Two Rastas were ordered of an aircraft aftera stewardess mistook pictures of Emperor Haile Sellassie for Osama bin Laden.
The pilot of the JMC flight from Gatwick to Malaga called Police after the stewardess told him of her concerns about the images on a T-shirt and badges.
Trevor Henderson, 23 a sound engineer and his friend Damien Bushy,27 a music teacher both from Hounslow Middlesex, were on their way for a week holiday in Spain. Mr Henderson said they had not " shown up the ignorance " of the stewardess because she had approached them in an "arrogant manner".
" I was wearing a T-shirtwhich actually had the name of Haile Sellassie on it as well as the words of one of his speeches on world peace" he said. "My friend had two badges of Haile Sellassie. We had passed through all the security checks.
" We were in our seats waiting for take off when the stewardess demanded, What is that on your badges ?
If she had asked us in a different way, perhaps explaining about additional security, we would have been happy to put her out of her ignorance. We like the chance to talk about our faith.
" But she just walked off and the next thing we were being asked to leave by Police. The Officers were very sympathetic and and admitted it was a misunderstanding "
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