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Muslims protest with prayer at Sea-Tac Airport [Planning major protest in Wash. DC on Monday]
The Seattle Times ^ | 11/25/06 | staff

Posted on 11/25/2006 1:30:41 PM PST by XR7

Six Seattle-area Muslims gathered in prayer Friday in front of a US Airways ticket counter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to protest the removal of six imams from a flight in Minneapolis earlier this week.

The prayer lasted eight minutes without incident.

"We are asserting the right of Muslims to be free of fear, free of apprehension, to take an equal seat at the table," said Jafar Siddiqui, a member of American Muslims of Puget Sound.

Afterward, airport patron Frank Meyers, of San Jose, Calif., accused airport terminal managers of being "politically correct" by allowing the prayer service to block a public elevator.

"We're in a war, sir," he told an airport terminal manager. "We're in a war against terrorism. Do you have any concept of that?"

The imams were removed from the flight to Phoenix on Monday night after three of them said their usual evening prayers in the terminal in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport before boarding, said Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Federation, who was one of the passengers removed.

According to a police report, a US Airways manager said three of the men had one-way tickets and none checked baggage...

A national Muslim group has planned a much larger pray-in for Monday morning at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington; War on Terror
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Afterward, airport patron Frank Meyers, of San Jose, Calif., accused airport terminal managers of being "politically correct" by allowing the prayer service to block a public elevator. "We're in a war, sir," he told an airport terminal manager. "We're in a war against terrorism. Do you have any concept of that?"

One guy.
One patriot in a crowd of sheeple.
They don't have any concept of that.

1 posted on 11/25/2006 1:30:43 PM PST by XR7
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To: kristinn
A national Muslim group has planned a much larger pray-in for Monday morning at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Any chance of FReepin' 'em on Monday?

2 posted on 11/25/2006 1:31:26 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7
"We are asserting the right of Muslims to be free of fear, free of apprehension, to take an equal seat at the table," said Jafar Siddiqui, a member of American Muslims of Puget Sound.

Oh, are they? Are they really?
3 posted on 11/25/2006 1:32:26 PM PST by dyed_in_the_wool ("O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends" - Koran 5.51)
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To: XR7
A national Muslim group has planned a much larger pray-in for Monday morning at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Oh good. Arrest every one that has said any thing remotely supportive of any terrorist organization, including this country's largest one.

The Democratic party.

4 posted on 11/25/2006 1:34:03 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: XR7

What odds this whole thing was pre-planned at their meeting?


5 posted on 11/25/2006 1:34:36 PM PST by From many - one.
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To: XR7
I think you all will find my proposal eminently fair, and not at all indulgent of the usual anti-Muslim racism and hysteria appearing on these threads.

I propose that as soon as one Islamic nation builds an aircraft with completely indigenous resources, that all Muslims should immediately be allowed to fly on commercial carriers, providing a council of Imams approves.

Afer all, if it were The Holy Will of Allah that Muslims should fly, He would have given them wings. Nowhere in the Holy Q'ran and the Hadith does Muhammed (MPBUH)mention flying.

Since he covers everything else from stockbreeding and wife-beating, to the proper positions for Muslims to place themselves in whilst attending to excretory functions, this could not possibly be an oversight.

Bearing this in mind, and with the powers granted to me as a Notary by the State of Maine, I, in the meantime, hereby issue this special DownEast fartwah

No Muslims in the air 'till I says so.

I'll let you know how I rule on their driving automobiles after my next trip to Lewiston and observe a few more Somalis behind the wheel. Heard it's a laugh riot, but potentially dangerous.

6 posted on 11/25/2006 1:37:23 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (The GOP, party of the markets, knows little about the marketing of candidates.)
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To: XR7
"We are asserting the right of Muslims to be free of fear, free of apprehension, to take an equal seat at the table," said Jafar Siddiqui...

Just like Jews and Christians in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Egypt, etc., etc., etc., eh, Jafar?

7 posted on 11/25/2006 1:37:44 PM PST by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love...)
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To: From many - one.
What odds this whole thing was preplanned at their meeting?

Just a guess...very high. That was my first thought. Who knows? Planning the incident could have been the main reason for the meeting (doffing my tin foil hat now)

8 posted on 11/25/2006 1:38:10 PM PST by madison10 (If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray...I will heal their land.)
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To: XR7

Where were they praying when they traveled by air before 9-11?


9 posted on 11/25/2006 1:40:26 PM PST by managusta (corruptissima republica plurimae leges)
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To: Popman
The Democratic party.

Please. It's the Democrat Party not the Democratic Party.

Words mean something.

FMCDH(BITS)

10 posted on 11/25/2006 1:40:29 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: rickmichaels
Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Federation...

What the...?

11 posted on 11/25/2006 1:41:09 PM PST by XR7
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To: managusta
What were they praying when they traveled by air before 9-11?

Same as today:

"Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to all Jews! Death to Zionism! Allah akhbar!"

12 posted on 11/25/2006 1:43:39 PM PST by XR7
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To: rickmichaels

I recently learned non-Muslims aren't allowed to serve in the military or police departments in Turkey.


13 posted on 11/25/2006 1:44:45 PM PST by BronzePencil (if we outlaw nuclear energy only outlaws will have nuclear energy)
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To: XR7

"One guy,One patriot in a crowd of sheeple"-and i'd like to shake his hand.These muzzies are realy getting obnoxious.Of course the msm bends over backward to portray common sense(kicking them off the plane)as discrimination.IMO the whole incident was a set-up.


14 posted on 11/25/2006 1:45:01 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: managusta

How about where did they pray before last week. This seems to be a brand-new age-old tradition.


15 posted on 11/25/2006 1:45:40 PM PST by From many - one.
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To: XR7
A national Muslim group has planned a much larger pray-in for Monday morning at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

I believe the group is CAIR. Ladies and Gentlemen, they are trying to intimidate the non-Muslim population. If they start chanting at any U.S. airport, arrest them and deport their sorry terrorists' a$$es.

16 posted on 11/25/2006 1:47:21 PM PST by SMM48
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To: XR7

Why don't these Muslims protest the Terrorists of the same faith as theirs? That would be a good thing and make me think different of them.


17 posted on 11/25/2006 1:48:52 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: XR7
Islamic collaborators continue to probe for weaknesses in security, no matter how insignificant it may be. A crack is a crack.

1) I want my driver's license photo, but not my face on it.

2) I'm gonna wear my turban on a flight and insist that it's protected by religious freedom from search.

3) I'm going to recite Koranic verses before for boarding a flight just to see how airport security reacts. After which we have a protest to see how security reacts.

That is the thrust of all of these such incidents. Gleaning intelligence. Probing for weaknesses in the armor.

18 posted on 11/25/2006 1:49:35 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: XR7
Frank Myers in '08
19 posted on 11/25/2006 1:50:01 PM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: XR7

Brit Hume reported that the prayers were being said extremely loudly, alarming several passengers. Also they paired off and sat in unassigned seats after boarding the plane.

TSA is now doing "behavior profiling". These imams went outside the comfort level of their fellow passengers and airline personel, end of story.

Whiners.


20 posted on 11/25/2006 1:50:07 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bless our fine military and their families.)
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To: prairiebreeze

See 18.


21 posted on 11/25/2006 1:51:02 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: XR7

How many Churches in Mecca? In Medina? What happens to Christians in Saudi Arabia if they are obvious about their faith while saving the sorry Saudi behind? When, Jafar, will you work for equal rights for Christians and Jews in Teheran and Riyadh? When you do, THEN I'll listen. Until then STFU.


22 posted on 11/25/2006 1:51:45 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Now we are all Massoud)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

yep


23 posted on 11/25/2006 1:52:32 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bless our fine military and their families.)
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To: From many - one.

Let's all chip in and send them some fried chitlins and pork rinds....


24 posted on 11/25/2006 1:52:53 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: From many - one.

A related story.


Best of the Web Today - November 24, 2006
By JAMES TARANTO


Why We Hate Identity Politics
Our item Wednesday about an incident in which airline passengers were alarmed by a group of imams praying in Arabic brought this interesting comment from reader Dennis Gibb:

Recently, my wife and I were on a trip to Europe and we changed planes at Kennedy Airport. When we reported for our overseas flight, we found that we were accompanied by a large number of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who are a familiar sight in New York with their beards, long sideburns, black clothing and hats.

As we sat waiting for the flight, the rabbi with the Jewish men announced that they were all going to perform their normal sundown prayer early because they did not want to frighten anyone on the plane with what might, to the uninformed, have sounded like an Arabic prayer.

It is so PC that these supposed Islamic scholars have so little sensitivity to what is happening in the world that they would insist on imposing actual Arabic prayers on an airplane filled with people uniformed as to the reason or the nature of the activity?

This is an excellent point. Look at the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Web site, and you'll be hard-pressed to find any indication that CAIR cares about the feelings of Americans who, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, have perfectly understandable apprehensions about being on a plane with Arab men chanting "Allah, Allah."

We're not arguing that the passengers were in the right, only that if they overreacted, their overreaction was understandable in light of recent history. By demanding sensitivity while refusing to offer any in return, CAIR is behaving boorishly, abusing the good nature of the American character.

*****

Next time I fly, I plan to sing hymns in the terminal if I see any muslims praying. Onward Christian Soldiers springs to mind for the first hymn.


25 posted on 11/25/2006 1:55:09 PM PST by maica (9/11 was not ?the day everything changed?, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
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To: All
Sorry there Frank

Meyers in '08

26 posted on 11/25/2006 1:56:24 PM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: XR7

It's only going to get worse. They are going to try and bog us down in the legal system - just like the freakin' liberals do. Good suggestion - C-130 + 10,000 feet - parachute + exit clamshells at "X" mph. Gravity check!


27 posted on 11/25/2006 1:56:31 PM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: XR7

Why are they not organizing protests against terrorism?

Why not against the killing of their fellow Muslims by each other in Iraq?

I really don't understand these people.


28 posted on 11/25/2006 1:56:38 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Welcome Home, son! You and your comrades are our heroes!))
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To: XR7

If an airline company would have the courage to call themselves "Flying Pigs Airlines" and advertise they serve pork rinds to passengers, they'd make billions every month.
I'd buy stock in their company. (Check out my tagline.)


29 posted on 11/25/2006 1:56:50 PM PST by LucyT ( Muslims have an obligation to kill Americans. -- Osama bin Laden, 1998)
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To: maica
Oh well, it is Seattle.
30 posted on 11/25/2006 1:57:22 PM PST by JRjr (hMMM?)
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To: Pride in the USA

Oh, great. In our own backyard.


31 posted on 11/25/2006 1:58:25 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: He Rides A White Horse


Difference between a moderate and a radical Muslim?
Used to be years, now it's weeks.

32 posted on 11/25/2006 1:58:34 PM PST by Issaquahking (Trust can't be bought)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

The glaring weakness is American political correctness.

We are in denial: we reject common sense, and we refuse to learn from our past mistakes.

What good is being politically correct (and thus "having the moral high ground") if the price is dhimmitude and/or death?


33 posted on 11/25/2006 1:58:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate in '08)
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To: SMM48

If I wait in my car for three whole minutes picking someone up at Reagan National Airport, there's a cop there telling me to move, no questions asked. If they let this group disrupt the concourse at Reagan, I'm gonna be mighty upset.

CAIR succeeeded earlier this year in getting a local talk radio station (the station that carries Rush, Sean and Mark)to terminate a really good and popular host for offending Muslims.

They are using American freedoms against us, freedoms none would have in the Muslim world. And the "powers that be" here are allowing it.


34 posted on 11/25/2006 1:58:48 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: lonevoice

What? Only six Muslims protested? I just can't believe that only 6 of them protested in a city that ranks 19th in the nation for total Muslim population. With a Muslim population of over 25,000, you would think that more would have joined in the protest. I can't wait to see how many of the estimated two million Muslims in the US show up for this major protest in Washington DC.


35 posted on 11/25/2006 1:59:57 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: maica

I hope some Freepers can hit Reagan National with a counter-pray in.

And yes,Onward Christian Soldiers sounds like a good theme.


36 posted on 11/25/2006 2:01:44 PM PST by From many - one.
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To: BronzePencil
You know something...nobody ever asks them that when they do their interviews on TV or the newspaper...

What's TV?
37 posted on 11/25/2006 2:02:10 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: prairiebreeze
Muslims do not assimilate into societies, they assimilate societies from within.

Social libertines run about crying about individuals losing rights; wiretaps, etc.

The problem is that they point the finger at the wrong people.

The people to blame are those creating the conditions requiring certain measures......and the finger points at subversive Islamic elements within our walls.....and people continue to ignore this simple, yet important fact.

38 posted on 11/25/2006 2:02:24 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: rabscuttle385
The glaring weakness is American political correctness.

As a whole concept PC is not going to get us killed. It may annoy the hell out of us because it throws common sense out the window on a myriad of subjects

The multicultural aspect of PC is going to be the death of us.

That's the virulent strain of PC that will kill us slowly

39 posted on 11/25/2006 2:02:49 PM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: EDINVA
They are using American freedoms against us, freedoms none would have in the Muslim world. And the "powers that be" here are allowing it.

Bullseye.

40 posted on 11/25/2006 2:03:22 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: JRjr
There was a time when humor-deficient travelers thought it was a good joke to declare marijuana or bombs when a customs agent inspected baggage. After a few of these moronic 'jokesters" were introduced to the real world by real world punishment, the incidence of travelers making that kind of 'humorous' comment stopped.

These 'imams' are trying to alter the system in which we live. We could hope that their treatment will give pause to future fliers who need to pray loudly in Arabic in American airports.
41 posted on 11/25/2006 2:03:33 PM PST by maica (9/11 was not ?the day everything changed?, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
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To: maica
"Next time I fly, I plan to sing hymns in the terminal if I see any muslims praying. Onward Christian Soldiers springs to mind for the first hymn."

The Blue Ribbon Quote of the Day!

42 posted on 11/25/2006 2:03:58 PM PST by Reo
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To: rabscuttle385
The glaring weakness is American political correctness.

Of course; it leads the recipient (leaders) into a state of paralysis, they day I stopped worrying about PC was a truly liberating moment.

43 posted on 11/25/2006 2:08:45 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: Popman
As a whole concept PC is not going to get us killed

If we can't stand and fight on our own soil, then the battle is already lost.

Our forefathers must be spinning in their graves.
44 posted on 11/25/2006 2:09:11 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Stop global warming - tell a liberal to shut up)
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To: rabscuttle385

....the day....


45 posted on 11/25/2006 2:09:15 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: XR7
One patriot in a crowd of sheeple.

Sorry. Frank Myers is an idiot.

We are not "in a war against terrorism."

We are in a war against the Muslims.

President Bush, wake up. Please!

ML/NJ

46 posted on 11/25/2006 2:11:41 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: rabscuttle385
....and you know what?.....I have my opinions, others may not like them, but my opinions belong to me. I claim them, I espouse them, and I will not be throttled.
47 posted on 11/25/2006 2:11:48 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: Reo

In the 1960s I met a young girl who was apologetic about being German, even though she was born after the war, because she was fearful that people would blame her anyway for what Germans did during WWII.

If American muslims really wanted to distance themselves from Islamofascism, they would conduct themselves with extra sensitivity in mixed environments, like say an AIRPORT. Excuse me for yelling.

That they prefer instead to provoke non-muslim Americans speaks volumes about their outlook and their emotional connection to America. They want us not to tolerate them, but to defer to them.


48 posted on 11/25/2006 2:12:20 PM PST by maica (9/11 was not ?the day everything changed?, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
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To: maica

You are on a roll.


49 posted on 11/25/2006 2:13:34 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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To: maica
That they prefer instead to provoke non-muslim Americans speaks volumes about their outlook and their emotional connection to America. They want us not to tolerate them, but to defer to them.

Right. Assimilating vs. Assimilation.

50 posted on 11/25/2006 2:16:10 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (Unite)
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