Woman detained under Terrorism Act

Jazzy

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"A newlywed was stopped by anti-terror police as she returned home from her honeymoon for reading a book about Syria.

Faizah Shaheen, 27, was left in tears after she was pulled aside at Doncaster Airport and held for 15 minutes over her interest in the book about the Syrian civil war.

The NHS worker was reported by airline staff who spotted her reading ‘Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline’ on an outbound Thompson flight, two weeks prior.

Police quizzed her under the Terrorism Act about the award-winning book, which compiles essays and poems about the war.
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Shaheen works as a mental health services practitioner for young people and children. Part of her job is assessing vulnerable young people at risk of being radicalised.

The British Muslim said: ‘I became very angry and upset. I couldn’t understand how reading a book could cause people to suspect me like this.

‘Instead of reminiscing about our honeymoon I am left talking about this.’

Thomson Airlines defended its crew’s decision, insisting they are trained to be ‘vigilant’.

A spokesman said: ‘Like all airlines, our crew are trained to report any concerns they may have as a precaution.’"

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You can understand it in one sense but seeing as 2 weeks passed by perhaps someone could have used a bit of common and looked up what the book was about.
 
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Well it is a tricky one all round as if was something and they just left it then what, the sad part is that we now live in times where this is actually a reality.
 

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Terrorists and extremists wouldn't be reading books on planes that raise their profile in the eyes of cabin crew staff.
 
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