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Intelligence and ignorance delay flight.

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LifeIsGoodish Sun 08-May-16 08:49:27

Head-desk!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36240523

Ignorant xenophobia.

AugustaFinkNottle Sun 08-May-16 14:00:22

That's horrendous, but I suppose it might be accounted for by her having a phobia about flying or a mental illness, particularly as she didn't rejoin the flight once it did take off. I do feel sorry for the Italian economist being treated publicly as a potential terrorist.

allegretto Sun 08-May-16 14:06:43

shock this could so easily be my husband! So weird that they even considered this nonsense for two hours.

OddBoots Sun 08-May-16 14:09:50

I showed this to my (maths and computing geek with ASD) ds as he will often write equations when he is just sitting amusing himself, more worryingly his are computer game related for first person shooter games so he could end up getting himself in real trouble.

MarthaCliffYouCunt Sun 08-May-16 14:20:30

shock

LifeIsGoodish Sun 08-May-16 16:42:12

What gets me is that they took the prof off the plane to question him. Was there really nobody on the crew who could just look at his writing and see that it was maths? Not, God forbid, Arabic!

CoteDAzur Sun 08-May-16 16:56:39

Or to just check his passport & see that he is Italian?

Staggering ignorance.

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