'Allah Akbar' found scrawled on planes at French airports. (DS).
PARIS: French police and airport authorities said Saturday graffiti, much of it in Arabic, had been found sprayed on four aircraft belonging to British carrier Easyjet and a plane from Spanish airline Vueling at two airports.
Three of the jets had been defaced at Lyon airport in eastern France with two others sprayed at the Paris hub of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, police said.
A police source added authorities believed the graffiti had been painted on prior to the jets' arrival in France, but that the issue posed questions about airport security. Hmmm.....As i always said the airport staff is the weakest link in security. Read the full story here. More on this story here.
Related: 57 French airport personnel fired over ‘radicalization’ suspicions
“Since the beginning of the year, there are 57 people who lost their authorization because of radicalization. There have been five since the attacks [November 13],” the prefect of Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) and Le Bourget airports, Philippe Riffaut, told a press conference.
Neither drugs nor weapons have been found, Riffault said, “just some religious literature,” which he called “elements of advanced propagandism."
PT:So 4 @Easyjet planes: 3 at #Paris #CharlesdeGaulle +1 #Lyon had "Allah Ou Akbar" inscriptions; also @vueling plane in Lyon same thing— Olivier Guitta (@OlivierGuitta) November 28, 2015
@OlivierGuitta Hi Olivier, easyJet and the authorities are satisfied it is nothing more than graffiti. (1/2)— easyJet (@easyJet) November 28, 2015
@OlivierGuitta We take security seriously and would not operate a flight unless we are entirely satisfied it is safe to do so. ^Iryna (2/2)— easyJet (@easyJet) November 28, 2015
Concern after Arabic graffiti found daubed on fuel tank panels @easyJet planes at #French airports;57 radicals fired fr.#Paris Apt since Jan— Olivier Guitta (@OlivierGuitta) November 28, 2015