“The plane took off from Malaysia, a Muslim country.”
“Both pilots were Malay Muslims. The two suspects (later discounted) who had boarded the plane on false passports were Iranian Muslims.”
“A group that reportedly claimed responsibility for hijacking the aircraft, if that’s what happened, identified themselves as Muslim Uighurs.”
“The countries where it is speculated the plane may have been heading – Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Afghanistan – are Muslim.”
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