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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Pope protesters' hijack airliner Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5403976.stm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Islam again. Sigh.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're very upset that he said something bad about us being violent and stuff. What should we do? I know, let's go threaten to kill some shit!

edit: yep... just reread article; not Islam related hijack at all. (Had only read the top half earlier).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems that those guys are not muslims but christians from Turkey seeking for political asylum.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All the Turkish Airlines plane's 107 passengers - including beauty contest entrants - are said to be unhurt.


*phew* that was a close one
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zepp wrote:
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All the Turkish Airlines plane's 107 passengers - including beauty contest entrants - are said to be unhurt.


*phew* that was a close one


Yeah that part of the reporting really pissed me off.. I'd have expected this from lesser networks but not from good old BBC... oh beautiful people are onboard, what a tragedy? 107 people where on there and I'm quite sure the majority of them did something more worthwhile with their lives than look pretty for a few years.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
Islam again. Sigh.


He was actually christian, but OK. Who needs facts when you can just make generalizations?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is amazing just what the opinion of a small minority can influence the mentally unstable to do.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

playfool wrote:
Zepp wrote:
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All the Turkish Airlines plane's 107 passengers - including beauty contest entrants - are said to be unhurt.


*phew* that was a close one


Yeah that part of the reporting really pissed me off.. I'd have expected this from lesser networks but not from good old BBC... oh beautiful people are onboard, what a tragedy? 107 people where on there and I'm quite sure the majority of them did something more worthwhile with their lives than look pretty for a few years.
Nah. Average Turks aren't worth mentioning. :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drizek wrote:
John-Boy wrote:
Islam again. Sigh.


He was actually christian, but OK. Who needs facts when you can just make generalizations?


Yes - I don't know why I saw the word Islam and associated it with violence. Silly me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes - I don't know why I saw the word Islam and associated it with violence. Silly me.


I see 'Great Britain', 'the USA' or 'Israel' - and I associate those words with violence too.
Meguess it's just a matter of reputation.

(and the hijacker was a CO trying to avoid doing armed military service and recent convert to christianity - there's no provision for CO in Turkish law, and prison sentences for objecting to armed military service range up to 10 years. He had tried applying for asylum in Armenia, but Armenian authorities instead phoned Turkey and told 'we've got yer another deserter' - I think he was quite desperate although he acted quite stupid and put the lives of the other passengers in potentially harms way)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwest wrote:

I see 'Great Britain', 'the USA' or 'Israel' - and I associate those words with violence too.
Meguess it's just a matter of reputation.


Indeed - in the case of the US/etc .. it's a justified response. Matter of opinion as you say.


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