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Six Muslim imams removed from U.S. airliner
Associated Press ^ | November 21, 2006 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/21/2006 4:26:24 AM PST by libstripper

MINNEAPOLIS - Six Muslim imams were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday and questioned by police for several hours before being released, a leader of the group said.

The six were among passengers who boarded Flight 300, bound for Phoenix, around 6:30 p.m., airport spokesman Pat Hogan said.

A passenger initially raised concerns about the group through a note passed to a flight attendant, according to Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for US Airways. She said police were called after the captain and airport security workers asked the men to leave the plane and the men refused.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airplanes; clerics; gwot; holyshiite; imams; islam; muslims; trop; wot; wtc
Looks like the passengers did a bit of their own profiling and possibly saved 141 innocent lives.
1 posted on 11/21/2006 4:26:25 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

More like there will be lawsuits all over this one. Even if it was a test of the security system.


2 posted on 11/21/2006 4:28:24 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: libstripper; MamaDearest; Rushmore Rocks; LucyT; Velveeta; all4one

Phoenix again? I read something here yesterday about the guy who had nuclear info on his laptop after a bomb.drug sniffing dog alerted to him.


3 posted on 11/21/2006 4:29:50 AM PST by WestCoastGal (Winners Never Quit!!)
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To: libstripper
You didn't like the version already in "breaking news?"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1741952/posts"

4 posted on 11/21/2006 4:32:13 AM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: libstripper

"What do you call 'a good start'."


5 posted on 11/21/2006 4:32:50 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: libstripper
Looks like the passengers did a bit of their own profiling and possibly saved 141 innocent lives.

I don't blame the passengers, but remember: Imams don't risk their own lives -- they promote suicide missions for others.

6 posted on 11/21/2006 4:34:16 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: libstripper
Looks like the passengers did a bit of their own profiling and possibly saved 141 innocent lives.

Sheesh. Come on, that probably was one of the safest flights around. The imams are the ones who encourage others to take down aircraft or blow themselves up.
7 posted on 11/21/2006 4:34:53 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ASA Vet

I did a search and found nothing.


8 posted on 11/21/2006 4:36:06 AM PST by libstripper (!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Good point. Probably the safest flight of the day.


9 posted on 11/21/2006 4:36:09 AM PST by babydoll22 (The facts ma'am, just the facts. I don't give a s**t how you feel.)
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To: libstripper

You didn't need to do a search. It's over there to your right in breaking news.


10 posted on 11/21/2006 4:37:26 AM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: libstripper

Nevermind me, I was just being a "no coffee yet" grump butt. Sorry.


11 posted on 11/21/2006 4:45:55 AM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: ASA Vet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1741897/posts


12 posted on 11/21/2006 4:47:07 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Send Lawyers, Guns And Money (Not Necessarily In That Order))
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To: raybbr
Who Cares???????? If I am on a plane and three Muslim men stand up in the plane and start praying in Arabic you can bet I would have been concerned too.

Christians are chastised for praying simple prayers in public and our children are forbidden to pray in the public schools we help fund. As for Islam, this isn't about ignorance. This is about survival. The Islamics look on us as infidels and who will be the next ones to enter a building, plane, etc with their sole intent to murder everyone around them in order to go to Allah?
13 posted on 11/21/2006 4:50:30 AM PST by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: Paige
Who Cares????????

Where did I say that? Are you sure you got the right poster?

14 posted on 11/21/2006 4:55:47 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: libstripper

The headline makes these guys sound like leeches that had to be scraped off. How did that moment of clarity escape the editor? ;-P


15 posted on 11/21/2006 4:58:31 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: libstripper
Shahin expressed frustration that — despite extensive efforts by him and other Muslim leaders since even before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — so many Americans know so little about Islam.

Yes, like the fact they have murdered more than more than 20,000 people worldwide since 9/11 and continue their violence daily, they killed 1643 just last month in 294 attacks in attempt to spread their "religion".

16 posted on 11/21/2006 5:12:50 AM PST by Wil H
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To: WestCoastGal

"Phoenix again?"

hmmmmmmm...............


17 posted on 11/21/2006 5:13:17 AM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: WestCoastGal

"Phoenix again? I read something here yesterday about the guy who had nuclear info on his laptop after a bomb.drug sniffing dog alerted to him."

Big convention in Phoenix?


18 posted on 11/21/2006 5:18:09 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: libstripper
Looks like the passengers did a bit of their own profiling and possibly saved 141 innocent lives.

Actually, this flight was probably one of the safest to take in regard to terrorism. Imams and Mullahs don't do their own dirty work. They get young, impressionable minds to do their dirty work.

19 posted on 11/21/2006 5:35:16 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Tennessee - The last Conservative rock sticking above a deep blue sea....)
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To: libstripper

If their evening prayers are said about the same time (or sun position)everyday they must have known they would be on the airplane when they got their tickets. And they thought this would cause no problem? They are either very ignorant of how americans would react to this or this was intended for other purposes.

Wasn't there a story somewhat recently about a Muslim saying a prayer before he got on a plane and was not allowed on or removed after boarding?


20 posted on 11/21/2006 5:38:52 AM PST by the unknown
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To: Wil H

"Shahin expressed frustration that — despite extensive efforts by him and other Muslim leaders since even before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — so many Americans know so little about Islam."


Despite what efforts?

Standing up in a plane, making hundreds of people around you very nervous without explanation, not complying with requests to leave (which was probably more like please take your seat or we will need you to leave),,,those efforts?

It seems to me that the Islamics are only concerned with the US learning about Islam, period. They never, ever speak to their responsibility of learning about the American culture they are living in. How convenient.

This is not a religion.


21 posted on 11/21/2006 5:39:17 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Rushmore Rocks
You probably already saw this, but this story is troubling....


I don't have time to find the other thread on this.....but here is an update on Nr Nuclear/Cyanide.

Judge orders man arrested for bringing $79,000 into U.S. held
The Associated PressPublished: November 20, 2006


DETROIT: An Ethiopian-born man arrested while carrying nearly $79,000 (€61,500) in cash and a computer with information about nuclear materials and cyanide is a flight risk and will not be released on bail, a judge ruled Monday.

District Judge Paul Borman overturned a magistrate's decision ruling Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, could be released on a $20,000 (€15,600) bond. Dinssa was arrested Nov. 14 after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court.

At a detention hearing Monday, Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen had ruled Dinssa could be released. He also ordered Whalen to surrender his passport, abide by a curfew and undergo mental health counseling while living with his brother, Adudna Dinssa, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonid Feller argued that Dinssa was a potential risk to the community.



Feller said that when agents at the airport asked Dinssa if he had any cash to declare, he lied and said he had only $18,000 (€14,000).

When agents looked through the files on Dinssa's laptop computer, they found e-mails pertaining to child pornography, nuclear power and committing suicide with cyanide, Feller said.

Feller said there was also a handwritten note that read: "This community is angry. Something is going to happen. We're going to seek justice. This is a powder keg waiting to go off."

Dinssa's lawyer, Jonathan Epstein, said the government has not shown that the note is in Dinssa's writing.

"I don't even know if he wrote that, to be honest with you," Epstein said outside the courtroom.

Epstein argued that his client's rights were violated.

"Certainly anybody can be curious," he told Whalen. "It's not about nuclear explosives, it's about nuclear power. This is protected (constitutionally-protected) information from the Internet."

Dinssa, who is from Dallas, arrived in Detroit from Nigeria by way of Amsterdam and was headed to Phoenix, Feller said. He is charged with failing to declare bringing $10,000 (€7,800) or more into the United States, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.


http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/20/america/NA_GEN_US_Airport_Arrest.php
22 posted on 11/21/2006 5:42:48 AM PST by WestCoastGal (Winners Never Quit!!)
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To: libstripper

“If up to now they don’t know about prayers, this is a real problem,”

No problem for me, dips#it! If up to now you don't realize that you and your terrorist trainers needs to sit the hell down and shut the hell up, this is a real problem....

Militant


23 posted on 11/21/2006 5:51:27 AM PST by militant2 ("The society that forces you to tolerate the intolerable is doomed!")
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To: libstripper

All interstate travel for imams should be by VW microbus.


24 posted on 11/21/2006 5:56:18 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: austinaero

Exactly: what efforts? In 45 years of plane-travel, I've never seen a muslim (or anyone else) stand to say prayers on a plane. This is just part of the edge-of-the-envelope push (like insisting on the wearing of scarves/burkahs) to establish quirks of their culture as sacrosanct. And in a way we deserve it by encouraging phony notions of diversity and multiculturalism.


25 posted on 11/21/2006 6:01:01 AM PST by Mach9 (.)
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To: libstripper

"Three of them stood and said their normal evening prayers together on the plane, as 1.7 billion Muslims around the world do every day, Shahin said. He attributed any concerns by passengers or crew to ignorance about Islam."

Three Islamites stand up on a plane and start praying, and they don't expect people to be concerned? They are either delusional (highly probable) or this was a deliberate provocation. Why couldn't they say their "prayers" in private before they got on the plane, or wait until they got off? And why did someone have to pass a note to the crew to get some action? Wasn't the crew paying attention to the 3 muslims chanting what could be their final ode to Allah?


26 posted on 11/21/2006 6:01:56 AM PST by BadAndy (Speaking truth to wackos.)
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To: aruanan
Come on, that probably was one of the safest flights around

No arguement there. I wonder if there's a way when you pick your flight to make sure there's an imam or two onboard?
27 posted on 11/21/2006 6:11:20 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Stop global warming - tell a liberal to shut up)
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To: libstripper
See, if the passengers had just complained that the Imams were nursing babies, there would have been no problem:
Woman says she was kicked off plane for breast-feeding baby > Well, no problem except being sick from just thinking of it AND the law-suit.

Crusader Bumper Sticker
28 posted on 11/21/2006 6:11:21 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Now we are all Massoud)
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To: libstripper

I had the utter misfortune to be waylaid in the Minneapolis airport for four hours last week where I was tortured with food grown in the Pleistocene era, no place to light up a cigar, needed to find directions via people who spoke in rune stones and the air was sucked into the building with a honking vacuum cleaner whose filter hadn't been cleaned since 1951.





29 posted on 11/21/2006 6:18:45 AM PST by sergeantdave (Consider that nearly half the people you pass on the street meet Lenin's definition of useful idiot)
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To: BadAndy

They should have been charged, since they would not cooperate with the airline authorities. The police had to get them off the plane. I think the amorous couple, who refused to obey the stewardess, were charged with a crime. Why not these guys?


30 posted on 11/21/2006 6:22:01 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: Mach9
This is just part of the edge-of-the-envelope push (like insisting on the wearing of scarves/burkahs) to establish quirks of their culture as sacrosanct. And in a way we deserve it by encouraging phony notions of diversity and multiculturalism.

You are exactly right...it won't be long before all flights will be required to taxi and park facing East so any mooselimbs on board can do their prayer thing. I can see on long flights, DELTA providing Delta-engraved prayer mats for the loonies to get down on the floor and bang their foreheads...the onboard TV screen will be required to always have an arrow pointing toward mecca. It will first happen on Air France, then soon after, here.

31 posted on 11/21/2006 6:28:25 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: WestCoastGal

Yeah, that guy was on his way to Phoenix too.


32 posted on 11/21/2006 6:30:16 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Cuttnhorse

God forbid these a$$holes assimilate into our culture. I don't get on planes with imams...period.


33 posted on 11/21/2006 6:36:23 AM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: libstripper

I can almost make out the smallest violin to ever exist, playing in a distant galaxy.


34 posted on 11/21/2006 6:50:43 AM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: Cuttnhorse

Yes, good old "take a chance on Air France" would be the first. Happily, however, it doesn't look as though KLM will be following suit.


35 posted on 11/21/2006 6:53:26 AM PST by Mach9 (.)
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To: the unknown

It's been pointed ot that the imams could have taken a different flight if they were so picky about prayers.


36 posted on 11/21/2006 8:59:07 AM PST by From many - one.
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To: BadAndy

There were 6 imams on the plae.

Only 3 stood up

SO it was troublemaking, notreligious necessity


37 posted on 11/21/2006 9:02:02 AM PST by From many - one.
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To: From many - one.

Muslims seem genuinely baffled by the western desire for self preservation.


38 posted on 11/21/2006 9:24:13 AM PST by BadAndy (Speaking truth to wackos.)
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To: libstripper

Who cares, if they are offended let them walk.


39 posted on 11/21/2006 9:53:09 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: From many - one.

What a great point! If their prayer times are that sacred, then take flights that don't conflict. How hard could that be?


40 posted on 11/21/2006 10:44:45 AM PST by austinaero
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To: chiefqc

MSNBC's anchorwoman just compared the Muslims on this flight to - wait for it! - Rosa Parks.


41 posted on 11/21/2006 10:51:32 AM PST by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

The difference is Rosa Parks did not want to slaughter me and place my country under sharia law.

The more I read this story the more enraged I get. They try that when I am on a plane I will say GET OFF THE PLANE. Nothing to indicate bias or threats just GET OFF THE PLANE hopefully other passengers would stand and point and say the same thing like a chant.


42 posted on 11/21/2006 2:26:58 PM PST by omega4179 (Crush all Rinos 2008)
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To: popdonnelly

That Shrumj 'Mr. Nuclear' dude is the guest speaker.


43 posted on 11/21/2006 2:39:16 PM PST by txhurl
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To: libstripper

"Strangers on my flight. They're packin' turbans.."


44 posted on 11/21/2006 11:09:38 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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