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  • Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring in London

    08/21/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens, who were alleged members of a group of foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State, for the kidnapping of two other Western journalists. It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system were part of the same extremist cell that...
  • The New Jet Age: Dubai International Airport has surpassed Heathrow as the world’s [link only]

    06/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity Fair [link only] ^ | June 18, 2014 | Graham Boynton
    http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/07/dubai-international-airport-emirates-airbus-a380
  • Woman did not show face at Heathrow Airport ( UK Muslims )

    03/03/2014 9:15:15 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Asian image ^ | 28th February 2014
    Passport control officials have been criticised by Tory MPs for "waving through" a woman without asking her to remove her full-faced veil. Philip Davies told the Commons he witnessed the scene at Heathrow Airport as a woman underwent checks to enter the UK after flying in from Saudi Arabia. He insisted all women wearing a "full Islamic veil" should have to compulsorily remove it so they can be identified by immigration officials. ... Men are also increasingly dressing up as Islamic women in burkas to commit crimes, Mr Hollobone claimed. Terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed went missing last November after...
  • Heathrow Airport Employee Fired over False Accusation of Insulting Islam

    10/31/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 10/31/13 | pamela geller
    Of course the Christian didn't insult Islam, Muslim co-workers lied. But even is she had, so what? When is the civilized world going to stop treating every Muslim like a mental patient and stop rewarding the bullying, harassment and sharia demands? "Heathrow Employee Sacked over Alleged Insult to Islam" CBN, October 31, 2013 LONDON -- Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life. Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all...
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • Christian mother 'forced out of Heathrow job after hate campaign by Muslim fundamentalists'

    11/28/2011 10:03:40 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-27-11 | Craig Mackenzie
    A worker who claims she was the victim of a race-hate campaign by fundamentalist Muslims because of her Christian beliefs has launched a landmark case against her former employers. Nouhad Halawi, a saleswoman at Heathrow Airport's World Duty Free shop, said she and other Christian staff were systematically harassed by Muslims. She alleged the intimidation included: # I was told I would go to hell, claims worker # 'Muslims made fun of colleague wearing crosses' # Lost job after speaking out about 'extremist' bullying # Bullying a friend at the airport for wearing crosses. # Muslims telling her she would...
  • Christian worker loses her job after being 'targeted' by Islamic extremists

    11/28/2011 2:18:38 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 19 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2011 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Nohad Halawi, who worked at Heathrow Airport, is suing her former employers for unfair dismissal, claiming that she and other Christian staff at the airport were victims of systematic harassment because of their religion. She claims that she was told that she would go to Hell for her religion, that Jews were responsible for the September 11th terror attacks, and that a friend was reduced to tears having been bullied for wearing a cross. Mrs Halawi, who came to Britain from Lebanon in 1977, worked in the duty-free section as a perfume saleswoman of the airport for 13 years but...
  • Man threatens to blow himself up at Heathrow: Sky News

    03/10/2011 9:04:20 AM PST · by mojito · 12 replies
    Reuters/Sky News ^ | 3/10/2011 | Unattributed
    British police were involved in a stand-off with a man threatening to blow himself up at London's Heathrow Airport, Sky News reported on Thursday. "We are dealing with the security alert at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and a small section of the terminal building has been cordoned off as a precaution," a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said.
  • Passenger's chants delay aircraft take-off ( another UK Muslim )

    12/22/2010 1:42:52 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service, ^ | December 22, 2010
    An Air Malta flight from London Heathrow was forced to return to the terminal after a passenger started praying and chanting in the aisle just before take-off. The man got to his knees on Tuesday and started chanting in Arabic and ignored instructions by cabin crew to return to his seat...Passengers panicked when they heard the man chanting, and he had to be restrained by passengers and crew...
  • Volcanic Ash To Close London's Heathrow Airport

    05/16/2010 5:19:00 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 796+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-16-2010 | JENNIFER QUINN
    Volcanic Ash To Close London's Heathrow Airport By JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writer LONDON – Europe's busiest airport was set to close early Monday morning as a dense crowd of volcanic ash drifts across England from Iceland, aviation authorities said. The airspace over London's Heathrow Airport will be closed at 1 a.m. Monday (0000 GMT; 7 p.m. EDT), Britain's National Air Traffic Service said in a statement late Sunday night. The restrictions affecting Heathrow — as well as Gatwick, Stansted, and London City airports — will be in place until at least 7 a.m. Monday, the aviation authority said. Airports...
  • Heathrow third runway: policy in ‘tatters’ following High Court ruling (Violates CO2 targets!!!)

    03/26/2010 1:57:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March 26, 2010 | Rosa Prince
    Green groups, local councils and opposition politicians hailed the finding as a victory, claiming that the decision meant that the policy was “in tatters”. But Gordon Brown insisted that the runway would go ahead as planned, saying that expanding Heathrow was the “right decision” for the economy. A coalition of groups including Greenpeace, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and six local authorities had brought the case, arguing that expanding the airport would breach Britain’s legally-binding climate change targets.
  • Terror alert: Two men on 'no-fly' list stopped at Heathrow ( Heading for the USA )

    01/25/2010 11:55:00 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,486+ views
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 24/01/2010 | Vincent Moss
    Two men were stopped boarding US-bound planes at Heathrow days before Britain's terror threat was raised to "severe".News of the incidents came hours after Home Secretary Alan Johnson lifted the threat level amid fears that al-Qaeda is planning an attack. The new level, which means an attack is reckoned "highly likely", is second only to "critical".Security sources say an Egyptian was stopped last Saturday as he tried to board an American Airlines flight to Miami. A man from Saudi Arabia was banned from boarding a United Airlines flight to Chicago the next day and sent back to Saudi.The incidents and...
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Three held after terror alert at London’s Heathrow airport

    01/09/2010 8:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 352+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 1/9/10 | Hasan Suroor
    LONDON: A Dubai-bound Emirates flight with more than 300 passengers on board was grounded minutes before it was due to take off from Heathrow airport on Friday night after three men sparked a terror alert when they reportedly made a “verbal threat”, though it was not known what exactly they said. Armed officers stormed the plane and the men — all white and aged 58, 48 and 36 — were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat. The plane was then moved to a safe area and evacuated.
  • Two charged after Heathrow airliner security alert

    01/09/2010 4:27:04 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 4 replies · 349+ views
    BBC ^ | 9 January 2010 | Staff
    A passenger has been charged with making a bomb threat which grounded a plane at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday night. Robert Fowles, 58, from Dover, Kent, was also charged with being drunk on an aircraft, the Metropolitan Police said. Alexander McGinn, 48, who is also from Dover, was also charged with being drunk on an aircraft. Armed police boarded the Dubai-bound Emirates flight after remarks were made to cabin crew. Mr Fowles, who lives in Edred Road, Dover, will appear from custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Sunday. Mr McGinn, of Lowther Road, has been bailed and will appear...
  • Three arrested in Heathrow security alert

    01/09/2010 8:16:20 AM PST · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 789+ views
    UPI ^ | January 9, 2010
    LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Three men aboard an Emirates Airlines flight awaiting takeoff from London's Heathrow Airport were arrested after triggering a security alert, police say. Scotland Yard said three men, aged 58, 48 and 36, were taken into custody aboard the plane Friday as it sat on a runway waiting to leave for Dubai, saying the men were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat, The Daily Telegraph reported. A witness told Britain's Sky News that five armed policemen rushed aboard the plane and quickly handcuffed one of the men, described as a white male.
  • U.K. Counterterrorism Police Arrest Five Men

    11/16/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 866+ views
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | November 16, 2009
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Counterterrorism detectives said they had arrested five men in early morning raids today in northwest England. They were being held on suspicion of committing terrorism offenses including inciting an act of terrorism overseas. Police said the suspects, aged 21, 26, 27, 52, and 62, were detained after swoops at homes in Manchester and Bolton, and at a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport. The properties were now being searched.
  • Mass Murder At 30,000 Feet: Islamic Extremists Guilty Of Airline Bomb Plot

    09/07/2009 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,822+ views
    London Times ^ | September 07, 2009
    September 7, 2009 Mass murder at 30,000 feet: Islamic extremists guilty of airline bomb plot Philippe Naughton Three British Muslims were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder thousands of passengers and crew in an unprecedented airline bomb plot that could have proved as deadly as the 9/11 attacks. After a retrial at Woolwich Crown Court, jurors found the ringleader, Abdulla Ahmed, and two other men, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain, guilty of plotting to use liquid bombs to blow up airliners en route from Heathrow to the United States. Another defendant, Umar Islam, was found guilty of a more...
  • Woman In Logan Airport Incident Identified

    08/17/2006 8:08:11 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 346 replies · 10,314+ views
    CBS 4 Boston ^ | 8/17/06
    (CBS4) BOSTON Criminal charges could be filed Thursday against a Vermont woman who caused a disturbance aboard a London-to-Virginia jet that was diverted to Logan Airport. 59-year-old Catherine Mayo is being held by federal authorities in Boston. Investigators say she was a claustrophobic passenger who became upset and interfered with the flight crew on United Airlines flight 923 Wednesday morning. The pilot declared an in-flight emergency and landed the plane at Logan. The Boeing 767 was escorted by two F-15 jets based out of Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod. Passengers say Mayo paced the aisles and peppered...
  • Entire South African Airways Crew Arrested For Drug Smuggling - TWICE In One Month

    02/16/2009 10:02:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 561+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | February 16, 2009
    Entire South African Airways crew arrested for drug smuggling - TWICE in one month By SAM GREENHILL 17th February 2009 The entire crew of a South African Airways flight has been arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling - for the second time in a month. Fifteen members of the flight crew, including the pilot, were detained yesterday at Heathrow airport after customs officers found five kilos of cocaine in a bag. They were being held by officers after the class A drug, with an estimated street value of £250,000, was discovered as the crew tried to clear customs following a...
  • Entire South African Airways crew arrested for drug smuggling - TWICE in one month

    02/16/2009 5:14:52 PM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 1,297+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 16, 2009 | Sam Greenhill
    The entire crew of a South African Airways flight have been arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling - for the second time in a month. Fifteen members of the flight crew, including the pilot, were detained today at London's Heathrow after customs officers found five kilos of cocaine in a bag.  They were being held by officers after the class A drug, with an estimated street value of £250,000, was discovered as the crew tried to clear customs following a 12-hour flight from Johannesburg. Bob Gaiger, spokesman for HM Revenue and Customs, said the drugs were discovered after the...
  • Heathrow expansion to get green light Thursday: reports

    01/14/2009 7:06:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 339+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/09 | Alice Ritchie
    LONDON (AFP) – The British government will give the green light on Thursday to plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport, the world's biggest international air hub, the BBC reported. Martin Salter, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour party who has campaigned against the nine-billion-pound (13-billion-dollar, 10-billion-euro), said he also expected ministers to give the go-ahead. "I am expecting a decision tomorrow. I am expecting it to be the wrong decision, with the runway going ahead," he said Wednesday. The expansion plan has pitted environmental groups and local residents concerned about the increase in emissions...
  • Despair of village doomed by bigger Heathrow

    01/13/2009 8:59:33 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 15 replies · 522+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 12.01.2009 | Neil Millard
    RESIDENTS in a village that would be demolished to make way for a third Heathrow runway fear time has run out in their battle against the bulldozers. Sipson, which is already overshadowed by Britain's biggest airport, will be wiped off the map if the Government approves the expansion plan. The decision is only days away, but the people who live in Sipson's 700 homes are resigned to losing their fight. Mark Bridle, 38, a carpenter, said: "It seems like Gordon Brown is going to say yes to the runway, but people are never going to give up. I don't think...
  • London Airline Plot - Three Guilty In Liquid Bomb Trial

    09/08/2008 1:56:48 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 145+ views
    Sky News (excerpt) ^ | September 8, 2008
    Excerpt - Three men accused of plotting to use liquid bombs to blow up jets flying from Heathrow airport have been found guilty of conspiracy to murder. Of the eight people on trial over the alleged plot to attack transatlantic airliners, three were found guilty of one of the charges against them, four had no verdict given and one was acquitted. ~ snip ~
  • Air travel: Terminal 5 still losing 900 bags every day

    07/11/2008 3:12:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 158+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 10, 2008 | Dan Milmo
    Terminal 5 came in for renewed criticism yesterday after it emerged that passengers transferring between planes at Heathrow's troubled new £4.3bn building are losing more than 900 bags a day. "Passengers will be surprised and disappointed to learn that there is still a one in 12 chance of losing their bags,"
  • Afghan hijacker 'working at Heathrow'

    05/17/2008 10:17:55 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 7 replies · 232+ views
    Telegraph U.K. ^ | 05-16-08 | Graham Tibbets
    An Afghan hijacker who forced an airliner to fly to Britain is now working at Heathrow, it has been disclosed. Nazamuddin Mohammidy, 34, was one of a gang of nine that threatened to blow up an internal flight in Afghanistan, along with 173 passengers and crew, unless they were granted political asylum. The Afghan hijackers forced the Boeing 727 to divert to Britain where they surrendered to police and the SAS after a 70-hour stand-off at Stansted Airport, Essex in Mohammidy, of Hounslow, Middlesex, is now working as an office cleaner for British Airways. The discovery came after he...
  • Revealed: Afghan plane hijacker is now working as a cleaner at Heathrow

    05/16/2008 5:44:26 AM PDT · by wazoo1031 · 16 replies · 103+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2008 | Daniel Bates
    One of the nine Afghans who won the right to live in Britain after hijacking a plane is now working at Heathrow airport as a cleaner, it emerged last night. Nazamuddin Mohammidy was one of a group who took over an internal Afghan flight in 2000 and landed it in the UK, where they threatened to kill those on board unless they were granted asylum. Now it has emerged Mohammidy, 34, was recently arrested while driving a car around the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. Police suspected he was an unlicensed cab driver but were stunned when checks revealed...
  • Airline terror trial: 'Heathrow, Canary Wharf and nuclear plants in bomb plot'

    04/05/2008 12:18:40 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 455+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/5/2008 | Sean O'Neill and David Byers
    Attacks on nuclear power stations, oil and gas terminals, Canary Wharf and Heathrow’s control tower were being considered by leaders of the plot to blow up seven transatlantic airliners in mid-flight, a court was told yesterday. Documents found on computer memory sticks at the home of an alleged terrorist ringleader contained a list of targets across Britain – including the gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium. The man, Assad Sarwar, was said to be in contact with terrorist leaders overseas and visited Pakistan a month before his arrest as preparations for the airline attacks were being finalised. Peter Wright, QC,...
  • Sky: Naomi Campbell Arrested at Heathrow (for assaulting a police officer)

    04/03/2008 10:52:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 92+ views
    AP on Breitbart.com ^ | 4/3/08 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON (AP) - Sky News television reports supermodel Naomi Campbell has been arrested at Heathrow's terminal 5 for assaulting a police officer. A London Metropolitan Police spokesman says a woman was arrested at the terminal for on assault on police, but has refused to disclose her identity or give her age. The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity in line with force policy.
  • Flight club at Heathrow T5 (Disaster at UK airport continues)

    03/29/2008 1:17:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 29 2008 | WHEELER, PYATT, FRANCE
    DOZENS of workers at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 started to BRAWL just hours after it opened, it emerged last night. More than 30 baggage-handlers at the £4.3billion hub had to be pulled apart by security guards on Thursday. And the farce at the “world class” terminal continued yesterday as 72 more flights were scrapped, the ROOF started to LEAK and passengers JEERED staff. As rain dripped on their heads from a hole in the expensive panelled roof, tourists chanted: “You’re s*** and you know you are” at red-faced BA staff. Passenger Sandra Weber, 27, of Feldberg, Austria, raged: “It’s like being...
  • Protests as Heathrow's new terminal takes flight

    03/27/2008 3:08:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 267+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Flights began operating at Heathrow airport's new terminal on Thursday, slightly clouded by a few teething problems and a protest at the London air hub. Terminal Five, which cost 4.3 billion pounds and is the first addition to Heathrow in 20 years, was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month. On Thursday the first flight to land was from Hong Kong, and while the British Airways aircraft landed 10 minutes ahead of schedule, some passengers reported delays while signs were also criticised. "It took an hour for our bags to come through from the time we...
  • Crashed BA 777's engines continued to run but at reduced thrust: investigators

    01/24/2008 8:45:55 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 127 replies · 210+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 01/24/08 | David Kaminski-Morrow
    nvestigators have determined that the British Airways Boeing 777-200ER which crashed on approach to London Heathrow last week had adequate fuel on board and that both engines continued to generate thrust, albeit much-reduced, during the event. Preliminary findings from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch had indicated that the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines had failed to respond to an auto-throttle command for increased thrust during the final stage of the approach. In a newly-issued update, however, the AAIB says both engines did initially respond to the auto-throttle command, but that the starboard engine’s thrust reduced after about 3s and the...
  • BA pilot feared the worst as he struggled to land plane

    01/19/2008 8:39:33 AM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 83 replies · 596+ views
    Times (UK) ^ | 1/19/07 | Steven Swinford and Richard Woods
    THE pilot of the British Airways aircraft that crash-landed at Heathrow said he feared the flight would end in “catastrophe” as he struggled to cope with a double engine failure just two miles from touchdown. First Officer John Coward, 41, said both engines lost power simultaneously, leaving him with just seconds to bring the aircraft down. -- snip -- Investigators examining the wreckage of flight BA038 are now focusing on the theory that the crash was caused by a failure in the avionics and electronics systems that control the plane’s engines. . . . A senior industry source said: “....
  • Two engines 'did not respond'

    01/18/2008 10:50:45 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 97 replies · 177+ views
    CNN.com / europe ^ | 1/18/2008 | CNN
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Two engines on the British Airways plane which crash landed at Heathrow "did not respond" to a demand for increased thrust about two miles from touchdown, an initial report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said Friday. The report describes the Boeing 777 hitting problems 600ft off the ground and descending rapidly but just making it onto Heathrow land The report says: "Initial indications from (crew) interviews and Flight Recorder analyses show the flight and approach to have progressed normally until the aircraft was established on late finals for Runway 27L. "At approximately 600ft and two...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • Two Airplanes Collide at Heathrow Airport, London

    10/15/2007 3:26:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 69 replies · 226+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/16/07
    Two Airplanes Collide at Heathrow Airport, London(AP) No details yet.
  • Must we quit flying to save the planet?

    08/20/2007 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 42 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 18 August 2007 | Mark Rice-Oxley, Christin Science Monitor
    An environmental protester hugs a British police officer Saturday near London's Heathrow Airport. Organizers hope to attract as many as 1,500 people today to protest a proposed third runway at the airport and greenhouse gases released by air travel. LONDON — For the hundreds of climate-change activists who have camped out near Heathrow Airport for the past week, there is only one way to reduce the carbon footprint of aircraft: Stop flying so much. "Aviation is a luxury we can live without," said a protester named Merrick. Booming air travel, he said, is multiplying greenhouse gases just as the climate-change...
  • Heathrow Protesters 'May Stage Bomb Hoax'

    08/13/2007 4:16:25 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 443+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-13-2007 | David Millward
    Heathrow protesters 'may stage bomb hoax' By David Millward, Transport Correspondent Last Updated: 7:38pm BST 13/08/2007 A hard core of anarchist demonstrators are drawing up plans to bring Heathrow to a standstill using an array of tactics including disguising themselves as ordinary holidaymakers to cause havoc in the airport terminals The Daily Telegraph has learned that protesters are smuggling smart clothes into the "climate camp" in an attempt to sidestep police and security staff and get into the terminals and office buildings. Protestors against a third runway at Heathrow set up camp There are also fears they could be planning...
  • HEATHROW TERMINAL 'BEING EVACUATED'

    07/03/2007 6:44:20 AM PDT · by jdm · 104 replies · 3,196+ views
    AKI/Reuters ^ | July 03, 2007 | Staff
    Heathrow, England, 3 July (AKI) - Passengers said on Tuesday that Terminal 4 at London's Heathrow airport was being evacuated after a suspect package was found. Officials at the airport could not confirm that the terminal was being evacuated but said a suspect bag had been found, Reuters news agency reported. Flights departing from Terminal 4 are mainly operated by British Airways and by Dutch KLM, to European and long-haul destinations. Britain is on 'critical' security alert following last week's failed bombings at Glasgow airport and in central London, believed to be an-Qaeda plot. Security services fear a terror attack...
  • London's Heathrow terminal 3 closed after 'suspect package' found

    07/01/2007 1:11:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2007
    LONDON: Heathrow Airport's terminal 3 was closed Sunday night after a "suspect package" was found, airport authorities said. Airport operator BAA said in a statement that police were on the scene and "are working with airport staff to get the terminal reopened as soon as possible." Further details were not immediately available.
  • JFK Airport Terror Suspect's Family Reacts ["He'd never hurt a flea."]

    06/02/2007 4:01:18 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 59 replies · 1,807+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 02, 2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK — One of the daughters of a man among four accused in a terror plot to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport and surrounding areas told FOX News Saturday that her father was "falsely arrested." Abdul Kadir, a Muslim and former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for "terrorist operations," according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity. Kadir's wife, Isha, said that her husband was nabbed while boarding a flight to Venezuela, where he planned to pick up a travel visa to attend an Islamic...
  • Is Open Skies open season on union jobs?

    03/27/2007 9:07:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 13 replies · 440+ views
    milwaukee.bizjournals.com ^ | 9:34 AM HAST Monday, March 26, 2007 | Howard Dicus
    The Open Skies agreement between America and Europe has been hailed by airlines that see expansion opportunites outside their home continent. But airline unions see a threat to jobs. "Airlines need greater commercial freedom to run their businesses as real businesses," said Giovanni Bisignani, CEO of the International Air Transport Association. The Bush administration said Open Skies will create jobs, and United Airlines hailed the agreement, seeing expansion opportunity in Europe. Greg Davidowitch, president of the United Airlines master executive committee of the Association of Flight Attendants, disagrees. "These benefits are ambiguous, tenuous and will be short-lived at best," he...
  • Bomb suspects "radicalised in weeks" [Islamophobic backlash made them do it!]

    01/24/2007 1:55:26 PM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | Michael Holden
    LONDON (Reuters) - A group of British Muslims suspected of plotting to blow up U.S.-bound airliners flying from Britain had been radicalised in just weeks or months, London's police chief said on Wednesday. British detectives announced last August they had foiled a suicide bomb plot to blow up planes using liquid explosives. Officers have charged 15 people over the suspected plot with offences including conspiracy to murder and planning acts of terrorism. The suspects are due to go on trial next year. "One of the really shocking things ... is the apparent speed with which young, reasonably affluent, some reasonably...
  • The Great Christmas Standstill (Heathrow - Fog)

    12/22/2006 10:58:50 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 847+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-22-2006 | David Millward - Richard Holt
    The great Christmas standstill By David Millward, Transport Correspondent and Richard Holt Last Updated: 5:57pm GMT 22/12/2006 The misery has worsened for passengers at Britain’s airports today as freezing fog forced hundreds of domestic and European flights to be cancelled. A blanket of fog engulfs a runway at Heathrow People stranded at Heathrow woke from a few hours sleep slumped over café tables to hear the news that further flights had been cancelled. Whilst conditions are still predicted to be bad overnight, forecasts for the weekend have improved. British Airways plans to start operating domestic services in and out of...
  • Al Qaeda May Be Plotting Holiday Attacks

    11/10/2006 5:34:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 148 replies · 6,890+ views
    Excerpt - Intelligence agencies have been warned that al Qaeda may be planning to attack air and rail travel in Europe in actions that may occur during the busy holiday travel season, CBS News has learned exclusively. In separate interviews with Arab and other intelligence sources, CBS News has been told that the warnings come from interrogations of al Qaeda suspects who recently left Afghanistan and Pakistan. "One suspect said plans for repeating the Heathrow attempt (a reference to the failed 'liquid bomb' plot interrupted in August) were all prepared. It is now a matter of taking action," said one...
  • Man arrested over Heathrow alert

    10/10/2006 1:00:42 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 4 replies · 614+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2006 | Staff
    A man is being questioned by police after a security alert forced the closure of part of Heathrow Airport.About 2,000 people were evacuated from Terminal Two after a suspect package was found in the check-in area. Police said they were looking into reports that a man had run up to a desk, dropped off a package and then fled. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "That is certainly a line of inquiry and CCTV is being checked." Passengers faced delays in entering the building as staff called travellers through flight-by-flight, prioritising those flights leaving first. As a result, queues built up...
  • Bombenalarm: London Heathrow evakuiert

    10/10/2006 8:49:25 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 68 replies · 4,174+ views
    AP via 20 minutes ^ | 10.09.06 | unknown
    heathrow evacuated - suspicious package - man seen placing package and running off ... only in german - can't find on bbc / sky this is AP via a Swiss Internet News Site
  • Mastermind Of 9/11 Had 'Plot To Hit Heathrow'

    09/07/2006 6:56:44 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 493+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-9-2006 | Duncan Gardham
    Mastermind of 9/11 had 'plot to hit Heathrow' By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 09/09/2006) The mastermind behind the September 11 attacks on America went on to plan a hijack plot to attack London, it was alleged yesterday. Ramzi bin al-Shibh was tasked by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to recruit operatives in Saudi Arabia for an attack on Heathrow Airport Four men in Saudi Arabia had already been recruited to fly aircraft into Heathrow airport when the plot was allegedly thwarted, according to United States sources. President George W Bush suggested that the Canary Wharf tower in London's Docklands might also have been...
  • London - Lindsay Lohan says handbag with $1 million of jewels stolen at Heathow airport

    09/07/2006 6:36:03 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 646+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 7, 2006
    The actress Lindsay Lohan victim of a flight to a million dollars LONDON - the American actress Lindsay Lohan was made conceal her hand Thursday bag with the London airport of Heathrow. The bag contained more than one million dollars of jewels, indicated a spokesman of the police force. According to the spokesman, the young actress realized that its hand bag had disappeared whereas it left terminal 1 of the airport. An investigation was open. Lindsay Lohan, 20 years, is one of the young actresses who go up to Hollywood. She lately played in the last Robert Altman, "A...
  • 3 more charged in jetliner bomb plot

    08/29/2006 7:53:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 309+ views
    AP ^ | Aug. 30, 2006 | Matt Moore
    LONDON - British anti-terrorist police charged three more people late Tuesday with conspiring to commit murder in the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners. The three — Mohammed Yasar Gulzar, Mohammed Shamin Uddin and Nabeel Hussain — were also charged with preparing to commit terrorism by helping in an alleged plan to smuggle explosives aboard the planes, police said. Eleven people have now been charged on those two counts. Four others were charged with lesser offenses, including having knowledge of a terrorist activity but not disclosing information about it. A Scotland Yard statement said Gulzar, Uddin and Hussain conspired...