Muslim terrorists removed from Amsterdam-bound flight

2 terrorist suspects arrested on Cologne flight

BERLIN: German police commandos grabbed two terrorist suspects from an Amsterdam-bound flight early Friday before the plane took off from Cologne, police said.

A 23-year-old Somali man and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were arrested before the KLM flight left the airport, North Rhine-Westphalia state police said.

Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper, citing police sources, said the two had been under observation for months and a suicide note was found in their apartment saying that they wanted to die for the “jihad” or “holy war.”

– Source: 2 terrorist suspects arrested on Cologne flight, AP via the International Herald Tribune, Sep. 26, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

The KLM passenger carrier had been bound for Amsterdam.

The plane was stormed at 0655 (0455 GMT), police spokesman Frank Scheulen told AFP news agency.

The commandos boarded the plane as it was on the “point of departure” and removed the two suspects, a KLM spokeswoman told Dutch television.

The remaining passengers were then ordered off the aircraft for a baggage inspection, she added.

– Source: KLM plane in German terror alert , BBC, Sep. 26, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Islamic terrorism is inspired by the concept of ‘lesser Jihad’ (holy warfare against the enemies of Allah and Islam). Muslims disagree among each other as to what is or is not acceptable in ‘lesser Jihad.’ For instance, while many Muslims speak out against terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam, others approve of such acts under certain conditions. […more…]

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