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  • "This is a nationwide shutdown": Black Lives Matter protesters block entry to Heathrow...

    08/05/2016 2:49:00 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Richard Spillett and Mark Duell
    Protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign brought transport routes around the UK to a standstill this morning as part of their campaign for a 'nationwide shutdown'. Pictures tweeted by angry motorists and air passengers show a banner unfurled across the approach road to Heathrow airport's terminals one, two and three this morning. Protests have also targeted Birmingham airport and the tram system in Nottingham during what the group called a 'nationwide shutdown'. The demonstrations look set to cause chaos at one of the busiest times of the year for transport networks, as hundreds of families head off on their...
  • Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York's JFK

    07/01/2016 7:48:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1 | Charlie Moore
    A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York's JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend. The account said that attacks would be carried out on planes 'flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US' and warned that 'there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.' The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group - the world's leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization - on its website.
  • 'Drone' hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

    04/17/2016 6:46:33 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/17/2016 | unattributed
    A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said. The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object - believed to be a drone - had struck the front of the Airbus A320. Police said no arrests have been made. If confirmed, it is believed to be the first incident of its kind in the UK. A British Airways spokesman said: "Our aircraft landed...
  • Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

    06/19/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    The body of a suspected stowaway was found atop an office building in West London on Thursday, and is believed to have plunged around 1,400ft from a Boeing 747 as it approached Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered an hour earlier in the undercarriage of the aircraft — British police are investigating both incidents. The survivor is believed to have climbed aboard the British Airways plane at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg before traveling over 8,000 miles from South Africa, largely in temperatures as low as -81 Fahrenheit on the 10-hour...
  • Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

    01/27/2015 10:58:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ali Khalil
    Dubai airport has soared ahead of London's Heathrow, riding a boom in long-haul flights between Asia and the West to become the world's top international travel hub, it said Tuesday. Traffic at the airport increased 6.1 percent last year to 70.47 million passengers, Dubai Airports said, adding that it expected a further surge in traveller numbers in 2015. Dubai International is home to Emirates, the Middle East's largest carrier, which along with Abu Dhabi's Etihad and Qatar Airways has seized a significant portion of travel between the West, Asia and Australasia.
  • Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport

    01/13/2015 8:28:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 12, 2014 | Joel Lewin
    Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2014, the head of the Gulf hub said on Monday. Dubai International airport dealt with about 71m international passengers in 2014, according to chief executive Paul Griffiths, surpassing the 68.1 million that passed through Heathrow. "Heathrow is losing a lot of traffic to Dubai because we're able to cater for the connections that Heathrow no longer has the capacity to service," said Mr Griffiths, referring to how the UK's largest airport is operating at near full capacity on its two runways.
  • 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.