MIAMI - An airline passenger in Miami proclaimed ``I want to kill all the Jews'' before police forced him off a Detroit-bound plane, authorities said Thursday.
Mansor Mohammad Asad, 43, of Toledo, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday night, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department statement. Asad was charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence.
FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said there were no indications the disturbance was related to terrorism. The bureau was initially brought in to look into the incident but is no longer involved in the investigation. She said the FBI is treating the disruption as a matter for local authorities.
The disturbance forced a taxiing Northwest Airlines flight to turn around at Miami International Airport, according to a news release. Witnesses told investigators who boarded the plane that Asad was loud, disruptive and claimed to be Palestinian.
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Why is it that whenever there is a disruption like this, the first thing the FBI says is "it's not terrorism"? How do they know enough to proclaim that it's "not terrorism"?