Muslim airline pilots planned to bomb four UK cities

ByPamela Geller on January 24, 2016

If their plot had succeeded, would the British government have awakened to the reality of the global jihad? No, it would have commissioned a blue-ribbon study of “islamophobia.” And of course anyone who suggests that it might be unwise to hire Muslims as airline pilots is a racist-islamophobic-antimuslim-bigot.

cameron isis uk

“RAF ‘foiled ISIS airline terror plot to bomb four UK cities after cracking pop song code,'” by Steve Robson, Mirror, January 24, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The RAF foiled an Islamic State terror plot to bomb four UK cities after intercepting suspicious chatter between commercial airline pilots, it has been claimed.

The suspected jihadists made references to attacks on London, Brighton, Bath and Ipswich in the days after the Paris massacre last November, it was reported.

The two pilots, who were leaving Amsterdam’s airport Schiphol for a Middle Eastern country, used coded language which made reference to pop music, the Sunday Express claims.

But it was reportedly cracked by GCHQ experts who believed the pair were planning to smuggle in explosives or chemical weapons.

The pair used the emergency ‘Mayday’ frequency to discuss their plans, it was reported.

The Ministry of Defence said today it would not comment on matters of national security.

The Government considered increasing the terror threat level in Britain to ‘critical’ from ‘severe’ in the wake of the attacks on the streets of Paris last November 13 which left 130 dead.

It also emerged last year that defence chiefs have drawn up plans to deploy more than 5,000 troops on the streets of the UK in the event of a terrorist attack.

The plan, codenamed Operation Temperer, would see the army protect key targets alongside armed police.

It comes as France vowed to keep its state of emergency until a ‘total and global war’ against ISIS has been won.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the country would not relent in its high-security strategy, while also warning Europe’s migration crisis was putting EU countries at risk.

The measures give police more power to conduct raids and impose house arrests….

Stay on top of what's really happening. Follow me on Twitter here. Like me on Facebook here.

Print This Post Print This Post


Comments at Atlas Shrugs are unmoderated. Posts using foul language, as well as abusive, hateful, libelous and genocidal posts, will be deleted if seen. However, if a comment remains on the site, it in no way constitutes an endorsement by Pamela Geller of the sentiments contained therein.

  • Millionmileman

    When one reads a detailed account about the 4 cities involved, I cannot understand why they chose Bath over Cheltenham, a few minutes away and home of GCHQ?

  • pennant8

    During WWII the Brits took the lead in breaking the almost unbreakable German Enigma codes. Now they have to break codes based on pop songs?

    Seriously, I read somewhere that ISIS is getting deeply involved with computer encryption. When this type of encryption first came on line our own NSA [National Security Agency] tried to squelch it because for the most part it is unbreakable.

    • Honcho

      You can blame that traitor Snowden for that. The sensitive information he released has formed the backbone of how these terror organizations skirt surveillance.

      • JSebastian

        Nonsense. If you want to evade NSA surveillance to maintain secrecy, there are three ways to do that:
        1. don’t communicate electronically
        2. use one-time systems.
        3. Don’t tell your secrets to other people.

        99% of state surveillance capability that could affect a terror org is defeated by using methods 1 and 2. The reason is that the vast majority of this capability is around SIGINT, not HUMINT. That is why it takes so long to locate targets that governments are protecting, like when the pakis hid OBL for 8 years. The only way they finally caught a break? HUMINT.

        Anyway, either one of these methods have ALWAYS been secure, long before Snowden, and anyone who has ever studied encryption would know this.

      • Fred Sawyer

        I hope USA finds Snowden and executes him for treason.

        • Rob Porter

          I’d rather see Barack Obama, Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett and Hillary Clinton executed for treason and would regard it as far more justified.

          • Reagan40

            Please add Snowden to the list. Snowden is evil hating on his own country.

          • conan_drum

            Yes he fled to Russia one of the most controlled, repressive and corrupt countries in the world run by former KGB agents. How ironic and what a hypocrite and so many boobies think he is a hero

          • Reagan40

            People that think Snowden is a hero have been fed a steady diet of political correctness and need their head examined. Every nation spy on every nation and to think America is different and should not or should be on the so called higher moral ground is not on dishonest but practically impossible and counterintuitive. If we ask Moslems and liberals, why are they doing what they dare not do in Moslem countries? They tell us our country should be on a higher moral ground. They tell us we are better than that. If that is not double standard, what else is double standard? They are using our liberty to destroy our liberty and we are letting them.

          • Rob Porter

            Compared the list I’ve mentioned, Snowden is small fry. You should get your priorities right. You’ve got a piece of filth in the White House and no one is stopping him.

          • Reagan40

            I am not sure you understand the depth of what Snowden did. Check it again on Google. What do you think the consequences of what he did would have been if he were Russian and did it to Russia? What if he were North Korean, Iranian, Chinese, Japanese, Saudi Arabian etc? Or you think those countries have better ethics than America? Snowden is not a small fry; he’s at the same level, perhaps worse compared to the list you mentioned. Those in that list will give you reasons why they took their devious positions. But for Snowden; why, what’s his motif? How can he justify what he did? What whistle is he blowing if not washing what only Snowden considers to be his stinking linen in public?

          • Rob Porter

            I understand that Snowden exposed a rogue government that has been spying on its own people and behaving like an enemy of the American people. We already know its a garbage government that cannot be trusted. Regarding the things now being said about Snowden, I have had personal experience of this. Many years ago my wife died in a house fire in Ontario, Canada. I quickly began getting an impression that things had gone wrong, so investigated. It took me 3 months to find out that she had called 911 for help and both it and a fire department made a mess. Then the police and fire marshal did lousy investigations and lied. Despite efforts to dissuade me I investigated and eventually uncovered and exposed that 5 bureaucracies had made a mess. But the authorities did want the public to know about their mess, so suddenly it wasn’t them who’d made a mess, but I who was exaggerating and hadn’t got all the facts. Bad luck for them, an investigative journalist I turned to investigated, found that I was right and every one of these bureaucracies including the police who were useless, lied and covered up. First he put me on national tv and in the inquest I forced, I embarrassed these people all over again. Had I not done that the public could have been persuaded to belief that I was the liar. So Google will not necessarily give us the true picture because we don’t know who wrote or their motivations. My point is that for his actions many will demonize Snowden and we seldom consequently find out who is the biggest liar.

            There is no way that Snowden is even remotely as rotten and destructive to the U.S. as is Obama and the other trash I mentioned.

          • Mindy Robinson

            I agree with you.

          • Mindy Robinson

            Seems to me your concern should be turned towards hillary right now, she is a clear and present danger,as is obama. We cannot do anything about snowden at this point in time, however, we can do something about hillary and keep trying to do something about the thug in chief.

          • Mindy Robinson

            I have seen no evidence that this is the case, I have seen that he blew the whistle on homeland security and obama. I do not rule out it is possible his intentions were sinister , not noble, to date , nothing supports that. However, there is much evidence against hillary for her crimes against this nation and without doubt she intentionally placed us at risk.

          • Mindy Robinson

            So would I.

        • Ed VanHalen

          They know where he is. I’d like to say the same about Barrack Obama.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          The US government is run by islamic collaborators and Snowden gets your panties in a bunch? I trust Putin a lot more than I trust the muslum in the White Mosque in the District of Criminals.

        • gforce

          snowden and obama… and clinton

      • Mindy Robinson

        Actually turn your gaze and accusations to hillary and obama, there you will see the traitors.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      There are some computer codes that would take years to break. The only solution is to figure out the sources of them, and do a little old fashioned bone breaking with axe handles.

      • Barbara Tatum

        my aunt recently purchased a superb BMW M6
        only from working off a pc at home… I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn More right Here
        ➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsPress/GetPaid/98$hourly❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.❦.

    • volksnut

      They didn’t break the codes they boarded a U-Boat that the crew failed to scuttle as well as failed to destroy their enigma machine and code books –

  • Dale Wellman

    The government response will be; hire more muslim pilots and give them specific directions on where not to crash their jets.

    • Dan Knight

      LOL … hire Muslim pilots – and pay them to teach Kafirs how to be good dhimmis. (ie. sensitivity training)

    • Richard

      Nice. Something like a cartoon of a jet crashing into a high rise surrounded by a red circle with a slash through it.

    • joe1429

      Cant discriminate against muslum pilots, not pc. Imagine our govt hiring jap pilots during ww2??

    • Rocinante44

      and prayer breaks while in the air

  • 23 Wolfhound

    Terrorists just need more jobs–that’s what the State Department says. It must be true then…pffft.

  • dissidentpatriot

    I’d seriously think about removing muslims from positions as pilots as that is just a ticking time bomb when at any point they could ‘become radicalized’ and send their plane straight into whatever target they want.

    • JSebastian

      You’re too late. Kamikaze jihad has been occurring on a regular basis since 9/11.

      1. Egypt Air flight 990: Gamil el-Batouty “radical muslim”, or more accurately just following instructions in the koran.

      2. MH370: Zaharie Ahmad Shah , muslim “extremist”, or more accurately just a regular muslim following the instructions of the koran.

      3.. QZ8501: same thing (look it up, this one is doubly disturbing given the pilot, Capt. Iriyanto had been professionally employed in a jihad capacity of bombing christians for years in East Timor)

      4. Germanwings 9525: Andreas Lubitz. A western convert to islam. No less dangerous though.

      • Tina

        Why was there no mention of #4 being an Islam convert?

        • Trevor Bloody Wilson

          I think there was. Sure I read it in a couple of newspapers and on TV News.

        • Richard

          By the time it was an established fact the news cycle for the story had expired. The few conservative outlets for news did pick it up but it would not have been highlighted in the NYT or Newsweek had it been known from the beginning. Remember, there is a self imposed blackout on reporting acts of violence or sabotage as jihad by the leftist media, which is the overwhelming majority of the mainstream.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            I always figured the enemedia was covering the truth about Andreas Lubitz, it’s practically par-for-the-course for law enforcement and the enemedia to lie about acts of islamic terrorism.

          • Tina

            Thank you for taking the time to reply. (I hadn’t discovered Pamela at that time.) I was shocked & perplexed over that tragedy, but Islam & Germany makes sense.

  • JSebastian

    The pair used the emergency ‘Mayday’ frequency to discuss their plans, it was reported.

    Hard to believe. Why would anyone use a constantly monitored freq for a conversation that is supposed to be covert?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Muslims are not really all that bright, they think everyone is as stupid as they are.

      • berserker

        That has saved our skin on numerous occasions. Remember the couple in the UK that were plotting terror attacks. On Twitter, they posted videos of trial runs and then asked for opinions on where to attack.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Didn’t see that, but it is not surprising. The only reason muslims get anything is from the sheer volume of them eroding any system they attack.

      • Dorrie

        That’s because they’ve been inbreeding for 1400 years. Their gene pool is clogged with filth.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          The way they behave, their gene pool is a toxic mud hole.

    • drummie

      If you check, those two freq. probably have a tone squelch on them. They do not unlock receivers until the tones are transmitted, such as an EPIRB/ELT on 121.5 & 243.0. Voice will not always be heard in every country. Also, there is a mayday setting for transponders that requires the pilots to set the right squawk code into it first. Again, this is not a voice freq.

      • B777 Mike

        This story doesn’t make much sense but 121.5 is most definitely an open voice frequency. It is used every day and in every part of the world. It is standard practice to be constantly monitored by all airline pilots in order to give assistance in an emergency.

        It is also used by pilots to help Air Traffic Control establish contact with aircraft who are out of range of ground stations or on the wrong ATC frequency.

        Because 121.5 is constantly monitored on the standby radio, pilots will sometimes accidentally select the wrong radio and use 121.5 for other general communications, or even to make a PA announcement to the passengers.

    • Shocked_and_Amazed8591

      Was wondering that myself. Talk about a big frigging red flag

  • Dan Knight

    Islamonazis plan Jihad = Vast Kafir conspiracy is responsible.
    Can’t make this nonsense up.

  • Michelle

    It never was even told to us and yes people would start refusing to fly if theyre muslim because of the terrorists making the threat last year that they would target planes and this is why they should thoroughly check backgrounds of would be pilots considering the threat from Muslim converts who always seem to take on the violent extremist versions of islam that insist on the darkest surahs of the quran which is the total opposite of peace towards all non muslims and peaceful muslims alike and to say this is a fact IS NOT racist ! It’s our lives at risk here ! Political correctness should cease as a cover up for the truth of the reality we live in right now !

  • pdxnag

    When you are caught in a game of virtue signaling your only answer is to double down on stupid, and blame yourself twice as hard. It is as maniacal as a Muslim saying the answer to too much Islam (the pious authentic kind) is even more Islam (understood as the pious authentic kind by hyper-pious Muslims).

    Que Mrs. Clinton’s trademark cackle, just because it illustrates mania about something or anything or nothing at all.

    • Generalpatern

      The eu do this, they come up with a crap scheme such as The Common Fisheries Policy, when it is found it has big holes in it, or doesnt work well they call for more EU. It has ruined the lives of thousands of UK fishing towns & the people, yet they still think its great, 2 weeks ago they imposed a ban on private sea anglers , who are only allowed to catch 1 sea bass. CFP has caused hundreds of thousands tons of fish caught, , sorted and thrown back dead. Brilliant scheme they think.

      • pdxnag

        One of my advisers in undergrad literally wrote the book (edited this one at least) on “Limited Entry As a Fishery Management Tool.” I read it long ago. They do it, arguably, to try to manage the resource – not to cause waste.

        Let’s not forget that the old Soviet 5-year plans tried, in part, to mimic private enterprise capitalism. But it was always imperfect and/or corrupt.

        Bureaucrats will always do what they do best. (Build little empires.)

  • Tina

    Flying is bad enough since 9/11, now we have to worry about the pilot being a crazed moslem. Great!

  • casey377

    If those Muslim psychos had managed to kill thousands by crashing those planes, the British government would have made it very clear who was to blame.
    The Jews and Christians.

    • Richard

      They were planning on smuggling explosives, not crashing planes.
      It’s usually obvious when someone rushes to comment on the story without actually reading it.

      • cheongyei

        There have already been many suicidal musslimm pilots who have crashed their planes. It is reasonable to expect more. Reading without being able to think clearly (your MO) is much worse than rushing to comment.

      • Pray Hard

        Muslims always do the most “unexpected” thing. People projecting their Western mentality onto the Muslim, just like you’re doing, is exactly why 9/11 happened.

        • Richard

          I’m not projecting anything. I read the article unlike you in the dogpile. The article is not ambiguous, it states “But it [coded language] was reportedly cracked by GCHQ experts who believed the pair were planning to smuggle in explosives or chemical weapons.” Ironically, in this instance it is cheongyei who is projecting without reading carefully and Pray Hard who is completely missing that point.
          Absolutely nowhere in the article does it state the suspicion that these particular pilots were planning on crashing planes into anything. At least not in anywhere in what Pamela posted, the link to the article in the Mirror does not work for me.

        • honeybee

          So profound, so insight full.

  • The Last English Prince

    There will continue to be attacks until the West is willing to clearly identify the problem.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    In another statement from London, the prime minister said ” Bwarkkk, cluck, cluck, bawark,” laid an egg, then scratched around looking for bird seed on the rug.

    • Melba Garcia

      Sorry, that is very witty banter. I enjoyed it. Don’t take me wrong, this is a serious problem. But, THESE barn animals deserve it.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        What can be done at this point in time? The British are quite comfortable with the situation, the odd complaint, but nothing serious, like rioting in the street over a cartoon of moe ham ug. Al that can be done is ridicule the fools that emasculated England, turning it into a colony of eunuch dhimmi. And whore house for muslims requiring the services of underage white girls.

    • Jon in MD 22

      Along with parliament and the woefully small military. As long as someone else’s daughter is raped they couldn’t care less.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        German dhimmi would hand their own sisters and daughters over to a muslim brothel if they though it would get them a pat on the bum from their islamic masters.

      • joe1429

        They too busy debating a bill to ban trump! GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Dorrie


    • Mindy Robinson

      isis is counting on it. It may be isis will continue to outsmart the “leaders” of the world, it’s not hard to do.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        When a bunch of inbred sand rats can outsmart the leaders and self proclaimed “intelligentsia” of europe, you know that europe is run by imbeciles, as if their policies did not clearly demonstrate that. Europe used to have a “brain trust”, now it has a “brain rust”.

  • nyctreeman

    Never ever get on a plane with a Moose Limb pilot

    • Don’t Even Try It!

      How do you know until it’s too late?

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        This is a real issue. I’m sure by the time the flight is scheduled an airline pilot is already assigned, so I’m sure the people who assist in boarding the flight could find out, but I doubt they would allowed to share that information. If I had my choice I’d only fly El Al airlines.

  • Judge Jury

    Why would anyone in their right mind ever fly a British airline other than Virgin?

    • Millionmileman

      Because they don’t fly direct to Chicago!

  • ServosT

    How is it possible to trust any moslem? Any one of them could suddenly go all Mohammed on the world. It’s like having millions of bombs walking around knowing for certain that four or five a day are going to go off.

  • Shafiq Islam

    Don’t forget that American flight instructors reported Arab students who only wanted to learn to fly planes but not to take off or land, and the FBI did nothing. Those guys flew the planes on 9/11.

  • karl59

    Has anyone learned any thing from 9-11-2001?

  • cliffleaper

    This again shows clearly our politicians relentless forcing of these heathens upon the west. They could stop in in a moment; a stroke of a few pens. But they do not. Even at the peril of us all.
    We must go after our political elite if we ever want this sorted.

  • spacearcadian

    very soon muslims will build an atomic bomb in a new york´s basement, and after the explosion and the catastrophic damage, the european leaders and the american president will meet and will make a common statement: “this has nothing to do with islam”, “not all muslims are nuking new york”…

  • anon nona

    Wake up people. Time to vote these dip shits out of office in all all countries that are allowing the muslime invaders to come in and take over.

  • joe1429

    .. It is getting near impossible now to break the encrypted codes, and just a matter of WHEN the next big attack will be… tick, tick tick

  • Drew the Infidel

    The so-called war on terror is on hold until the US picks a President.

  • Reagan40

    Islam is a terrorist organization. The religious component of it is a smokescreen to disarm the ignorant. The earlier it is seen as such and dealth with as such the better for the whole world. Very soon, islam will kill a million in the west and destroy a whole city then the fight back will commence.

  • poortaxpayerwindsor

    i wouldn’t let one of the savages drive a taxi,
    let alone be a pilot or doctor

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      In my part of the country, you have no choice as to whether or not your taxi cab driver is a f’ing muslum, because they all are.

  • Reagan40

    If muslims believe these, we better believe they will act on it:

    Islam according to its founding prophet Mohammad:

    Muslim (1:33) – “the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”

    Bukhari (52:73) – “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords’.”

    Bukhari (52:65) – “The Prophet said, ‘He who fights that Allah’s Word, Islam, should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause’.”

    Bukhari (52:256) – “The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, ‘They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)’.” 

    Bukhari (52:220) – “Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’”

    Muslim (31:5918) – “I will fight them until they are like us.”

    Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 484: – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

    Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”

    Saifur Rahman, The Sealed Nectar p.227-228 – “Embrace Islam… If you two accept Islam, you will remain in command of your country; but if your refuse my Call, you’ve got to remember that all of your possessions are perishable. My horsemen will appropriate your land, and my Prophethood will assume preponderance over your kingship.”

    Bukhari (52:177) – “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him’.”

  • Muslims are evil l Allah. The devil !

  • dad1927

    cam moron will blame Trump.

    • Dorrie

      Why would you bring Trump into this conversation?

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    If a muslum pilot is flying any plane I’m planning on going on, I won’t fly it and I will not be paying for my ticket if no refund or alternate flight is allowed.

  • joker

    That is so stupid…who on earth is going to chat on such matters over the international assigned mayday frequency?

  • joc22

    Sooner or later these ISIS dudes will succeed and carry out one of their WMD plans. Wonder what excuse the stupid Brits and the other moronic world governing bodies will use to justify their love for the muslim jihidist

  • Mindy Robinson

    islam is the root of the problem and the only way to defeat it or at the very least contain it is to outlaw islam and exile/deport any who choose the moon god over the law.

  • volksnut

    Now wouldn’t it be MUCH cheaper and a whole lot less stressful not to mention less dangerous to just not let the SOB’s into the country in the first place? barry wants to bring in the same level of homicidal islamic psychopath while making sure none of our intelligence agencies/security forces will be able to stop them – To my mind the muslims are being used