Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The REAL Story On The USAir Imams

What you won't read in the Boston Globe-Democrat about the strange and unsettling behavior by the six imams removed from a US Airways flight.

Among the highlights:

Witnesses said three of the imams were praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted "Allah" when passengers were called for boarding US Airways Flight 300 to Phoenix. "I was suspicious by the way they were praying very loud," the gate agent told the Minneapolis Police Department.

Passengers and flight attendants told law-enforcement officials the imams switched from their assigned seats to a pattern associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks and also found in probes of U.S. security since the attacks -- two in the front row first-class, two in the middle of the plane on the exit aisle and two in the rear of the cabin.

"That would alarm me," said a federal air marshal who asked to remain anonymous. "They now control all of the entry and exit routes to the plane."

And how much sympathy do I have for idiot imams in the post-9/11 world who feel the need to shout "Allah!" at the top of their lungs while people are boarding an airplane? Slightly less than Ann Coulter does.

Coulter suggests that this entire event might be a publicity stunt by US Airways. Personally, I can't imagine a better slogan for an airline than "We're the airline angry Muslims refuse to fly!"

But after reading the Washington Times' coverage of the provocative, unnecessary and unsettling behavior of the imams (who had just attended a "fight the power!" imam convention), I honestly wonder if this wasn't a lawsuit setup by the CAIR crowd. A handful of imams act in a manner that all but forces the airline to respond, then scream "Profiling! Profiling!" as soon as they are removed from the plane.

All just in time for the Christmas travel season. Terrific.

Now come the usual threats of boycotts, lawsuits, blah, blah, blah. Angry liberals demand that I be offended that Muslims acting weird on airplanes aren't treated the same way as Methodists (as if you could actually GET a Methodist to pray aloud in public).

Sorry. No go. I don't feel sorry for these imams, not one bit. They were not treated unfairly in the least. Is it unfortunate that Muslims must be viewed by all rational people as more dangerous than non-Muslims. Yes. Is it tragic? Yes. It is the tragedy of the current state of Islam.