British Airways baggage handler Shahzada Khan has been arrested by London’s counter-terrorism squad after it was uncovered that he was being “groomed” to plant a bomb on a BA flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to the United States.
As reported by England’s The Daily Mail
, despite the mountain of evidence against Khan, he is now suing his former employer, British Airways, on the grounds that he was fired due to him being a Muslim.
According to The Daily Mail:
“Following the [terrorism] allegations, British Airways sacked Khan last December.
But Khan has now launched legal action, saying he was unfairly dismissed for religious reasons.”
As British counter-terror police investigated now-convicted terrorist Rajib Karim for plotting to place a bomb on an airplane headed to America, law enforcement also discovered e-mails between Karim and Khan.
Police also uncovered e-mails between Karim and the now dead terrorist hate-preacher Anwar al-Awlaki.
As reported by The Daily Mail:
“The e-mails contained coded references to a man called ‘shzd’ being groomed to place a bomb on a plane, and Khan’s phone number was saved on Karim’s phone under the same four-letter code.”
British Airways Baggage Operations Manager at Heathrow, Sara Edwards, testified before a British court that she was ‘very alarmed’ when police gave her transcripts of messages sent between Karim and al-Awlaki.
“My key concern was that Mr Khan posed a security risk to BA due to his connections with terrorism.
While there was no actual evidence of Khan being involved in any terrorist plots I considered it far too much of a risk to British Airways to keep him in the business.”
Miss Edwards also testified:
“Any link to terrorism cannot be tolerated within an organisation which is a key target for terrorist groups.
In my mind Khan could have been an individual who was in an appropriate role which would allow him access to a plane to place a package on board.”
source: Terrorist recruit claims he was fired for being a Muslim, sues British Airways – Fayetteville Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-fayetteville/terrorist-recruit-cliams-he-was-fired-for-being-a-muslim-sues-british-airways#ixzz1noBW0nzg