Qatar diplomat held following telling air marshals he was lighting shoes on fire

Just being sarcastic?  A little hint, if you are confronted by air marshals  don’t say you are lighting your shoes on fire.  Seems a Qatar Diplomat thinks it is O.K. to be sarcastic because his has full diplomatic immunity.  The man was identified as Mohammed al Modadi.

Diplomatic Immunity should not cover, even sarcasm since he was probably trying to cop a smoke, anyone who makes a statement that could be construed as an act of terror.   How is it that some people have more rights against prosecution than a U.S. Citizen. It just shouldn’t fly no matter who he is.

ABC Reports:

FBI agents say no explosives were found in the shoes of a Qatar diplomat who was subdued by federal air marshals on a United flight to Denver Wednesday night after allegedly telling the marshals, “I’m lighting my shoes on fire.”

Authorities say the diplomat was wrestled to the ground and two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to accompany the 757 on the final five minutes of its flight to Denver. Flight 663 originated from Washington Reagan airport.

A US security official said, “it may have been a massive misunderstanding” and the diplomat’s statement may have been a “sarcastic” comment when he was confronted by two air marshals who had been told by flight attendants that smoke was coming from the lavatory.

via FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver – ABC News.

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