Monday, November 27, 2006

The Imams: A "Security Probe"?

Tuesday's Washington Times: "Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers, according to witnesses, police reports and aviation security officials."

The men did several things that in combination raised suspicions, including not sitting in their assigned seats and instead spreading throughout the cabin. It has been previously reported that the men were not obese but requested seat belt extensions. We now learn that a flight attendant says when the men received the extensions, they did not snap them into position, but placed them on the cabin floor.

A pilot is quoted as saying "Someone at US Airways made a notably good decision." I'll say. I'd be happy to fly with them in future given how seriously this crew took the odd behavior they witnessed.

Saturday Scott Johnson of Power Line wrote about the attempt by the imams and newly elected Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison, a Muslim, to scream "racism" in what might be a deliberate attempt to weaken security in future: "I'm afraid that it's time to scream bloody murder before the flying imams and their friends in high places turn the incident into the means by which citizens are disabled from taking reasonable action to defend themselves from apparent danger."


Blogger Robin B said...

I think that the next time that I fly that rather than pray silently, I will ask the person next to me if they mind and then just pray right out loud.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Love it. :) :)

I suspect many of us who fly regularly pray during our flights. Funny how we have always managed to do it without calling attention to ourselves, isn't it?

10:13 AM  

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