Imams Removed From Twin Cities Flight

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/11/21/D8LH9VQO0.html

    6 Imams Removed From Twin Cities Flight
    Nov 21 1:42 AM US/Eastern

    By STEVE KARNOWSKI
    Associated Press Writer

    MINNEAPOLIS

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    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.

    "They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way," said Omar Shahin, of Phoenix.
     
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    Better you than us, sirs.....

    From carpro's post:
    "They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way," said Omar Shahin, of Phoenix."

    Well, better you be humiliated, than we blown up in case you are indeed a terrorist.
     
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    As these men were Imans, it is doubtful that they hid their religion before boarding the plane. Presumably, they passed all the checkpoints and their only suspicious behavior was praying.

    Should the TSA create a new no-praying rule?
     
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    I'm thinking that even a terrorist would know better than to be so obvious. Besides, the islamic clergy have been notably unwilling to kill themselves in suicide attacks. The ones supporting such things send their followers to die for them.

    If they took these guys off a flight for no other reason than being obviously Muslim, then some people need to be told to find other employment.
     
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    Why not? No prayers at Friday night ball games, no prayers at graduation, no prayers to start the day. Why not no prayers at a government sponsored, government funded, government secured airport?
     
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    Any one who refuses to comply with authorities will certainly feel humiliated and disrespected. Compliance will at least remove those feelings.
     
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    This could have been a polish clergy or he may have run out of followers. Either way, I'm glad they didn't take a chance. If you're Muslim and traveling in this country you should be prepared for this. It's sad but true.
     
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    If they had remained in their seats and said their prayers silently, there would have been no problem.

    As we all know, they are entitled to pray but not if it infringes upon the rights or privacy of those around them.
     
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    Racial slur? Nice.
     
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    Sorry all, you are correct and I ask to be forgiven.
     
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    Where to begin....
    Individuals can pray at Friday night ball games, graduation and at the start of any day. What is not allowed is state-sponsored prayers to a captive audience. Most large airports have chapels. They were not allowed to pray on a plane, not not in an airport (unclearly written, but do you get my drift?).

    How does their standing infringe on anyone's rights or privacy?
     
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    ok . . . . :wavey: . . . .

    I get it . . . it is ok for satan's people to pray . . . but, I cannot.

    If I cannot have public prayer at my local high school football game - they do not have the 'right' to pray publicly and offend.
     
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    This is a test case for CAIR. (perhaps deliberate, who knows?) Ibrahim Hooper is already up in arms about it (no pun intended). Watch this go to court.

    Amended: I was wrong. It's Congressional hearings he wants.

    http://www.cair-net.org/

    Let's see if I have this right. We have our first muslim elected to Congress in the history of this country, a group of six all of a sudden decide to do prayers on an airline simultaneously, knowing full well the 19 hijackers were muslim, the most radical (extremist terrorist group) legal group in the USA wants Congressional hearings over the "injustice." Hmmmm.....sounds well planned and coordinated to me.

    http://www.anti-cair-net.org/
     
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    Oh wait, there's more - seems one of the ejected imams is linked to OBL and Hamas after all.....


    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53057


    Hmmm, maybe some Congressional Hearings are in order, after all. This might end up dragging CAIR through more than they are bargaining for. :laugh:
     
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    Wow . . . you can do some quick research . . .

    But, wait! The Constitution protects the rights of terrorists to associate with each other!

    NOT!

    :saint:

     
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    I'll bet if I stood next to an abortion clinic, praying out loud, a few people would be nervous.

    I support these folks who drug them off the plane, they did the right thing. Too bad somebody's feelings got hurt, at least that's all that got hurt.
     
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    Exactly!

    :thumbs:

     
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    I hear ya but this really is a reflection of the state of this nation. We're running scared and jumping at shadows.

    The news report LE put up had an interesting point, she compard this to Rosa Parks refusing to get off the bus. Did we violate their civil rights?
     
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    I do not like comparing the rights of terrorists to the rights of African Americans.



     
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    They prayed, and then they sat in separate seats. The "brave warriors of Allah" who blew up those planes did not sit together in one row or class.

    Terrorists shout allahu akhbar (1) before beheading their helpless victims, (2) while in the act of pulling the strings that will blow them up and their victims.

    What is to stop a terrorist from being an imam who prays before embarking on his mission to kill infidels in the name of Allah ?

    And, yes, it will be a great idea for the TSA to create a no praying rule, for any religion, including Christians.
    Christians can pray silently, in their heads and hearts, religionists must show the world their piety and hypocrisy.

    If the Muslims feel they are being discriminated against, they only have their jihadist brothers to blame.

    Better we are wrong and them humiliated, than we are right and blown to bits.
     
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