November 22, 2006
Muslim Imams Removed From Airplane for "Suspicious" Activities
Six Muslim imams flying home to Phoenix say they were removed from a plane for no reason and were humiliated in front of the other passengers. For a television news report, click here.
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.
Ironically enough, 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.
For the full Reuters story, click here.
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Okay, folks, let's tell the whole story. These 6 muslims were not only praying real loud in the gate, saying Allah real loud over and over, they were doing a lot of other things intended to create alarm. This was a publicity stunt, no doubt orchestrated at that so-called convention.
The six men bought one-way tickets, and seperated into 3 groups of two, sitting in the front row of first class (even though they were not ticketed for first calss), middle exit rows, and the back of the aircraft, which, coincidentally, created a potential block of all exits. Exactly the pattern used by the lowlife camel jockeys on 9/11.
Witnesses overheard tham making anti-American statements of America and of Bush.
They all asked for seatbelt extenders, although only the one super-fat muslim really needed it, the others just put them on the floor. Why? The answer is obvious, this is just a complete B.S. publicity stunt, or, worse yet, it is an exercise intended to practice for future attacks.
Why don't all you freaking Imams get the hell out of my country!!! Go back to the rock you crawled out from under.
Posted by: mooshoo | Dec 2, 2006 2:55:19 PM