Not surprising. Even though it was suspicious behavior, not profiling, that led to the Imam’s being removed from the plane, CAIR, with their ever increasing ties to terrorists, are encouraging the Imam’s to file a lawsuit.
American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines.
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.
But M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician and chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), said the announcement by CAIR “continues the tired stoking of the flames of victimization.”
“They are unfortunately exploiting, for purely political reasons, what should be a sacred and purely spiritual story of our faith’s annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca,” Dr. Jasser said.
“We need new leadership and organizations which use their passions and the bandwidth of the media to lead the ideological fight against radical and political Islam rather than this tired pre-emption of supposed discrimination.”
Let’s look at the evidence: purposefully changing seats to different parts of the plane so as to sit in the pattern the 9/11 hijackers sat in, asking for seat belt extensions and placing them on the floor, speaking about Osama bin Laden, and talking negatively about the United States.
And they want to argue discrimination? Bw-aaa haaa! That would be like a Japanese military pilot in 1946 flying over Pearl Harbor, in a fully armed fighter plane and being forced to land only to cry discrimination . . . that he was only out joy-flying.
“Flying While Muslim” might want to get used to this if they insist on imitating terrorists.
The Council on American Islamic Relations, apparently oblivious to the public relations disaster that their trumped up Flying Imams controversy is becoming for them, is pressing on, asking Muslims flying on their way to Mecca to lodge complaints against airlines if their complementary pretzels are stale.
The regular office number won’t do. So pervasive and insidious is this scourge that they have to clear an entire phone line for it. Or so they’d have you believe.
“Flying While Muslim”? Give me a break!
Looks like CAIR is competing for attention as the Jihad ACLU.