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Monday, 25 April 2011 11:36

Casio F-91W is a sign you are a terrorist

Written by Nick Farell
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Don't try to board a plane with one
If you want to avoid an over the top questioning by the Airport security and subsequent anal probe it is probably best you do not own a Casio  F-91W. The digital watch is common as muck and is as cheap as chips, but apparently it is being seen as evidence of  having bomb-making training.

Guantánamo Bay interrogators are convinced that owning the watch is a sign of al-Qaida training and this has prevented many prisoners stationed at the US prison from going home. A report has revealed that the Casio was known to be given to the students at al-Qaida bomb-making training courses in Afghanistan at which the students received instruction in the preparation of timing devices using the watch.

More than a third of the JTF-GTMO detainees that were captured with these models of watches have known connections to explosives either having attended explosives training, having association with a facility where IEDs were made or where explosives training was given, or having association with a person identified as an explosives expert, the report said.

More than 50 detainee reports refer to the Casio timepieces. The records of 32 detainees refer to the black Casio F-91W, while a further 20 make reference to the silver version, the A-159W. So either way if you want calm flight without being hassled by security it is probably better to leave your watch at home.


Nick Farell

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-4 #1 thetruth 2011-04-25 12:55
Links? Sources? Or is this just an angry rant from Nick Farrell, who's been stopped in airport security one too many times?
 
 
-3 #2 thetruth 2011-04-25 12:57
My bad, he obviously just stumbled on a year-old wiki article and decided to write a news story on his incredible discovery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Guantanamo_Bay_detainees_accused_of_possessing_Casio_watches
 
 
+13 #3 123s 2011-04-25 13:31
Yay, for paranoia.
 
 
+21 #4 Twist3d1080 2011-04-25 16:25
Would it kill you guys to maybe link a pic of the watch covered in the story. Thorough journalism is good.
 
 
+9 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-25 21:56
I just googled for it and it took way less than complaining... anyway, the way these people think is unbelievable. How did they managed to become a superpower, again?
 
 
+9 #6 pogsnet 2011-04-25 22:18
That is a rebranded "terrorist watch" very classic looking watch.

I love casio watches anyway except their straps wont last long.
 
 
+6 #7 thetruth 2011-04-25 23:53
Quoting pogsnet:
I love casio watches anyway except their straps wont last long.


Yeah, my faithful casio watches suffered from brittle straps. I treated myself to one worth twice as much recently (!) with a leather strap. Guess what, it's started to smell really bad. And will probably last for ever. I prefer the old casio watches...
 

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