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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8022881.stm

An amateur cameraman has captured the moment a presidential jet and a fighter plane flew low over New York, sparking panic among office workers.

 

The half-hour flight triggered the evacuation of a number of office buildings in the city - Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was "furious" he had not been warned.

 

The White House has apologised for the incident.

 

The president was not on board the flight, which was organised to take photographs of Air Force One against the New York skyline.

 

Someone is in for a bollocking from Barack.

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what was really crazy was that they sent a message to New York police telling them about it but also told them it was SECRET and so no-one should be told..................

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what was really crazy was that they sent a message to New York police telling them about it but also told them it was SECRET and so no-one should be told..................

 

So did you manage to get it under the Brooklyn Bridge Rob? :aye:

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what was really crazy was that they sent a message to New York police telling them about it but also told them it was SECRET and so no-one should be told..................

 

So did you manage to get it under the Brooklyn Bridge Rob? :aye:

 

Wasn't it the presidential jet not the space shuttle???

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what was really crazy was that they sent a message to New York police telling them about it but also told them it was SECRET and so no-one should be told..................

 

So did you manage to get it under the Brooklyn Bridge Rob? :aye:

 

Wasn't it the presidential jet not the space shuttle???

 

Whatever it is, Rob would have flown it... :scratchhead:

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Another questionable decision:

 

Replica Mosques Used For Target Practice

 

Army to remove replica mosques on North Yorks range

 

The Ministry of Defence has agreed to take down replica mosques which were being used by the British Army on a North Yorkshire firing range.

 

A Muslim group had demanded the removal of the structures at Catterick and accused the Army of reinforcing negative perceptions of Muslims.

 

An Army spokesperson apologised and said its was "in the process of removing the offending structures".

 

There were seven of the green-domed buildings on the Bellerby range.

 

The Bradford Council for Mosques (BCM) said it was particularly angry as it had been assisting the army in its efforts to recruit more Muslims.

 

The Army spokesperson added: "It was never our intention for these generic structures to look like or replicate mosques, only to provide a setting similar to operational environments in which our personnel could train.

 

"We apologise for any offence that we may have caused. We are working with representatives from the Muslim community and are in the process of removing the offending structures."

 

Ishtiaq Ahmed, of the BCM, said that the structures were undoubtedly meant to resemble mosques.

 

"The shape of the structures, the colour of the dome - the green dome - symbolises an Islamic place of worship," he said. "Anyone looking at it will think about mosques and Muslims and think about them negatively."

 

He accused the Army of reinforcing negative perceptions of Muslims.

 

"What angers me very much is that we are conditioning the young British to say that mosques are a place where you are going to find danger and a place to target," Mr Ahmed said. "That is really disturbing."

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