I’ve been in the midst of my busiest time of year at work over the past several weeks, and several stories passed without comment. One was the Sun Country flight departing New York JFK that was swarmed by law enforcement because a piece of luggage had the insignia ISIS on it.
A federal source tells WNBC of New York that a passenger on the plane had a duffel traveling bag that had the word ‘ISIS’ on it, which triggered a security alert. The source says the plane and luggage were swept, but nothing was found. The New York Port Authority later determined the concerns stemmed from the logo of a travel agency appearing similar to ISIS insignia. The travel agency had given out bags with the logo to a travel group on the plane.
It struck me that it’s a really good thing terrorists go around putting their logos on dangerous items, or else how would we ever foil their plots?
Now, Isis is the name of the part of the River Thames which flows through Oxford, England.
It’s also the Institute of Strategic and International Studies; Institute for Software Integrated Systems; International Security Information Service; International Spa Importing Specialists; Internet Service Information System; and Iowa Student Information Services.
Don’t say you work for ISIS at the airport!
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