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DHS Official: I Was Ordered to Purge Records of Islamic Terror Ties

2016-02-07 03:51:37| Airlines - Topix.net

A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups. "After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America's counter-terror strategy, our leaders' willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness - and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack," the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.

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DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties

2016-02-05 21:30:35| Airlines - Topix.net

Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested.

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Osama Bin Laden got 9/11 terror attacks idea from Egypt Air crash

2016-02-04 07:46:03| Airlines - Topix.net

Jerusalem, Feb 4: Osama bin Laden got inspiration for the deadly 9/11 attacks from a 1999 plane crash in which an Egyptian airline pilot deliberately downed his plane in the Atlantic Ocean, the al-Qaeda has claimed. In an article titled 'September 11 attacks -? the story untold' published in its weekly magazine al-Masrah, the al-Qaeda said the inspiration for the September 11 attacks was the story of Gamil al-Batouti, the Egyptian co-pilot, who deliberately crashed EgyptAir flight from Los Angeles to Cairo, killing 217 people, including 100 Americans.

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Ryanair boosts passenger numbers by fifth with price cuts after terror attacks

2016-02-01 17:44:12| Airlines - Topix.net

Budget airline Ryanair has seen passenger numbers rise by a fifth as it cut prices to boost bookings in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. The carrier's decision to drive down fares in the face of weakening demand caused by the atrocities in Brussels and Paris sparked a 20% rise in traffic to 24.9 million in the third quarter.

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Tourism down in countries hit by terror

2016-01-18 18:48:27| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Attacks by the Islamic State group lead to a dramatic fall in tourism in parts of North Africa, where millions rely on the trade, new figures show.

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