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But Did He Have a Paperback Book on His Lap?

Boy, those Northwest flights to Detroit sure are popular:

An airline passenger in Miami proclaimed “I want to kill all the Jews” before police forced him off a Detroit-bound plane, authorities said Thursday.

Mansor Mohammad Asad, 43, of Ohio, was arrested Wednesday night, according to a police department statement. Asad was charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence…

The disturbance forced a taxiing Northwest Airlines flight to turn around at Miami International Airport, according to a news release. . . . Authorities used a stun gun to subdue Asad on the jet bridge after he charged at an officer with fists clenched. He also chanted in a foreign language and threatened officers during a search.

“I’m not afraid of you cops, I’ve gotten in fights with cops in Ohio and broke their arms in three places,” he said, according to the affidavit. “I’ve broken skulls too!”

The affidavit noted that alcohol didn’t appear to be a factor during the incident.

Gee, thanks, Sherlock. I wonder why that would be. Speaking of things that aren’t a factor:

FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said there were no indications the disturbance was related to terrorism. . . . 

Gotcha. So he’s not a member of Local #937 of the Amalgamated Union of Isolated Extremists. For one thing, he’s not that isolated:

The Transportation Security Administration says three of Asad’s companions were also taken off the plane and questioned. The plane departed after a search.

(via the Closet Conservative)

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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