1) I knew the guy was white because they said 'not terrorism', right from the start. If he'd been brown or black, they would 'leave all channels open', or say it was terrorist related before they actually knew.
2) IT IS TERRORISM, the guy threatened to blow up a plane. He did it for 'love'? I don't give a shit why he did it. He's a damn terrorist.
3) Terrorism is NOT just Islamic nutters.
4) He could afford a plane ticket, but not one to Cyprus?
5) How the HELL did he manage to get on a plane with a bomb vest? I have strip searches before boarding a plane, for ef's sake.
You want to talk about clear prejudice, honestly. It's sickening. The guy is a terrorist. He threatened to blow up a flipping plane. That is terrorism. Period. Bible thumping, Quran waving, Disgruntled employee or love gone bad, no matter what color skin you got, you threaten to blow up a plane and it's terrorism. If this guy doesn't get charged, I'm turning in my 'Believes in Justice' card.
Most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptian airliner that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed, the airline says.
EgyptAir Flight MS181 was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt.
Reports say the lone hijacker wants to talk to his estranged Cypriot wife, who is now on the way to the airport.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades told reporters the hijack was not a terrorist incident.
"We are doing our upmost in order for everyone to be released and safe," he added.
In response to a reporter's question about whether the hijacker was motivated by romance, he laughed and said: "Always there is a woman involved."
EgyptAir said negotiations at Larnaca airport had resulted in the release of all those on board, apart from the crew and four foreign passengers.
More people have subsequently been seen leaving the aircraft. It remains unclear precisely how many people are still on board.
EgyptAir said the Airbus A320 was carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo.
A senior Alexandria airport official said those on board the flight when it took off included eight Americans, four Britons, four Dutch, two Belgians, one Italian and 30 Egyptians.
"The pilot said that a passenger told him he had an explosives vest and forced the plane to land in Larnaca," the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said in a statement.
Larnaca airport, on the south coast of Cyprus, has been closed and scheduled flights diverted elsewhere.
the TERRORIST highjacker "wanted to land at an airport in Turkey, Greece or Cyprus, but preferably Cyprus,” Lambrianou said."
And why did he ask in the letter, "the suspect demanded the release of 63 female prisoners held in Egypt." ?? he's all over the place.
So if he wanted to see his ex and kids, and did it for love, why is Turkey on the list of places to land?
He's being charged with: where he was remanded in custody for eight days on suspicion of hijacking, abduction, threatening violence, terrorism-related offences and two counts related to possession of explosives. (but the explosives were phone covers in cloth)