The FBI prevented a dangerous 18-month-old terrorist toddler from getting on a JetBlue flight. No, this is NOT satire.
The alleged terror mastermind was trying to leave with her parents on a flight from Florida.
Though she was only 33 inches in height and still drinks milk from a bottle, the 18-month old daughter of two New Jersey-born Americans of Middle Eastern descent was targeted by the FBI as a potential terrorist.
That’s right, the “Terror Watch List” that the government wants to preemptively strip people of rights if they are on… that list includes the likes of little 18-month-old Riyanna.
Once the hit came up on the FBI’s list, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents boarded the about-to-depart plane in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and told the parents that the girl would have to come with them.
The parents of the girl wish to remain anonymous. They say the entire incident is absurd and discriminatory.
Riyanna’s mother said, in an interview with Fort Lauderdale’s WPBF 25 News, TSA agents were waiting for her to have her interrogated.
“And I said, ‘For what?’” Riyanna’s mother said to the network. “And he said, ‘Well, it’s not you or your husband. Your daughter was flagged as no fly.’”
“I said, ‘Excuse me?’” the mother recalled.
“It’s absurd,” Riyanna’s father added. “It made no sense. Why would an 18-month-old child be on a no-fly list?”
They were detained and interrogated for 30 minutes.
“We were put on display like a circus act because my wife wears a hijab,” the father alleges.
“We were humiliated,” he added. “We were embarrassed. We were picked on.”
The family is demanding an apology, but TSA is lying and blaming the airline
“TSA did not flag this child as being on the No Fly list,” the agency said.
“TSA was called to the gate by the airline and after talking to the parents and confirming through our vetting system, TSA determined the airline had mistakenly indicated the child was on a government watch list.”
But JetBlue said they had absolutely nothing to do with this incident, and it was entirely the TSA.
(Article by M. David; image by #Op309 Media)