A 21st century drama unfolded on an intra-Canada Westjet flight from Toronto, Ontario to Edmonton in the western province of Alberta.

One of the travelers on the Wednesday night flight sat in the back of the plane, in a manner which aroused the suspicions of other passengers.

He continued to carry a backpack on his back, all the while praying, saying the word "Allah" several times. Afterward, he walked to the front of the plane twice, stood next to the door, and asked the flight attendants to let him off the plane.

One of the passengers told Canadian news network CTV that the young man said to other passengers that non-believers should be executed.

Flight attendants and passengers blocked his path to the door, and restrained him until the plane landed, when police took him in for questioning.