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Six imams removed from a flight in 2006

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33399655/ns/travel-news/
So in 2006 six imams were removed from a flight because a few passangers asserted that they were acting suspiciously.
What was this suspicious behavior? They had been saying their evening prayers before they boarded.
I’m a tad irritated that because people aren’t familiar with the Muslim culture we assume that because they are praying before a flight they’re going to highjack the plane and fly it into the white house.
If an Irish Catholic priest were to recite a chapter of a rosary before hopping on a plane I doubt he’d be kicked off or that it would be assumed he was up to no good.
Well, the court case was just settled, the imams were given a settlement and the airline admitted that they shouldnt have been taken off the plane, but they did not apologize for what happened. Which also irritates me, I feel like an apology is necessary.

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Written by kmurph2688

October 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree – to think that this truly happened is appalling. I feel that you are absolutely right about the Catholic priest – it seems as though no one would challenge that or feel “threatened” by it, yet, people felt threatened by Muslims praying? Nonsense. An apology is most definitely needed. The airline was making an unjustified and unwarranted act by taking these six imams of the plane.

    carlyeg

    October 28, 2009 at 1:55 am


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