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22nd Apr '18 5:31:29 PM Luigifan
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Alternately, a character is mistaken for a terrorist while acting suspiciously in an airport or on a plane. Most of the time it's a misunderstanding. Something or other will be MistakenForEvidence (for example, the suspect will say something like "This party is gonna be the ''bomb''!").

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Alternately, a character is mistaken for a terrorist while acting suspiciously [[OverreactingAirportSecurity in an airport or on a plane.plane]]. Most of the time it's a misunderstanding. Something or other will be MistakenForEvidence (for example, [[WhatAnIdiot the suspect suspect]] will say something like "This party is gonna be the ''bomb''!").



* Happens to a young Arabian man in a issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' as the plane he is in starts to fall from the sky [[spoiler:as he uses his super powers to save the plane and its passengers. He mentions that the reason he never use his powers before was because he knew they would consider him a terrorist. Even worse, the government keeps him locked up (even disallowing him the chance to visit his dying father) ''because'' they want to set a precedent for a super-powered terrorist, and him bursting out of detention to see his father would do just that]]. Franchise/{{Batman}} makes sure that this ends up being exposed in the end, however.
* [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] doesn't want to go public with her superhero identity because she fears this could happen to her friends, family and mosque.

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* Happens to a young Arabian man in a issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' as the plane he is in starts to fall from the sky [[spoiler:as he uses his super powers to save the plane and its passengers. He mentions that the reason he never use used his powers before was because he knew they would consider him a terrorist. Even worse, the government keeps him locked up (even disallowing him the chance to visit his dying father) ''because'' they want to set a precedent for a super-powered terrorist, and him bursting out of detention to see his father would do just that]]. Franchise/{{Batman}} makes sure that this ends up being exposed in the end, however.
* [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] doesn't want to go public with her superhero identity because she fears this could happen to her friends, family family, and mosque.



* When Izuku's quirk first manifests in ''Fanfic/WaitingIsWorthIt'' (everything in the park not bolted down lifting several feet off of the ground) it is briefly mistaken for a villain attack by random park-goers.

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* When Izuku's quirk first manifests in ''Fanfic/WaitingIsWorthIt'' (everything in the park not bolted down lifting several feet off of the ground) ground), it is briefly mistaken for a villain attack by random park-goers.



* In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'', we see a [[POVCam POV Shot]] from a little old lady on the plane and Kumar looks like a terrorist - turban, beard, EvilLaugh. Then he lights up a bong in the restroom and people think he's got a stick of dynamite. He even says "it's only a bong" and people mistake him for saying "bomb."

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* In ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'', we see a [[POVCam POV Shot]] from a little old lady on the plane and Kumar looks like a terrorist - turban, beard, EvilLaugh. Then he lights up a bong in the restroom and people think he's got a stick of dynamite. He even says "it's only a bong" and people mistake him for saying "bomb."



* In the 2008 film of ''Film/GetSmart'', when Maxwell is trying to scrap gum off his shoe with a match the plane passengers mistake it for a shoe-bomb. He says it's just Gum which is misheard as Gun.
* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', after all the crap he has dealt with throughout the film, snaps at a flight attendant who told him he had to check his bag because it was too large to fit in the overhead storage unit because part of the reason things had gone sour for him was due to the airline losing his bag earlier. When the attendant insists, he goes on to grasp his bag and insist there isn't a bomb in it, which of course frightens the attendant and all the passengers, leading to him getting forcibly removed from the plane. The only reason he avoids getting arrested is because the father of his girlfriend, who had been the cause of his misery for most of the film, finally decided to lighten up and bail him out.

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* In the 2008 film of ''Film/GetSmart'', when Maxwell is trying to scrap scrape gum off his shoe with a match match, the plane passengers mistake it for a shoe-bomb. He says it's just Gum Gum, which is misheard as Gun.
* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', after all the crap he has dealt with throughout the film, Greg snaps at a flight attendant who told him he had to check his bag because it was too large to fit in the overhead storage unit because part of the reason things had gone sour for him was due to the airline losing his bag earlier. When the attendant insists, he goes on to grasp his bag and insist there isn't a bomb in it, which of course frightens the attendant and all the passengers, leading to him getting forcibly removed from the plane. The only reason he avoids getting arrested is because the father of his girlfriend, who had been the cause of his misery for most of the film, finally decided to lighten up and bail him out.



17th Feb '18 5:20:52 PM rjd1922
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* A certain unique example in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', where a young high school student is accused, mistakenly, of bombing a courtroom during a trial. Later on in the game an man is accused, also mistakenly, of bombing a space centre. The final case also reveals that this applies to [[spoiler:Ted Tonate, the killer of Case 1, who simply took advantage of the Phantom's actions to hide evidence of his own crime [[PetTheDog and even warned everyone to evacuate when he realized that the bomb was re-armed.]]]]

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* A certain unique example in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', where a young high school student is accused, mistakenly, of bombing a courtroom during a trial. Later on in the game an man is accused, also mistakenly, of bombing a space centre. The final case also reveals that this applies to [[spoiler:Ted Tonate, the killer of Case 1, who simply took advantage of the Phantom's phantom's actions to hide evidence of his own crime [[PetTheDog [[EvenEvilHasStandards and even warned everyone to evacuate when he realized that the bomb was re-armed.]]]]


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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ordinary-muslim-man "Ordinary Muslim Man"]] ImageMacro meme concerns a Muslim man saying something that sounds anti-American and but is actually innocent, such as "Death to America... Online. I just signed up for DSL."
1st Jan '18 7:22:46 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in HarryPotterComics. Three Muslims at the Ministry of Magic are left alone by everyone, except one of the villains. However, as it turns out, they ARE terrorists and blow the place up. One of them has a HeelFaceTurn later, though.

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* Inverted in HarryPotterComics.''Webcomic/HarryPotterComics''. Three Muslims at the Ministry of Magic are left alone by everyone, except one of the villains. However, as it turns out, they ARE terrorists and blow the place up. One of them has a HeelFaceTurn later, though.
8th Dec '17 6:08:23 AM EDP
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* Happens in the 2017 ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' story "The Terror", where Middle-Eastern high school student Ahmed is mistaken for a suicidal bomber that forgot his glasses at home and not a high school student who had put together a wonderful high school project that the teacher mistook for a bomb because it was in a suitcase and [[BlindWithoutEm couldn't notice the panic he was causing without his glasses]] until Dylan (who in the meantime had met his parents and was told what was actually happening) found him and told him the truth-at which point his high school project was shot by a GeneralRipper, a hypocrite delinquent that was using the terrorist panic as an excuse to beat up someone, and ''three actual terrorists the police and the British Army missed because they were busy searching for Ahmed''. In a variant, [[SuperDickery the reader too is led to mistake him for a terrorist]], as Ahmed is first seen playing a video game based on the 9/11 attacks.

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* Happens in the 2017 An entire ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' story "The Terror", where Middle-Eastern is based on the idea of a high school student named Ahmed is mistaken being for a suicidal bomber that forgot his glasses at home and not a high school student who had put together a wonderful high school project that the teacher mistook for a bomb because it was in a suitcase of his Middle Eastern origins and [[BlindWithoutEm couldn't notice the panic he was causing without his glasses]] until Dylan (who in the meantime had met his parents and was told what was actually happening) found him and told him the truth-at which point having his high school project was shot by in a GeneralRipper, suitcase (that his teacher declared a hypocrite delinquent that was using bomb without even looking inside the terrorist case)-and not noticing the panic as an excuse to beat up someone, because [[BlindWithoutEm that day he forgot his glasses at home]] and ''three actual terrorists everyone he tries to ask runs at the supposed terrorist, with the police and the British Army missed ''[[EpicFail missing three actual terrorists because they were busy searching for Ahmed''. Ahmed]]''. In a variant, [[SuperDickery the reader too is led to mistake him for a terrorist]], as Ahmed is first seen playing a video game based on the 9/11 attacks.attacks, and it's only when Dylan (who has met his parents while searching for him) tells him what's happening that is clear he's not.
8th Dec '17 6:03:39 AM EDP
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* Happens in the 2017 ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' story "The Terror", where Middle-Eastern high school student Ahmed is mistaken for a suicidal bomber that forgot his glasses at home and not a high school student who had put together a wonderful high school project that the teacher mistook for a bomb because it was in a suitcase and [[BlindWithoutEm couldn't notice the panic he was causing without his glasses]] until Dylan (who in the meantime had met his parents and was told what was actually happening) found him and told him the truth-at which point his high school project was shot by a GeneralRipper, a hypocrite delinquent that was using the terrorist panic as an excuse to beat up someone, and ''three actual terrorists the police and the British Army missed because they were busy searching for Ahmed''. In a variant, [[SuperDickery the reader too is led to mistake him for a terrorist]], as Ahmed is first seen playing a video game based on the 9/11 attacks.
14th Sep '17 3:11:51 PM LavonPapillon1
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* When Izuku's quirk first manifests in ''Fanfic/WaitingIsWorthIt'' (everything in the park not bolted down lifting several feet off of the ground) it is briefly mistaken for a villain attack by random park-goers.
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1st May '17 7:30:22 PM SirVancelot131
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* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', after all the crap he has dealt with throughout the film, snaps at a flight attendant who told him he had to check his bag because it was too large to fit in the overhead storage unit because part of the reason things had gone sour for him was due to the airline losing his bag earlier. When the attendant insists, he goes on to grasp his bag and insist there isn't a bomb in it, which of course frightens the attendant and all the passengers, leading to him getting forcibly removed from the plane. The only reason he avoids getting arrested is because the father of his girlfriend, who had been the cause of his misery for most of the film, finally decided to lighten up and bail him out.
23rd Mar '17 5:26:43 PM eroock
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->"They thought you guys were terrorizers!"

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->"They ->''"They thought you guys were terrorizers!"terrorizers!"''
5th Mar '17 12:56:02 AM jormis29
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'' had a few of the guys taking the plane for a trip only to end up landing in the middle of a cornfield. At one point Antonio (played by Lebanese-American Tony Shalhoub, though the character is Italian) goes exploring the field to look for help and comes back with the farmer behind him... with his hands raised while a shotgun is pointed at him.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Wings}}'' had a few of the guys taking the plane for a trip only to end up landing in the middle of a cornfield. At one point Antonio (played by Lebanese-American Tony Shalhoub, Creator/TonyShalhoub, though the character is Italian) goes exploring the field to look for help and comes back with the farmer behind him... with his hands raised while a shotgun is pointed at him.
3rd Oct '16 10:09:43 AM ThePest179
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* ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance''; during an arc where Riff had to move to Alaska for a job, the rest of the gang sees him off at the airport where he makes some comments regarding more violent activities. Torg chases after him desperately trying to dissuade him, but all TSA hears is Torg ranting about "blowing them up". His internment is short, as his Viking heritage set off their "Caucasian Meter", and by his account his trip to Guantanamo Bay was more akin to a vacation.
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