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Wimbledon station commuters flee train in 'Bible' panic

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Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming "panicked" in the carriage.

It happened outside Wimbledon station in south-west London at 08:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible.

Commuters became scared when the man also began saying "death is not the end", a passenger said.

Rail power lines were cut as passengers "self-evacuated", police said.

Trains on the route were disrupted for nearly 12 hours, but are now running normally.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41466140
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Personally, after the attempted massacre on the French train in 2015, where the jihadis AK47 jammed, and that I commute to a location that could be considered a prime target, I make a point of noting how the emergency door release works on any given train.
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Turns out the god bothering nutmeg wasn't a full shilling and harmless. Interestingly, if this had happened in the land of the free and home of the brave, this halfwit would most likely be dead now.

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Most of us here are so buttoned up that we are very uncomfortable if a stranger talks to us on a train even if only to make some banal comment like "chilly for the time of year" and spouting religion is way outside our comfort zone. _ It simply is not done old chap - a fellow's beliefs are a private matter and should be kept that way! The other passengers were probably frightened that he'd start asking them if they'd been saved
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Turns out the god bothering nutmeg wasn't a full shilling and harmless. Interestingly, if this had happened in the land of the free and home of the brave, this halfwit would most likely be dead now.

Probably not. We deal with religious types spouting at all hours. And political types as well. Though I will say that answering the door with a gun in your hand is the fastest way to get yourself permanently removed from the Mormons proselytizing route.....don't wake a cop on night shift and expect sunshine and roses at the door....it's more of a "what the do you want", with sidearm loosely held at side.

The 'the end is near' and 'repent now' types.....common as salt.
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Turns out the god bothering nutmeg wasn't a full shilling and harmless. Interestingly, if this had happened in the land of the free and home of the brave, this halfwit would most likely be dead now.

Well, you gotta excuse us if we're used to the halfwits usually being the ones that shoot up everything. That's because our more European-like Progressive Democrats let all of 'em out of the nutter house to run around loose like a bunch 'o rug rats in a trailer park. Shootin' em's only to everybody's benefit, after all.
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...passengers becoming "panicked" in the carriage...as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible..
They must have thought they'd got in the wrong compartment..

"Look, it is Solomonís carriage, escorted by sixty warriors" (Bible: Song of Songs 3:7)
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Well, you gotta excuse us if we're used to the halfwits usually being the ones that shoot up everything. That's because our more European-like Progressive Democrats let all of 'em out of the nutter house to run around loose like a bunch 'o rug rats in a trailer park. Shootin' em's only to everybody's benefit, after all.
We don't have that problem as our halfwits are rarely armed
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We don't have that problem as our halfwits are rarely armed
He means : cars are not arms, thus it is not a problem if people are killed by cars .
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Turns out the god bothering nutmeg wasn't a full shilling and harmless. Interestingly, if this had happened in the land of the free and home of the brave, this halfwit would most likely be dead now.
Common as dirt. Day in and day out there's always some one preaching something 'round here. My favorite are the Black Israelites. They're a laugh riot.

Bear in mind, these guys are preaching full sermons. None of that "Alihu akbar" one liner crap will do.

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We don't have that problem as our halfwits are rarely armed
They just gather en masse every ten years or so and try to burn down the entire country in one night.
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Common as dirt. Day in and day out there's always some one preaching something 'round here. My favorite are the Black Israelites. They're a laugh riot.

Bear in mind, these guys are preaching full sermons. None of that "Alihu akbar" one liner crap will do.



They just gather en masse every ten years or so and try to burn down the entire country in one night.
I remember going to Birmingham once (shudder). There were plenty Alihu Akbar types recruiting in the main shopping centre.
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I remember going to Birmingham once (shudder). There were plenty Alihu Akbar types recruiting in the main shopping centre.
Oh yeah, we've got Muslims proselytizing here too -- but they too have to provide actual sermons. It's hard work, and if it ends with a bang too soon, well, you lose your recruit, as well. Just bear in mind, if the suspected terrorist's speech goes beyond a single sentence, then he's not blowing anything up, though you may wish he do so after about 25 minutes.

I'd heard that Brummy-land was famous for a different type of bloke, one not much appreciated by Muslims. So, ahh, what brought you to Birmingham -- leather & lace?
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