Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No Room for Political Correctness

Kudos to U.S. Airways for responding to passengers' concerns and removing six Muslim imams from a flight yesterday.

The imams were said to have made anti-American statements and chanted "Allah, Allah." According to The New York Times, some of the imams made a strange request for seat-belt extensions, though they were not overweight.

This and additional behavior, including the men sitting spread throughout the plane, concerned alert passengers and crew members and the pilot refused to leave until the men were removed.

The imams, of course, are screaming racism.

Tough luck. Even if their behavior was perfectly innocent, in this day and age there is simply no room for political correctness.

As Power Line wrote: "They just can't understand why lots of Americans don't find the sight of a group of Muslim men saying 'Allahu akbar' on an airplane reassuring."

Turns out the passengers were correct to be concerned. Although the men were not detained, the leader, Omar Shahin, has ties to terrorist organizations (see subject link).

Given that, I'd like to know what the heck Shahin, who is Jordanian, is even doing in the United States.


Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Some of the best news I have heard in a long time! Bush will probably go on TV to apologize though.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Robin B said...

I just went to the US Airways website and sent a comment of support to their customer relations department. I'd like to encourage others to do likewise.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is a great idea to offer support to U.S. Airways.

Laura :)

11:06 PM  

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