French airlines are appeasing radical Islamists despite being “confronted with a strategy of infiltration” at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, according to a published report in a leading French weekly.
French intelligence sources told Canard Enchaîné that radical Jihadists are infiltrating the airport.
According to the report, Air France staff recently found “Allahu Akbar” scrawled on fuel tanks of almost 40 aircrafts. One pilot refused to fly a plane with such markings.
The newspaper also said Jihadists have been frustrating the pilots’ ability to monitor aircraft engines and attempted to disable emergency exit slides.
One suspect, a French convert to Islam whose wife runs an Islamic school near another Paris airport, recently fled to Yemen after realizing French security authorities had put him under surveillance.
To deal with radicalization, the airlines appeased Islamists and re-programmed some inflight safety videos on French airlines to play first in Arabic, while the names “Israel” and “Morocco” were changed to “Gaza Strip” and “caliphate” in the Geovision system that allows passengers to follow the flight on their screen.
It has been also reported that a ground crew member refused to guide a plane piloted by a woman to its parking slot.