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Man released after plane forced to land at Arlanda

TT/AFP/The Local · 25 Sep 2010, 20:08

Published: 25 Sep 2010 08:11 GMT+02:00
Updated: 25 Sep 2010 20:08 GMT+02:00

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"Within six hours, we must make a decision on a petition and there was not a strong enough suspicion, so he was released," Karin Rosander, communications director at the regional public prosecution office, told news agency TT.

Rosander had no information on what would happen to the 28-year-old man, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin.

"He is free to go where he wants," she said. "According to police, the man will receive help with accommodation for the night and then continue his trip tomorrow."

The was arrested earlier on Saturday for "planning to sabotage an airplane," police operations director Stefan Rådman told AFP.

However, police in Sweden said no explosives were found in the search.

The plane, a Boeing 777 operated by Pakistan International Airlines, was on its way from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan when it was forced to make an emergency landing at Arlanda after 7:30 am.

The landing was prompted after Canadian police, through the country's air traffic authorities, contacted the pilot in the air and said that there may be a suspicious person on board.

Shortly before 7 am local time, the pilot contacted air traffic control at the airport and requested landing rights, saying there a person suspected of having explosives on board.

Passengers were evacuated from the plane and led inside the terminal two hours after landing, where they received food and assistance.

The airplane left for Manchester at 5 pm local time to continue its journey to Karachi because the crew was too tired to complete the flight to Pakistan, Arlanda airport spokesman Jan Lindqvist said.

Regular air traffic at Arlanda is unaffected by the threat. Terminals are open as usual and all remaining flights are leaving on schedule.

"We have so much capacity that we can put a plane to the side so that it doesn't affect other traffic," Anders Bredfell, press director at the airport, told TT earlier on Saturday.

A PIA spokesman told AFP some 243 passengers and 18 crew members were on board.

"PK782 was coming to Karachi form Toronto. As soon as the aircraft entered the European airspace, it was asked by the control tower to land in Stockholm as there was some threat," spokesman Syed Sultan Hassan told AFP. "The pilot informed our central control here that he was landing in Stockholm."

According to Janne Hedlund of the Stockholm county police, the mood on the plane was calm, which may be because passengers were not informed about the real reason why the plane landed at Arlanda until they were evacuated.

"No, they did not know exactly what had happened," said PIA's Hassan. "They learned that the staff in Stockholm had received information from Canadian police that they had to land."

Police officials said the man was not on any international no-fly lists and had cleared a security check in Canada. The accused man was arrested as the plane was evacuated.

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"He's made it through all security checks and screenings and hasn't come up in any similar type of situation previously," said Hedlund.

The arrest proceeded smoothly and he did not resist when taken into custody.

"He was a littled irritated when he was arrested, but quiet," said Rådman.

Separately, Canadian police said Saturday they were looking into whether the bomb alert was a hoax. Under Canadian law, a "terrorist hoax" is a crime punishable with prison time, a spokesman with the Royal Mounted Police in Toronto, Marc Laporte, told AFP.

"It was a woman who contacted the Canadian police and said there was a man onboard who could have explosives with him. It remains unclear who the woman is," said Hedlund.

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08:54 September 25, 2010 by 5.7% today 100% tomorrow
Must have been one of those darned SD supporters.....If there was no SD this stuff wouldn't happen, right?
09:21 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy
I wouldn't be surprised if Arlanda was the only which allowed this landing. All countries usually decline any unrelated landing.

By the way have they found anything? or this another terrorist threat that they claimed in Amsterdam, then during Pop visit,... a growing number of threats that doesn't exist and they never properly reported in the media when they turn out to be untrue!!! I can guess why!
09:26 September 25, 2010 by LuxVeritas
It is interesting to note that no act by so called liberation fighters or terrorists has benefited in the short or long term the plight of the oppressed humans over the WHOLE world. This by logical reasoning leads to one conclusion it benefits the corporations, banksters, state and military machine which is elite owned. Furthermore it is matter of documented fact that many groups are funded and trained by these same organizations; something to consider when your state asks you to lose life or limb to liberate some country from its riches and contracts in the name peace. Finally no liberator or terrorist organisation has (for obvious reasons which I'll leave for you to figure out for yourself) or will ever put in its scope the top circle at the CFR, Trilateral, Royal institute for international affairs, Rockefeller and Rothschild foundations, Bilderberg, World Bank, IMF, Central Banks and or BIS and such, true sick owners and social engineers of this system. Time to WAKE UP people.
09:54 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy
An unknown woman calls Canadian authorities :( No no no. Haven't all of those passengers passed the security checks? This is another fake story as Pop's terrorist threat!!

Independent explains about these NEVER existed plots!!!

10:09 September 25, 2010 by Rap43
LuxVeritas wrote:

"It is interesting to note that no act by so called liberation fighters or terrorists has benefited in the short or long term the plight of the oppressed humans over the WHOLE world."

Terrorism works by eroding people's confidence in their government's ability to keep them safe. This leads to governments heightening security to stupid 'over the top' levels (think UK and video cameras or USA and border controls, war in the mid-east). Eventually these over-reactions lead to slowed economies and angry citizens who will eventually lose faith in their governments. I think the ultimate goal is to create so much internal strife the countries being terrorized fall apart.

It works too... I will not voluntarily go to the UK for vacation and I will not enter the USA or fly on an American registered plane... things I used to do. My microscopic financial loss means nothing, but when thousands and tens of thousands do the same thing... when companies start to fail because they cannot easily move goods across borders or attract tourists... pressure builds and...

Terrorism works.
10:51 September 25, 2010 by bolababu
@5.7% today and 100% tommorow:

you must be the most stupid person alive, before you blame this on Swedish immigrants, i suggest you read the article properly.

It says a Pakistani carrying a Canadian passport!

You are obviously lower than your average 5.7% today!
11:40 September 25, 2010 by Britswedeguy
Pakistanis really know how to make themselves popular, don't they?!
11:48 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

No. They didn't do anything to make themselves popular. Now we hear that the man arrested has NOTHING.

Those two men in Amsterdam arrest HAD NOTHING

Those arrested for killing Pop in UK, HAD NOTHING

Isn't there any law to protect harassing people?

Can a random person simply make a call and accuse others to being terorris?
11:57 September 25, 2010 by Deema
@Iraniboy: There's obviously no law that protect the ones who have been falsely accused. But at least "Passengers will have access to crisis support." Even though they had no idea whatsoever! :-P
12:07 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

I think for every such false accusation there should be an official apology and financial compensation for inconvenience and humiliation caused by the incident.

Now it's just too easy. Call a police and say Mr XYZ (that you have a personal problem with him and he is supposed to travel by air) has a bomb!!
12:09 September 25, 2010 by Tiddler
Completely agree Lux Veritas,

the biggest terrorists are the puppet masters behind our puppet politicians.
12:14 September 25, 2010 by SajidAli
why some people always talk bullshit what so ever happens?
12:22 September 25, 2010 by mafiopolo
"Pakistani with a Canadian Passport"

(Pakistani citizen with a Canadian passport??????)

What sort of a status this would be?

Is he not a Canadian Citizen then?
12:42 September 25, 2010 by Bender B Rodriquez
@Iraniboy: All airports usually accept unrelated landings if it is a possible mayday situation. The reason why Arlanda was chosen is because it was in the flight path due to the curvature of the earth...
12:50 September 25, 2010 by Iri
@Britswedeguy Mind your language,,,

What the hell is this.,, this is not a problem of Pakistani nor Pakistani officials,,

The plane flew from Toronto Canada, not from karachi Pakistan. There will be some security lapse, Why the world blame everytime Pakistan and Pakistani,,

Be secure yourself it will never happen..

Hmmmmmm Another drama made against Pakistan and Pakistanis,,

The person is holding Canadian passport but not considering it Canadian citizen.

Dont be so biased,,
12:57 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy
If a call from a random unknown person is more reliable that all those strict security checks in the airport so why we have all of these check!! They should cancel it altogether and wait for call from random persons!!!

@Bender B Rodriquez

I dare to disagree without you over the first statement while I understand the curvature of earth and I have experienced it over the Atlantic myself!!!

I was just last week that an air plane departed from Landvetter Gothenburg to Tehran after more than an hour they had a person with heart attack. Instead of landing to the nearest airport in Germany or even Denmark they had to come back to Gothenburg. Some years ago there was exactly the same incident and passengers on board were told they were refused to land in Copenhagen!!
12:58 September 25, 2010 by asim513
"mafiopolo " and "Iri" you have highlighted a very interesting point here. When someone gets the nationality of a new country then, the new country should own the Migrant. Will they call Obama "A Kenyan with American Passport"

It is quite ridiculous.
13:01 September 25, 2010 by Joshe
@Britswedeguy---------the person who phoned canadian police with fals-information about possible explosive, can also be a brit :) , who was not happy with recent cricket events :)
13:06 September 25, 2010 by misssh
Just another American conspiracy i bet

like when i was watching cnn today and the title´s down the bottom of the screen read

"american war against iran "

brainwashing the public yet again!

i am not a fan of America (not meaning to offend any Americans on here)
13:18 September 25, 2010 by Keith #5083
"Conspiracy here.Conspiracy there.These 'western' govs have conspiracy everywhere". Sound like a children's song.All geared just to keep you buying so you can pay taxes on purchases, so some of that taxes can be donated to 'aid' in 'terrorist farm' countries.

Of course, terrorist orgs never do dummy runs, like robbers never 'case a bank' before doing the job.

I can just see the headlines now..."police took no action despite telephone tip off' and then the follow gossip "it was all a gov conspiracy when the plane blew up".

Amazing that we,in democracies for which we are able to vote, place so much credence on 'film-plot conspiracy theories' and value so little the freedoms we enjoy that allow us to theorise in this manner.

Also, not being able to fully trace or prove a threat was made to the satisfaction of our courts and legal system does not necessarily mean the event did not occur. It's a different 'standard' in places like Iran where proof is not needed even in accordance with their own rules - ask Ms. Ashtiani's lawyer.
13:34 September 25, 2010 by radions
I believe these are planned conspiracies to make things difficult for Pakistanis all over the world.

Such type of news stories sell like hot cakes. And now every pakistani will be looked upon with immense suspicion and fierce security checks at the airports.
13:37 September 25, 2010 by Bender B Rodriquez
@Iraniboy: Your examples has nothing to do with the issue since they are not mayday situations. It is up to the pilots to determine the urgency of the emergency and if they want to declare an official emergency. Once they declare an emergency they have immediate access to ANY airport, however they choice is up to them.
13:42 September 25, 2010 by Mahmood
What re talking about radions? I just read that it is part of the Islamic fascist agenda to do dry runs...the guy who proved it even quoted the Quranic verse.
13:49 September 25, 2010 by misssh
where is most of the worlds oil??? middle east

how many innocent people died in 911 and then how many innocent people have died in the middle east? i think that the number in the middle east out weigh the amount from 911 with all respect to all of people that died in both counties

something of a coincidence ??

first Iraq now Iraq

they just want the control of the place with the black gold
13:54 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy
@Bender B Rodriques

What is mayday situation. Is it a heart attack classified as urgent situation. I think airports are to decided if an air plane can land or not.


Lol you need help! Dry runs without a single evidence except an unknown woman who calls the police?!! I hope people stop abusing this faulty system!!

Canadian police should be so ashamed for this false allegation!!
13:55 September 25, 2010 by radions

There is nothing as dry runs.. and quote the exact reference of Quranic verses if you know what you are talking about.
14:01 September 25, 2010 by Mahmood
Guys...I was being sarcastic! read my post again.
14:15 September 25, 2010 by salmi
The "alleged terrorist" missed the golden opportunity to blow-up when flying over huge sea -:P. Important to remember is:

1- Person travelling is a Canadian Citizen, not Pakistani.

2- The person is not found with any "weapons of mass desctruction".

3- Canadian police needs training. I think even swedish police is better :)
14:42 September 25, 2010 by jbat
Why on earth this man should be held responsible for the fake report from the fake women? He pass all security checks and screenings without any problems...

So whats wrong with him? just because he is Pakistani?

First the authority should try very hard to catch this women who made fake phone call, not try hard to charge this man base on fake call! After they find this women, they should ask her why she do this, who ask her to do this, what ideology she belief and "what party she support hahaha" (I think quick answer for those Islam haters are Saddam party lead by Saddam corpse :-) )

Second, Canadian police and Pakistan International Airlines should be ashamed of themselve of not able to trust their own security procedure and policy and can be easily become fool by fake report!

Third, to those who like to put POISON into the society, this is what you will get, disharmony everywhere where very easy for the Chaos Promoter like that women to accuse innocent person out of nothing!

I am so surprise that so many jealousy exists from those immigrants who come from modern advance country towards refugees that have nothing left in their own crap country! (not all of them, by many)... i thought they when come from modern country advance country like Uncle Sam country, they are more "civilize" and can think better than those who are not, but now it seems like the jealousy have turn their brain back to old dark ages way of thinking!
14:47 September 25, 2010 by Andersson
It is was FLYING ARROW moving in some other direction, but Sweden took it in her own A*SHole.
15:22 September 25, 2010 by someoneonthenet
Why is everyone against the landing on this site. It was the right call to land the plane if the caller was reasonably reliable [could provide some information why she thought there was a bomb on board]. Even if the screening was excellent, it is better to land the plane and investigate instead of gambling with lives of 200+ people. If the person who made the call did it for wrong reasons (had no credible reason to believe that there was a bomb) she should have some consequences. Every airport should be forced to accept an airplane in a similar situation if that airport is not too busy.
15:57 September 25, 2010 by janswed
Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin,is that a difficult concept . greetings from Vancouver Canada.
16:04 September 25, 2010 by sendia
@ Irani boy.

When there is a may day situation the countries usually allow the plane to land.

Almost every high jacking case resulted in the plane landing in a third country.
16:09 September 25, 2010 by Hindustani786
Looks like a personal revenge by his Ex-Girl friend, which alwayz happens in India. Hoax CALLS, No need of hyping this issue till some one proved guilty.

There must be a LAW to punish DUMB-A-SS culprits who made HOAX calls and disturbs hundreds of precious "lives och Time".

Don't know who in the plane going to meet their mom/dad for their last wish or last ritual :(
16:12 September 25, 2010 by sendia
@ jbat

there is nothing to be ashamed by either the canadian police of the pakistani airlines. Its better to be safe than sorry, try to think what would you be posting here is the authorities ignored the warning (because the checked everyone) and the bomb was real!

I agree with the point that the authorities should try to trace the source of the information and punish the person to minimize the chances of these things happening in future, Its an inconvenience to everyone.

However they would not be trying to charge the person just because they had a call!!
16:33 September 25, 2010 by jbat
Sendia.. what if suddenly someone claimed you are muslim and should be arrested because you have bomb in your house and you planning to put bomb somewhere in Stockholm?

Do you agree if police take you into custody and try to find way to blame you just because someone falsely accuse you as a muslim and have keep bomb in your house even though they cannot find any bomb in your house and you are not muslim either?
16:35 September 25, 2010 by RobinHood
What on earth is all this fuss about? The Canadian police informed the pilot he might have a problem. The pilot decided he did have a problem (as is his priviledge) and asked to land at Stockholm to get it all sorted out. Airline pilots tend to err on side of caution, that is why they get to be pilots. Why on earth is anyone suprised at these events? It's probably a run of the mill false alarm; one of about a million terrorism related false alarms so far this year. Calm down everybody.
16:46 September 25, 2010 by jbat
Sendia.. sorry... don´t mean to hurt you.. just my point here :

Yes they can play safe and stop the plane..

but then why make it hard for the person who have been falsely accused out of nothing.. they must be some sort of poison in this world that make this person can be easily viewed as a terrorist even though he is not! Imagine if this person is white and not Pakistanis...

This is what I refer the poison iun the society and when this happen, no peace.. even for the people from the majority or from the strongest side (those passengers who are in the flight should have many difficulties now because of this fake call)...
17:40 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

This is not one in million. In the last months this is the third of this this false accusation.

Two arrested in Amsterdam airport being suspicious of terrorist attack.

Some guys arrested suspected of killing Pop in UK!

What makes this case more serious is how it started! When you report a fire case and ask for fire-fighters, they ask about your identity. In this case stupid Canadian police didn't and just relied on an anonymous information. If this is established people can abuse this situation to solve their personal conflicts!
17:51 September 25, 2010 by asian123
some years back many pakistany guys holding british passport try to explode airplanes with liquid bombs.

because of that we are not allowed carry any liquids or water now in planes.

observe: pakistany holding british passport.

some month back a pakistani guy holding usa passport kept bomb in newyork time sqare and caught in the plane just about to leave.
17:54 September 25, 2010 by Dazzler
So what im getting here from alot of you is , they shouldn't have acted on this tip, false or not and let the plane continue to fly on. Brilliant! Then everyone would be screaming why didn't you try to stop it, had it actually been real and exploded.

Its a tough call, and in these times in which we live, why not err on the side of caution.
17:58 September 25, 2010 by asian123
the master mind in the bombay massacre was a pakistani who is holding usa passport.

in future you can hear pakistani holding swedish passport.................................................................

thats why everyone likes pakistan??????????????????
18:28 September 25, 2010 by Marko2010S
@Iraniboy #25

"Canadian police should be so ashamed for this false allegation!!"

I think the little experience about life that you have makes you saying this, Or maybe you are drunk.

Since when you bloody-goon westerners apologize to others?

They killed over 1 million human beings in Algeria and they never apologized. They colonized, steal, destroy many countries around the world and they never apologized. Even lately, the freak-animal Tony Blair never apologized even after the scandal about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction turns out to be a big fat lie.

Wake up and go learn about white supremacy.

These people do NOT apologize especially for riff-raff (As they consider the poor Pakistani man).
19:08 September 25, 2010 by Ugly Indian
british people are the dumbest people in history
19:11 September 25, 2010 by 5.7% today 100% tomorrow
@Middle Easterners on this board-

You seem upset and surprised that a people of Middle Eastern origin receive 'special attention' in airports...

Perhaps you should know that when people of this origin have been responsible for pretty much all terrorist attacks, they are going to receive this kind of attention. Instead of complaining about it, you could do something about it and try to solve the problem that exists among some of your brethren which causes them to blow up planes, trains, buildings, etc. Just an FYI.
19:26 September 25, 2010 by asim513
@ asian123

In 1985, AIR INDIA flight 182 was blown up by a bomb while in Irish airspace by Indian terrorists and it was the first airplane bombed in the human history. 329 innocents died in this tragedy. Till today no Pakistani has ever bombed any airplane.

In 2007, a Pakistani train, "Samjhauta Express" was bombed by Indian Army Colonel and 68 innocents died.

So in future you should check facts before writing something.
19:27 September 25, 2010 by asee
@asian that Pakistani with US passport was CIA agent and still in US as free citizen... Now tell me, US is full of immigrants from whole europe and other part of world, after getting passport they become US citizen...but Pakistani even born in US or Europe still remain Pakistani with passport... This is just hypocrisy...

today tomrrow... Pakistan is not part of middle east it part of south asia... get some knowledge before you speak
19:33 September 25, 2010 by Uncle
I would like to say that the fact that THIS guy did not have a bomb does not mean that everyone else is not a terrorist. What right do you people have to assume and generalize based on one guy who did not have a bomb?

What kind of racism is this? This is just another Mossad operation. Probably they took the bomb out of his bag and tried to present a muslim who did not use a bomb against a civilian target.

Europeans are racists and bigots as usual.
19:33 September 25, 2010 by Andersson
comments#42.... Indian exposed.
19:42 September 25, 2010 by RobinHood

You clearly live in a very sheltered life; good for you. Some of us are less fortunate, and are blighted by terrorism related false alarms everytime some fool leaves a bag on a train, or calls in a fake bomb threat. Each threat is taken seriously, just as it should be, just as the threat reported above was.

You are very lucky you don't know these things. Count your blessings instead of criticising those who have to deal with, and suffer from them.
19:48 September 25, 2010 by asee

we should have criteria to know the right or wrong.. should not discriminate people based on their race or origin. What if some element want to use that weakness to achieve their goals..?? we should be fair and honest...
20:04 September 25, 2010 by shimud

Poor chap has been released. Probably because Scandinavians are not as paranoid as are Yanks and Brits. Period.

The sanest thing is to find out the "personality" who informed the RMCP about "on-board bomber". And what prompted him/her to proceed ahead.

To all those White/Off-White/Black men and women who are once again curiously observing the famous war of words (not worlds) between Indies and Pakis on this board, do not panic. It's the way they live. They live and breath hate against each other, its continued since last 1300 years; my firm belief will continue until eternity.


Peace to all.
20:31 September 25, 2010 by here for the summer
@iraniboy .. why do you think they are unproven ( not the same as untrue ) ? Is it because 911 was an american plot ? like that medevil woman stoning islamic idiot you have running Iran says ?
20:43 September 25, 2010 by RobinHood

"we should have criteria to know the right or wrong.. "

We do. It is right to take all security threats seriously, and wrong to ignore them because someone might feel disciminated against.

There's nothing weak, unfair or dishonest about that, and if you lived in a city where terrorism is a real danger to your loved ones, you would understand. Take a moment to imagine what it's like for those of us to whom terrorism is not some obscure nebulous concept, but an everyday, and sometimes horrific, factor in our normal lives. Where I live, the threat was yesterday increased to a "strong possibility". I can assure you it's not very nice.

I very much hope you remain in your splendid ignorance; I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
20:46 September 25, 2010 by Uncle



I just took some of the attacks on planes. I omitted some who were sentenced for PLANNING attacks.

Date Act Perpetrators

7/23/1968 El Al plane hijacked 2 Palestinians

12/26/1968 Gunfire attack on El AL plane 2 Palestinians

2/18/1969 Gunfire attack on El Al plane 5 Palestinians

8/29/1969 TWA plane hijacked 2 Palestinians

12/21/1969 Attempt to hijack TWA plane 3 Lebanese

7/22/1970 Olympic Airlines plane hijacked 7 arabs

2/21/1970 Swissair 330 blown up in midair(ACTUAL FIRST ONE) PFLP

9/6/1970 3 planes (Pan Am,TWA and Swissair) blown up PFLP

9/9/1970 BOAC plane hijacked PFLP

5/8/1972 Sabena plane hijacked 4 Palestinians

8/16/1972 Booby-trapped gramophone 2 British girls (arab boyfriends who provided the gramophone)

4/27/1973 3 arabs arrested in Beirut airport carrying explosives

7/20/1973 Japanese Jumbo jet hijacked 4 Lybians 1 japanese

8/5/1973 Machine-gunning passengers in lounge 3 Palestinians

12/17/1973 Attack on Pan AMerican and Lufthansa in Rome 5 arabs

11/25/1973 KLM Jumbo hijacked 3 arabs

1973- August 5th Five people are killed when a Libyan terrorist group attacks a TWA plane

1974- September 8th Libyan terrorist plant a bomb on board a TWA plane flying from Athens to Rome, all 85 passengers are killed.

1983-Septermber 29th- A Gulf Air plane explodes killing all 166 people aboard.

1986- September 5th A Pan Am aircraft is hijacked by Palestinain terrorists. Twenty passengers are killed.

1988- Pan Am flight 103 is blown up over Lockerbie Scotland. All 259 passengers and crew are killed. (2 Libyans admitted)

I am in SHOCK and AWE that someone would even think of suspecting a muslim of having a bomb onboard!
20:48 September 25, 2010 by asee
@here for the summer

please, respect opinion and dont blame people based on their goverment actions... I dont agree what my goverment do... Nobody can blame civilian americans for mentally handicapped woman yesterday by US authorities: NObody should blame US civilians for guantanamo bay jail for filling with suspected terrorist by US goverment who have no right to court and prove themselves innocent...
20:54 September 25, 2010 by shimud
Uncle double nickle, though I am not racist or biased but you cared to ponder about the nationalities...Palestinians, Lebanese, Libyans or Arabs...and if you are a sane person, you know the reason behind...
20:56 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

I'm very to say this but it seems you have a paranoia! By the way I would say that leaving bag alone is more suspicious than a call from a random unidentified woman! Thanks to your unreasoning classification of threat from tomorrow everyone can take revenge of another person they don't like by this unidentified threat reporting!!

@Here for the summer

I hope you're no longer here as it is not summer for your irrelevant comment. I didn't comment on on stoning which really disgusts me as the thousands of killings in Iraq and Afghanistan! Stop being irrelevant ans talk about topic at hand!
21:04 September 25, 2010 by Ugly Indian
asian143 u smell why can u plz take a bath in gangajllund
21:09 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy
LOL @ Uncle

Any of the following persons I'm going to mention have killed more innocent persons than ALL THOSE CASES you mentioned!!

Tony Blair

Ariel Sharon(known as butcher or child eater for his enthsiasim for killing exclusively young ones

Goerge Bush

And previous US administations were experienced in attacking civilians airplanes.

21:09 September 25, 2010 by Syftfel
@iraniboy: Hmmmm. Something's missing from this story. One wonders what kind of spin is being conducted by our "impartial" media on this one.. The 'religion of peace' seems to have a history of guilt in these matters. Can't you at least agree that there'e reason for concern for regular people considering past history as "Uncle" eloquently douments? Let; see where this one goes. After all, Canadians are not all that stupid.
21:10 September 25, 2010 by asee

based on the fact you posted, most of terrorist are either Palestinian or Labaness.. in other words all muslims what you wana prove here...

Yesterday UK raised security threat level for IRISH possible terror attack? IRA is responsible of attacking and killing hundered of British policemen and cilivian including many children.

Lets try to understand, what make people terrorist?

> Illegal occupation and killing of innocent civilian...

Lets try to understand why these people chose to hijack planes....

* Israel illegal occupation and killing of inncoent civilian!

Thousands of innocent Palestnian civlian are killed by Israelis. The ratio between death for every 1 Israeli is 100 Palestinian death. They are being hostage in world largest Jail called GAZA. Its against all human rights and agianst UN laws to keep hostage Palestinians in GAZA. But world is silence. If Israel use their latest Jets and use phosphorus bombs (as proved by Gold Stone report) to killin Palestinians... Its ok... but when Palestinian use what they have rockets,, its terrorism... Now tell me who is big terrorist one who bombarded the area by F17 or one who throw rocket which hardly kill 1 or two person...

http://sites.google.com/site/falastinel7ora/if-only-americans-knew show some damage... but its more than we can imagine...

Now, in this condition when world is silence about all the terrorist activities done by Israeli, few Palestnian to do these kind of activities is understandable as we can see the same response from Christian terrorist of IRA under totally different sitation..

Similarly Lebanon has been bombarded by Israelis resulted thousands of Lebanese death...

so my point is we have different criteria to judge the same kind of situation and actions...

there is be no peace if there is no justice....
21:25 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

Like I told you before there is more background history for being suspect of CIA for killing innocent people because they have killed more than all those cases mentioned by Uncle. The only thing is that they are either not so covered in the media or they have killed in a country that you don't care if they live or not! Besides how on earth Muslims are categorized with their faith but Bush, Sharon, Netanyaho Hitler and other butchers are not?
21:25 September 25, 2010 by asee

based on the history of German Nazis who are responsible of killing six million jews, should we not expected for all german atleast 6 hundred years... after all they are responsible of millions of people around the world...

similarly crusaders who killed million of people in the name of religion......

For God sake, be honest
21:35 September 25, 2010 by asim513

You are mentioning only partial list of hijackings to prove your biased views. Look at the following list of hijackings between 1960-1970

1961: aircraft forced to circle Lisbon to drop leaflets against the dictatorship that ruled the country. 6 hijackers were involved.

May 1, 1961: First U.S. Airline flight hijacked to Cuba. a man carrying a knife and a gun who demanded the flight divert to Havana.

July 23, 1968: To date, the only successful El Al hijacking attempt.

November 24, 1968: Luis Armando Pena Soltren, Jose Rafael Rios Cruz and Miguel Castro coerced the pilot of Pan American Flight 281 out of New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on a scheduled route to Puerto Rico to divert to Havana, Cuba.

October 8, 1969: a Cruzeiro do Sul Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI R en route from Belém to Manaus was hijacked by 4 persons who demanded to be flown to Cuba.

November 12, 1969: a Cruzeiro do Sul NAMC YS-11/11A en route from Manaus to Belém was hijacked by a person who demanded to be flown to Cuba.

December 11, 1969: a Korean Airlines YS-11 en route from Gangneung to Seoul-Gimpo was hijacked by a North Korean agent and flown to North Korea.

I could mention complete list of hijackings but it will take a lot of space on this page. The complete list can be seen at

21:38 September 25, 2010 by Marko2010S
@Iraniboy #60

Sorry to butt in, But couldn't help seeing those names (Tony Blair, Ariel Sharon and Goerge Bush).

Basically, (Uncle) will provide you a proper and reasonable answer about why each one of them did what he had to do. Besides, he might honore them for being heroes.

P.S. He might also mention that some Arabs and Muslims have killed from their own more than anyone ever did.... (Kind of justifications....).
22:12 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

The last statement "some Arabs and Muslims have killed from their own more than anyone ever did" is a good explanation to those who try to put Muslims, Arabs,..in one group and make them responsible for whatever a stupid person who happened to be Arab or Muslims has done!!

Trying to find relation between race and beliefs and crime is doomed!! Only Power, Money and being Naiv can create murder and terrorism NOT their race or religion! Depending on which murderer we talk about one of those three criteria applies!
22:18 September 25, 2010 by Uncle

I love the stats! Excellent! So.... 1 to 100. So if 2000 israelis dead so far in the second Intifada... .... mmm.... let me count 200,000 palestinians dead? But they report only 6 thousand? Damn... they must have missed them 194,000 laying on the streets. THIS FACT shows who you are...


Your list:

1) Includes additional muslim terror attacks

2)Shorter than my list

3)I could actually go on with not only aircraft related terrorist attacks. Muslims beat anyone there...

4)Does not deny that you lied about "first blowing up of a plane"

Iraniboy... Yep Sudanese and Somalian leaders are not couned.. Of course. Oh, the dead palestinians from the hands of Hazbollah and the phalangists are also omitted. And Yemenese gov't plus the kurds are forgotten. Wanna count how many little poor muslims killed vs the evil Jews? If the amounts matter to you so much? And I loved the "known as ... " known where? In Iran? Is this knowledge sponsored by A-jad? Cute.


1)Yes, what is the reason of Libyans to take down american planes?

To all muslims

OF COURSE there are reasons to kill civilians! OF COURSE! There are people that you do not like... then their kids actually deserve to die eh? In any case stop the b#¤%ing about high security measures against you in airports. THese measures are so cautious BECAUSE you have 1001 reasons to explain why every kid on an airplane deserves to die.

Except you, Marko. You are cool.
22:30 September 25, 2010 by Syftfel
@Iraniboy @ asee: It is not clear to me what nazis,. Tony Blair, and Hitler has to do with this particular potential terrorisr threat on PIA. But then again, youy're the Boss in the new Nordic caliphate. I'm the lowly. underling. Dhimmi. I must obey! By the way iramiboy, don't you think you'd be much happier with the nuke hungy mullahs of Natanz and Busheer. I hear it's possible to buy a one-way ticket.
22:37 September 25, 2010 by asee
Mr uncle... you sound very biased and based on your previous comments we can understand you are suffering from famous psychology problem which is called Islamic phobia... the good news is you are not alone

Which result are you tlaking about where you get your 6000 figure... and when you start counting the death of Palestinian Muslims...

about security measures... I respect what swedish authorties have done... if you open your mind and if you not too old to remember things reread all posts... false flag about terrorist based on race or religion is being increasing there should be some fair criteria to reduce it ....
22:47 September 25, 2010 by Iraniboy

You diverted the topic in the first and now complain about it when you get the answer to it?! You're priceless!!

What Nazis, Hitler, Bush, Blair ,... have done shows the extent of murder committed by non-Muslims in our current world! Because someone claimed that Muslims have killed more!!

Last thing I want to make you obey me. Sorry but I have more fun things to do and trying to make you obeying me is at the bottom of the list!


Killing people on a ship in international water from a third country to another third country is not terror?

Killing a all passanger on board on a civilian airplane from third country in its own air space to another third country is not terros?

Attacking a kindergarten run by UN and killing all children in it is not terror?

You have a strange definition of terror but I'm about to believe that you're unfortunately paid to be so. So we can't really hep it. I can only tell you, life is short, try to enjoy it and nobody checks you if you're really spreading their propaganda so for once in your life be a human.
23:08 September 25, 2010 by saveTiger
at Comment #49

Please read the news again. Its says otherwise.
23:12 September 25, 2010 by Uncle

1) To arrest a ship going to a blockaded area is not terror. They do it to N. Korea and nobody flinches. To ATTACK the arresting force IS terror.


3) Not Purposely. Whereas you brothers ENTER a kindergarten with guns. They ENTER schools with guns. Your president is negotiating though taking hostages (personally). Your brothers drag children and shoot from behind them. The pirate, they rape, they starve hundreds of thousands, they hang minorities on the streets, they sell daughters to slavery and circumcision... What not?

Of course I am paid, while you just express your opinions. You gave more than enough reasons so far to double check YOUR bags in any airport. And I am freaking enjoying my life, Irani boy. Especially when I go through the airport security. It can be fun, you know?
00:34 September 26, 2010 by splendidsun
oh boy...if ironies were strawberries....we will be drinking a lot of smoothies
00:54 September 26, 2010 by Andersson
@Uncle.. your genes have much common traits of hitler's gene... both have strong justification of killings innocent civilians.
01:11 September 26, 2010 by asee

you are completely ignoring facts, and twisting them to prove your points valid.

According to latest UN report, you know what is revealed? Israeli voilate internation laws and did criminal activity? do you accept this report ... so we know whther you are completely one sided person or unaware of facts...
02:20 September 26, 2010 by holocozofisra
i reckon without UncleZion the Local would be s##t :S.

.zionism is a private commercial company owned by the same people (use your imagination) who financed Hitler to build Reich, funded Bronstein and Ulyanov, better known as Trotsky and Lenin to kill the czar, financed czar to kill Bolshevik, finance Churchill to rule Britain, armed Mao Zedong to fight Chin-Kai-Chak..
02:34 September 26, 2010 by Marko2010S
I think it's too late, Pakistani people are already marked.

Few weeks back, the jester David Cameron announces it officially that Pakistan promotes the export of terror.

I believe that such people should be punished by ICJ for labeling a country of 170,626,000 human beings as torrirests.


haben sie jemals sah tote kinder in gaza? wie fühlst du dich?
07:06 September 26, 2010 by Mahmood
I just heard that a plane called Drone entered Pakistan with "actual" bombs...killing 12 militants including 3 children and 2 women. The peace keepers with actual bombs said they tried to reduce the damage but it happens...sorry but move along...next strike would be tomorrow.
08:26 September 26, 2010 by LuxVeritas
Such a piece makes emotions run hot and so they should; but post clear reason and analysis (something which is deliberately not taught at school since the loss of the Trivium educational model). Careful reason, analysis and investigation are required to ascertain truth behind stories, but we are deliberately saturated with disinformation to lose focus. Let us focus. What actual information am I being given? Who is behind the information being given? What purpose is served by giving me this information?

Does a family member in DR Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sweden, Greece, or any country for that matter differ in any way what so ever in their needs or desires for their family friends and others? Do any of these prefer war above peace? Do any of these prefer uncertainty, famine, disease, oppression or feudal servitude in a plutocracy dressed as democracies or 'isms'? All pretty redundant questions. It is time to break from our news STORIES and state military TV PROGRAMMING and school DIS-EDUCATION. For an instant can anyone put themselves in the mind of a person whom has lost his or her entire family, friends, home or hope? How malleable would your mind be if you were totally broken and had lost complete fear of death or repercussions? Say you had been snatched from the streets and subjected to sleep deprivation, psychological and physical torture easily mentioned and spun to be necessary by certain interests such as democracy (sainthood acquired political ideology where 51% rule over 49% owned by central/private bankers, corporations, foundations and organisations, elite controlled with politicians and legal systems in their pocket. UN, NATO and allies seem to be exporting a lot of war everywhere or are we completely blind or brainwashed) freedom? Or is it for so certain groups can benefit by controlling resources, polluting and reducing the life expectancy in countries they occupy? I have more in common with a Sudanese, Asian Buddhist than anyone in my government or elite controllers, despite being a southern European with no doctrinal or political leanings. WAKE UP PEOPLE, we are divided from those we should be united with and side with our plutocratic masters and engineers of sick society.
09:42 September 26, 2010 by RobinHood

When engaged in a debate, the worst that can happen to you is for your debating partner to end the debate on the basis he/she thinks you are a buffoon.

Have you noticed how many posters here have terminated their debate with you. Why do you think that is? Think about it for a while.

You will hear nothing else from me on this subject either.
10:33 September 26, 2010 by shahidbutt
i am tried with all this bullshit .........world need a rest from conspiracies..............may pple understand this
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