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Posted on 11/21/2006 10:04:47 AM PST by Sub-Driver
U.S. Muslims outraged after imams kicked off plane
By Michael Conlon 27 minutes ago
Muslim leaders expressed outrage on Tuesday after six imams were removed from a commercial airline flight in Minnesota for what they said was nothing more than trying to say evening prayers.
"They were treated like terrorists ... humiliated," said Abu Hannoud, civil rights director for the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who said the men were taken off the US Airways flight in handcuffs.
He said the men were still trying to find a flight back to Phoenix where most are affiliated with a major mosque after the carrier refused them passage following the incident on Monday evening.
"We are concerned that crew members, passengers and security personnel may have succumbed to fear and prejudice based on stereotyping of Muslims and Islam," added Nihad Awad, executive director of the council, in a statement from the group's Washington headquarters.
"We call on relevant authorities to investigate whether proper procedures were followed by security personnel and members of the US Airways flight crew," he said.
The group said the men told it they were accused of "suspicious activity," which they believed was only their attempt to pray.
Hannoud said in an interview that the men had been attending a three-day meeting of the North American Imams Federation in the Minneapolis area "discussing how to build bridges" between Muslims and American society, and that the FBI and local police had been informed in advance about the meeting.
"They were rewarded by being treated like terrorists," he said. "Their humiliation is really a humiliation for the entire Muslim community," he added, and further proof that Islam phobia is a growing problem in the United States.
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"...and further proof that Islam phobia is a growing problem in the United States."
Gee Mr. Wizard - why do you suppose that is?
Muslims "outraged"? When are they NOT outraged? Let's prepare for some beheadings, torched properties, protests and general mayhem.
Not that there's anything suspicious about a group of muslims moving in a syncronized fashion on an airplane. Nope, nothing to be concerned about.
It's time the muslims figured something out.
If there are ten dogs in my house, and I know three have rabies, but not which three, then very soon there will be no dogs in my house.
The "silent" muslims are aiding and abetting terrorism. They are, therefore, just as guilty as the rest.
Now, the Muslims will try to throw the biggest fit possible, so the next time people are suspicious they don't do anything about it. This is what drives political correctness. They hope that US Airways will be so pacified that they refused to kick any Muslim off.
Self-censorship is the most dangerous type.
Nihad Awad should ask himself how many of the people that hijacked those airliners on 9/11 were muslim? THen, just then he may understand why the situation is the way it is. Or maybe he would prefer internment camps for the muslim population that live in the United States.
As long as the "building of bridges" doesn't involve the "taking of our property" in order to build.
I believe Muslims and their supporters should immediately boycott all airlines, and in fact, the entire United States.
That will teach all of us damn dirty racist, intolerant Americans !!!!!
So, a group of Muslim men pray together on a plane and expect nobody would be alarmed? I call BS on this. I'll go so far as to say they did it on purpose, knowing it would call attention and cause a stir. I am certain groups of Muslims have travelled together on a plane since 9/11 and this is the only episode I have ever heard reported about this prayer they say is done regularly.
Frankly, why should anyone care if they felt humiliated. We should be more concerned about how the Muslim community is showing they rest of the world how they will help us prevent terrorism.
When Muslims show that they are just as outraged as the rest of us about Islamic Fascism and terrorism and then do something about it, then they can travel with the rest of us without the suspicion.
Attempting to pray on a plane IS suspicious activity if you're a Muslim, particularly in a group. Not PC, but it is an absolute fact.
Here's a helpful tip...Behave yourselves.
The cult of death followers will be known as terrorists for 1000 years even if they reformed today. Payback is a bitch. When a society decides its all right to hide behind women, kill innocents and sacrifice children for the cause , theyve surrendered the right to be viewed as more than animals.
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