Mystery passengers on MH-370 identified; officials discount terrorism as cause Fox News: Iranian asylum-seekers used stolen passports on Malaysia Airlines flight It is typical, according to the Fox News story, for Iranians to use stolen passports when seeking political, religious, or social asylum. There is a large Iranian community in Malaysia, and many Iranians from their homeland first gravitate to Malaysia before attempting to get away from the repressive regime by settling elsewhere in the world. Conclusions of officials that this may not have been terrorism are plausible. I know Iranian men and women in Kansas City who have escaped Iran in exactly this fashion -- including a family of five who are members of my church (yeah, Iranian Baptists, imagine that!) -- but it occurs to me that using the cover of asylum seeking in order to commit an act of terrorism is also plausible. Guess we'll have to wait and find out.