March 30, 2010, - 12:07 pm
It gives new meaning to Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” And it has echoes of Leon Klinghoffer & the Achille Lauro hijacking all over again . . . not to mention all the Muslims who’ve been having sudden “drunken” or “upset” incidents on planes all over American airspace since November.
Smoke on the Water: Jihadi “Hoaxer” Ibrahim Khalil Zarou & the Carnival Sensation
They’re now calling this weekend “adventure in jihad” a “hoax,” but it’s quite apparent what it really is: they’re testing the system . . . just like they did the last several months on planes across America. Ibrahim Khalil Zarou and his comrades just learned the procedures and reaction time for a future version of his so-called “hoax.” “Inebriated”? PUH-LEEZE.
Aboard the Carnival Sensation in the wee hours of Sunday morning, a 31-year-old Virginia man was heard shouting “We are jihad,” and “Come to the top deck and watch the bomb,” according to a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman. Other reports said he was very inebriated.
The words were later determined to be a hoax and the passenger, Ibrahim Khalil Zarou of Leesburg, Virginia, who had been cruising as part of a party of 12, was arrested by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office officials for making a false bomb threat.
But Zarou’s words, which were reported by another passenger to ship officials, started a chain of events that included the ship being held four miles off the Florida coast for several hours and being boarded by the Coast Guard, FBI and local sheriff’s office officials; a search by bomb-sniffing dogs, conducted at Port Canaveral (where the ship had been headed), and a Unified Command being established, involving several government agencies. . . .
The “threat” was first reported to ship personnel around 4 a.m., and an exhaustive search for a bomb was conducted by onboard security personnel, according to USCG spokesman Christopher Evanson, Petty Officer First Class. . . .
After it was determined there was no credible bomb threat, the ship was allowed to return to port, arriving at about 10:45 a.m., some five hours later than scheduled. Some passengers had to rebook missed flights home.
Those passengers should sue Zarou for damages and emotional distress. We need to fight back and take a page from their playbook, turn their litigation jihad against us into our litigation jihad against them. Sadly, we’re too meek . . . and I doubt a single passenger will do it.
More about Zarou and the aftermath–amazing that this “hoaxing” would-be hijacker was released on miniscule bond:
A 31-year-old man who investigators said claimed there was a bomb aboard a cruise ship has bonded out of jail.
Ibrahim Khalil Zarou, of Leesburg, Va., posted a $10,000 bond about 9 p.m. Sunday and walked out of the Brevard County Detention Center in Sharpes, hours after a bomb scare was reported aboard the Carnival Sensation cruise ship.
Zarou, who authorities say works as a heating and air-conditioning salesman in Virginia, was charged with false report about planting a bomb.
No court date has been set for a hearing on the charge.
Hmmm . . . better hope there aren’t explosives in the heating ducts and air conditioning units he’s handled.
Bad joke? No, the bad joke is America’s lax attitude toward Muslims who threaten bombs.
Smoke on the water. You know what they say? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
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