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Target: U.S. Aircraft - The Threat Continues

Posted By Douglas J. Hagmann On August 18, 2006 @ 7:13 am In Douglas J. Hagmann,Ideological Jihad,Legal Jihad,Suspicious Incidents | Comments Disabled

“It was not only a false alarm, it was racial discrimination.”– Mian Zarar QAYYUM, mother of woman detained at West Virginia Airport.

18 August 2006: This morning, columnist and best-selling author of Terror in the Skies, will be a guest on The Pat Campbell Show, talking about the continued probing of our airlines. Ms. Jacobsen is well known for reporting her observations on Northwest Airlines flight #327 from Detroit to Los Angeles, where members of a “Syrian band” engaged in behavior consistent with the probing of our airline security. Despite the public proclamation by federal authorities that there was never any threat, the investigative results of Flight 327 remain “classified.”

Incident at Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West VirginiaShortly before departure of a 9:15 a.m. flight yesterday, a woman of Pakistani descent, attired in a traditional Muslim headdress attempted to board a flight at the Tri State Airport in Huntington, WV, using a one-way ticket to Detroit by way of Charlotte that she had purchased a day earlier, when she was stopped by TSA screeners carrying prohibitive liquids onto the aircraft. Rima Z. QAYYUM, 28, of US Route 60 in Barboursville, WV, formerly of Jackson, MI had four items in her carry-on luggage that are prohibited, including “two containers of what appeared to be bottled water,” and one bottle contained a gel-type facial cleanser, confided an airport source to this agency. “We thought that it was more than a little unusual that the passenger attempted to board the aircraft with these items, especially when airport instructions are very explicit,” added this security official. “Other factors aside from her Middle Eastern origin triggered some alarm bells, even before the items in her bag tested positive.”

The prohibitive items, found in her carry-on luggage at a security checkpoint were field tested twice, including a swab test, and tested positive both times for the presence of an explosive residue. An explosive-sniffing dog was then brought in to inspect her luggage and indicated a “positive hit for the presence of explosives,” the third “positive hit” for the presence of explosives. After pulling QAYYUM aside for further investigation, the flight was permitted to leave for Charlotte. The concourse was cleared at about 10:15 a.m. Based on the positive hits for explosives, all commercial airline service to the airport was suspended, and about 100 passengers and airport employees were ordered to leave the terminal at 11:25 a.m.

Subsequent tests conducted by the FBI failed to find the presence of any explosive, according to open source news reports. No charges were filed against the QAYYUM, who was never detained and was cooperative when interviewed, stressed FBI officials.

Meanwhile, Mian Zarzat QAYYUM, 61, Rima’s mother and a resident of the 4800 block of Firethorne Drive in Jackson, Michigan told reporters that her daughter is four months pregnant, lives in Barboursville and is innocent. She blamed racial profiling and discrimination - not the violation of airport policy - for the inconvenience caused. Mian QAYYUM stated that “it was not only a false alarm, it was racial discrimination because there was nothing.” She also wanted authorities to “clear her name and apologize on national TV.”

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