CAIR Working To Create “Flying While Muslim” Controversy


Boeing777In taking a page out of the democratic playbook, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is continuing their campaign to create a protected victims class for Muslims. When the 6 Iman’s created a spectacle and potential security risk in Minneapolis last month, only the naive did not think this was either an true threat or a publicity stunt. Now CAIR is trying to turn this into a civil rights issue.

In a ham handed approach, they are now calling for any Muslim that is traveling to Mecca to call an 800 number to complain about any perceived mistreatment. Could CAIR want to be the Islamic ACLU? It is looking like it.

The Powerline Blog says “More evidence that the case of the Six Traveling Imams was a set-up by the imams to set the stage for this kind of effort”. Robert Spencer wants to go to Mecca and see how Muslims are discriminated on in a flight. But wait, no non Muslims are allowed in Mecca so he can’t. And last but not least, Villainous Company has a great piece on how obscene the actions of the 6 Flying Imans were on their flight in question.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the “airport profiling” of six imams removed from a recent flight, yesterday said Muslims traveling this month to the holy site in Saudi Arabia need to be aware of their rights.
“Given the increase in the number of complaints CAIR has received alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, we believe it is important that all those taking part in this year’s hajj be aware of their legal and civil rights,” said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR spokesman.
The group has established a toll-free hot line (800/784-7526) for victims of “flying while Muslim,” as Muslims have begun departing for the weeklong hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation to visit the holy city of Mecca, which this year begins Dec. 29.  The Washington Times

Posted December 13, 2006 by
War on Terror | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “CAIR Working To Create “Flying While Muslim” Controversy”

    1. MIss-Underestimated on December 13th, 2006 11:42 am

      Too bad, terrorist’s hit us in 9/11, it’s not profiling it is security. The airlines took a big hit when this happened because of the fear, now that passengers are aware, and have come back, it is the DUTY of the airlines to PROTECT their passengers, not please them.

    2. Mike on December 13th, 2006 1:36 pm

      Screw them! Let them walk or swim.

    3. MOLLY on December 13th, 2006 2:52 pm

      Yea Mike, these Bas####s need to be execured. They are
      deliberately doinf these things to harass. The problem
      is our no good sorry a## government wont do anything. It
      is American born Christian citizens who have no rights.
      AMERICA IS DOOMED. We will be destroyed within 9 more

    4. Minnesota Dad on December 13th, 2006 3:20 pm

      I have heard (from a first hand source) that the imams are now claiming that they brought dog’s into intimidate them just like in Abu Gharaib! These were bomb sniffing dogs you stupid imams! Not attack/police dogs!

      I have also heard that ALL SIX imams requested seatbelt extensions and that all six had rolled and placed them under their seats.

      In the end, it sounds like the MPLS/SP Airports Commission and the TSA are not very enthused about what these imams did — their opinion is separate from the US Airways opinions that cleared all.

      This is much more serious than the ‘you’re picking on muslims’ arguement. These guys were doing everything possible to create a problem.

      Why they aren’t locked up or deported at this time is beyond me. md

    5. Richard on December 13th, 2006 3:56 pm

      When I hear Muslims denouncing Muslim terrorists, denouncing the policy in Saudi Arabia that forbids any religion except Islam to be observed privately or publicly, denouncing the hostility of the Iranian government to the Ba’hai movement (which I believe began in Iran), then I will think that the nonstop Muslim whining of “We are victims” might deserve a sympathetic hearing.

      Until that day, I will allow them to worship in their own way, the same privilege that our country extends to everyone and their countries often do not (read up on the dangers that Egyptian Christians live with), but will be unwilling to give them support.

      And I think the policy of trying to buy Palestinian support is so ridiculous and contrary to our own interests that it would take the U.S. government to think it up.

      I trust we’re all aware that Iran came out this week and said the destruction of Israel is not far off. So far, the world is blithely going on its way.

      What would happen at the U.N. if the U.S. said the destruction of Muslim countries is not far off?

    6. Richard on December 13th, 2006 3:58 pm

      I should put on the record that I have worked for a former Iranian government (in Washington, D.C.), for an American-Arab trade association, and as a foreign student advisor at a small junior college when Middle Easterners were cramming the colleges full. Thus I don’t think I speak in ignorance.

    7. Skyboxx on December 13th, 2006 8:06 pm

      I get “profiled” everytime I fly. I have to remove my shoes, sometimes my belt. They X-ray all of my belongings….sorry, the Immam arguement doesn’t fly. So please take a seat, buckle up (and shut up)

    8. Richard on December 13th, 2006 8:55 pm

      The fact that they didn’t stay in their assigned seats is, to me, to be treated as prima facie evidence that justifies investigating.

    9. Pat on December 14th, 2006 12:05 am

      Why not call the 800 number and let them know how you feel? A few hundred thousand calls from concerned citizens and they would shut it down.

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