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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

6 imams removed from U.S. Airways flight---

According to an article in the Associated Press 6 imams were removed from U.S. Airways flight 300 bound for Phoenix from Minneapolis at around 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2006. The six were returning to Phoenix after attending a conference in Minneapolis of the North American Imams Federation. There were approximately 150 attendees at this conference, including Representative-elect Keith Ellison, Democrat-Minnesota--- the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress.

Evidently three of the imams said their evening prayers in the airport terminal before boarding the aircraft. At least one other passenger became alarmed and passed a note to a flight attendant expressing concerns about the imams and their activities in the terminal.

The flight attendant transferred the information to the aircraft's captain who in turn called for airport security and eventually the police. The imams were subsequently removed from the aircraft by the police and the police "humiliated us in a very disrespectful way" according to Omar Shahin of Phoenix, president of the North American Imams Federation.

"Unfortunately, this is a growing problem of singling out Muslims or people perceived to be Muslims at airports, and it's one that we've been addressing for some time," council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.

The other 141 passengers on the flight were rescreened and departed Minneapolis for Phoenix 3 hours later.

The 6 imams stayed behind.

My thoughts:

Perhaps if the imams in this country took a more vocal, up front approach to denouncing their radical, intolerant, militant muslim counterparts then much of this angst and fear would diminish.

This is nothing more than a response to islam as it is perceived in the United States. It seems to me if the imams truly wish to turn this around they'd be best served taking an aggressive and very obvious approach against the fundamental, radical islamist factions. To date, they remain silent on the subject--- silently condoning the militant muslims.

Acts or omissions are tell tale signs of participation, one way or the other.


USpace said...

We have to refuse to be intimidated, if someone makes someone report them for weird behavior, then that person should be sued by the passengers for causing them distress with their behavior.

These Imams were faking and goofing on the passengers, and were probably trying to get tossed off the plane just so they could play the victim card and go to court and make a scene. Any judge who allows this is garbage.

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
pretend to be terrorists

scare people on a plane
get thrown off claim racism

ttueoop said...

uspace- Unfortunately I'm thinking a judge or a courtroom somewhere will hear these absurdities. And most likely the offended passengers are blue collar Joes and Kathys who don't have the financial resources to hire stuffed shirt attorneys to defend themselves against these fat cat imams.

There's no doubt these imams knew that what they were doing would cause a stir. They were there to test the system and to cry foul after they achieve the results they hope to achieve.

In short, it worked just the way they planned it out.

I'm sick of them. I'm sick of islam.