TSA flags 18-month-old a suspected terrorist, removes parents and child from plane

Two Muslim parents and their child were pulled off of an airplane by jetBlue because the TSA wanted to speak with them. Apparently their 18-month-old daughter was on a no-fly list and accused of being a suspected terrorist:

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  • 12grace

    It’s hard to tell if this is the real deal or a media ploy.

    • The TSA’s purview is not limited to air travel. It is already expanded to overseeing bus travel in some places.

  • SovereignMary

    Abolish the government run TSA!

  • SovereignMary

    This only proves that these TSA Zombies lack the ability to put one brain cell in front of the other!

    • kong1967

      True, but as employees they are following procedure. I’m sure a lot of them believe it’s insane just like we do.

  • CaseyGeorge

    And I thought my kids were little terrors!

    Seriously though, I wonder if this was just a case as having someone else’s name or something

    • kong1967

      Yeah, I’d imagine. I’ve heard of mistaken identities before at airports. The TSA needs to start using a little common sense, though. Anyone in their right mind would know this little girl isnt’ a terrorist. If there was anything it would be the parents, but they weren’t on the list.

      • CBDenver

        Right. And in the meantime, as the TSA agents swarm over an 18 month old, the real terrorists may very well be just sliding on by. I remember my brother telling me when he took his two young sons on a plane trip he warned them not to put their water guns in their backpacks. Of course they did. And when the xray scanners saw the first one, all the agents swarmed over to check out what was going on. In the meantime, the second child’s watergun in his backpack want unnoticed. Luckily they weren’t real terrorists with real guns.

        • kong1967

          This is a funny story…..sort of….if it wasn’t so serious in it’s implications. As you said, it means they can be distracted and the real bomb gets through because they aren’t paying attention.

  • “Zero Tolerance” means “Cool, now we don’t have to use our brains!”.

  • 12grace

    Al-Qaeda planting bombs in CATS and DOGS

    Does the TSA think Al-Qaeda is planting bombs in babies going on airplanes?

    • tvlgds

      It certainly would not be beneath them to do so.

      • KenInMontana

        There have been recent reports regarding surgically implanted bombs;

        • tvlgds

          Yep. I’ve been hearing about it for a few years. Breast implants, etc. They will stop at nothing including using women, children, and the physically/mentally impaired.

        • Joe

          From the Dark Knight – Batman

          I hope they didn’t get the idea from this scene

          These people are sick and getting sicker !

          I thought the “War on Terror is over”

          Obummer is crazy if he thinks they will stop

        • Joe


          Was it you or Bob that posted that link to the mosque in S. Carolina with the
          training grounds

          If it was You – can you repost it for the board

          I have it – but I don’t want to step on you


          • keyesforpres

            It’s in York,SC. I told Gov. Haley about it and she asked me to email her office with the info. I did and they got back to me and said there was nothing they could do that it is a law enforcement issue. Law enforcement says there is nothing they can do. Bull to that. The governor should shut it down. There are at least 14 of these compounds aruond the country.

            The guy behind it is the same guy behind the Daniel Pearl murder.

          • KenInMontana

            It was K-Bob, I say that because I don’t recall posting it. But if you have it go ahead and post it.

    • steprock

      I have a quote for you that fits terrorists like a glove:

      “Nothing’s unthinkable once somebody’s thought it.”

  • Good grief. If my eyes don’t explode soon, I’ll be surprised.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I feel safer just knowing TSA is on the job…

    • 12grace

      Yea, so they (TSA and brown shirt affiliates) can assault legal citizens of America while allowing our enemies to walk in via airplanes or borders.

  • MiketheMarine

    Our entire government is chock full of idiots and morons.

  • Dodoforever Canspell

    In this instance, I am going to side with the TSA because there have been numerous news items that Al Qaeda are planning on using humans (that includes even new born babies and pets). The way they plan on doing this is by planting non-metalic bomb materials inside the body of the either self aware suicide bomber or an unaware of the bomb mule.
    Also, if this Muslim couple were so insulted, humiliated and what not…. why don’t they stop pushing their head veils into our faces knowing how we feel about masks and hidden faces?

    • 12grace

      We need all the facts before making any conclusions.

    • Rob_Bryant

      I know what you are getting at, but I don’t see why the KID’s name was on a no-fly list. Seems to me it should’ve been the parents name if anything.

    • keyesforpres

      I’m with you. Muslims would have no problem killing their own child in the name of their dead moon god. I believe they stopped some muslims last year that were trying to sneak something in their baby formula? Or something along those lines.

    • 2yves

      I have no problem with veils on the head only but not covering the face. Unless they are willing to take their face coverings off to show us a match with a photo ID card.

  • steprock

    The TSA makes me feel safe. And warm inside.

    • Linky1

      With those body scanners, they know just how warm you feel inside.

      • stage9


  • kong1967

    The bad thing about watchlists is that if you have the same name as a terrorist you get nailed. There needs to be more detailed information about every person on the list so they don’t humiliate people like this. This is not acceptable.

    I can’t see any logic in this.

  • I guess this is an example of anti-Muslim bigotry? #StopIslamicTerrorism

  • Well, I can’t seem to get all worked up over this. If the kid’s name was on the No Fly List, then the TSA and the FBI were obviously looking for somebody with that name. Nobody in this story has mentioned WHY they were looking for somebody with that name. The fact that the person with the name was only 18 months old really doesn’t matter. What if the TSA or the FBI got information that two Middle Eastern terrorists posing as parents of an 18 month old were planning to blow up a plane? This is not so far fetched. A few years ago when a major plot was stopped in England to blow up several airliners, a Muslim couple was actually going to use a baby to smuggle explosives on to an aircraft. So unless the TSA had a full explanation as to why this person was on the No Fly List, they were just playing it safe. What I DO fault the TSA for is letting the family on the plane at all. If they had any problems, they should have prevented the family from boarding the plane in the first place. Once the matter was cleared up, then they should have allowed them on the plane.

    • keyesforpres

      Agreed. I also think those cloth coffins should not be allowed on planes.

    • 2yves

      It probably would have saved these parents from going through a lot of embarrassment.

  • c4pfan

    She’s a cutie.

  • teri_b

    We are the TSA, and we will not fall for the “incredibly cute” disguise. No sir, you’re busted, little tyke!

  • Josh

    Would have to agree with the TSA on this one point. If the name was on the no-fly list, the boarding pass should never have been issued. You would think the computer would catch that before letting them board.

  • jackl92

    An 18 month old terrorist, in the eyes of the TSA it all makes sense.

  • keyesforpres

    I have no problem with muslims being removed from planes.

  • Cindy09

    My guess is that with the little variations between Islamic names, you find yourself with a list of persons with the same namesakes. It would be a little bit easier if they had matched this toddler’s name with a date of birth. They’d avoid such mistakes given obvious differences! But why would the TSA care about international embarrassment? The agency is already a national shame.

  • Cindy09

    @ KeyesforPres

    Muslims that know they are Muslims or a toddler that knows only googoo-gaga?

  • dlg1956

    My oldest son spent 3 tours with the Marines in Iraq. He was there during some of the hardest fighting. One of the saddest stories he told was that the muslims would use little children, strap explosive backpacks on them and send them into convoys.

    So it is not so impossible to believe that muslims here would not do the same thing.