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'Muslim terrorist' on Air Malta plane turns out to be Caribbean Christian
by Noel Grima
The story that made the rounds of the world that a Muslim man was apprehended on an Air Malta plane when he persisted in praying out aloud in the aisle just as the plane was taxying to take off at London's Heathrow Airport, now has to be revised.
It was a Caribbean Christian man, Maria Busuttil who was on the plane with him, told The Times. And the prayer he was chanting was the 'Our Father'.
Yet even yesterday on In-Nazzjon, Brian Grech who had a hand in restraining the man, still insisted the man was an Arab Muslim.
Writing on The Times comment pages yesterday, Ahmed Sain wrote: "For all of you who made a comment yesterday on this subject, I think you got it all wrong regarding this man's religion. Now you guys ask for forgiveness."
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