Skip to comments.Muslims offer to help 'John Does' sued by imams[U.S. Airways Passengers]
Posted on 03/21/2007 2:20:39 AM PDT by FLOutdoorsman
Lawyers and a Muslim group say they will defend at no cost airline passengers caught up in a lawsuit between a group of imams and U.S. Airways if the passengers are named as "John Does" and sued for reporting suspicious behavior that got the Muslim clerics booted from a November flight.
The six imams are suing the airline, Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission, and the unnamed "John Does" to be named later, for discrimination, saying they were removed from the flight for praying in the airport.
Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix-area physician and director of American Islamic Forum for Democracy -- a group founded in 2003 to promote moderate Muslim ideas through its Web site (www.aifdemocracy.org) -- told The Washington Times his group will raise money for legal fees for passengers if they are sued by the imams.
"It's so important that America know there are Muslims who understand who the victims are in air travel," said Dr. Jasser. "But I hope it doesn't get to that point because the backlash will be even greater when Americans see Islamists trying to punish innocent passengers reporting fears."
The lawsuit specifically cites two passengers who stared at the men as they prayed, then made a cell phone call that the imams say went to U.S. Airways to complain about the prayer.
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I hope none of the passengers sued is Jewish...
This is good to hear.
I hope no one is stupid enough to take them up on the offer.
Well then the 'good doctor' can PAY FOR THEIR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS. I wouldnt blame any of these defendants for not trusting this snake. Just because you say it's a harmless garter snake, doesnt mean it's not a snake.
Lipstick on a pig.
Isn't that precisely what the article says he is offering to do?
Anyone trying to put a chink in the extremists' armor is welcome.
Good for Dr. Jasser and his group!
"I hope no one is stupid enough to take them up on the offer."
My first reaction as well. But then I thought that any money we could take out of their hands would be a plus. They couldn't use it for other propaganda purposes.
"say they will defend at no cost"
Indicates they are going to perform a service and not pay for one. Only later in the article do they imply paying for legal fees. That indicates to me that they're going to pay for the legal fees if they use muslim resources.
I wouldnt trust them anyway. Nothin personal.
I dont understand why this cae will even come to court.
These Imams buttheads were staging this whole thing to cause a disruption,they got what they wanted. They should have been arrested and given jail time.
The jihadists stated years ago that they would use our own laws against us.
What they don't understand is that it cuts both ways.
Pushing really hard creates a very bad atmosphere, especially if one uses intimidation and threats.
Check out their web site. I think it's very interesting. These guys look good. Maybe I'm a sucker, but they look good.
Because the imams and their lawyers undoubtedly went forum/venue shopping before they did this, and they picked a good one.
Had you seen about this, ping?
If the FAA and the gov't had done their jobs it might not have.
These guys should have been charged with interfering with flight operations, interfering with a flight crew, endangerment, yelling fire in a crowded room.......anything possible to grind there lives to a halt, bankrupt them and destroy their reputations.
If it had been done it would have slowed this type of behavior down and sent a message, instead:
They fear the p.c. crowd. If this had been 6 cocktail laden white guys they would have lowered the collective boom and ruined them.