Laolu Opebiyi, a British man from London was thrown off an Easyjet flight after a fellow passenger saw he had sent a message about ‘Prayer’ to a Whatsapp group called ISI Men.
Opebiyi, a Christian was trying to arrange prayer via conference call with fellow believers.
A passenger asked him about the message, then told cabin crew, and Opebiyi was escorted from the plane by armed officers – despite handing over his phone, and even showing his bible.
‘ISI’ referred to a Christian group named after a Bible quotation (’iron sharpens iron’), Opebiyi told The Guardian.
The pilot refused to let him back on board, and he had to wait three hours for the next flight – and also says he had difficulties with his e-passport when re-entering the country.
Opebiyi said, ‘Someone felt I was a terrorist because they saw the word ‘prayer’ on my phone and now I stand in uncertainty about my freedom of movement in and out of the United Kingdom.
Source: Yahoo News