shouting the phrases, associated with terror attacks, as the plane approached the runway at Birmingham Airport.
Prosecuting Sarwar in Birmingham Crown Court, Patrick Sullivan QC said: “The behaviour before these words was obnoxious.
“He fell asleep for about three quarters of the flight and when he woke up he threw a towel back at a member of staff who had offered him one. He also threw a scone behind him although it did not land on anyone.
“He was also hitting his head with his hand. People were distressed and upset by his behaviour.
“In a statement, one of the passengers said the plane had hit strong turbulence as they were descending.
“He said that he was happy to have survived the landing but feared, after hearing Sarwar, that he was going to be the victim of a terrorist bomb and that his ‘heart skipped a beat.”…
Balbir Singh, defending, said his client’s behaviour had been affected by the death of his grandmother.
Sarwar was allegedly upset after attending her funeral in Pakistan and had also skipped his scheduled medication, methadone….