Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Grievance Theater" at Minneapolis Airport

Debra Burlingame, whose brother was the pilot of the plane which crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, has written an excellent editorial about the recent events with the six imams in Minnesota.

Burlingame lays out the events and why the passengers and crew were correct to respond as they did in great detail.

She concludes, in part:

"We have a new, inviolate aviation standard after 9/11, which requires that the captain cannot take that airplane up so long as there are any unresolved issues with respect to the security of his airplane...

"...the most despicable aspect about the imams' behavior is that when they pierced the normally quiet hum of a passenger waiting area with shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' and deliberately engaged in terrorist-associated behavior that was sure to trigger suspicion, they exploited the fear that began with the Sept. 11 attacks. The imams, experienced travelers all, counted on the security system established after 9/11 to kick in, and now they plan not only to benefit financially from the proper operation of that system but to substantially weaken it--with help from the Saudi-endowed attorneys at CAIR."

(Hat tip: One Clear Call.)

Update: The Washington Times reports that three different probes into the imams' removal from the flight have concluded that the airline acted properly and "the imams' claims that they were merely praying and their eviction was racially inspired are without foundation."

As a postscript, Michelle Malkin links to the sad news that Debra Burlingame's niece has died in an apartment fire.


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