Muslim insensitivity?--posted by Pete Arnold on 11/21/2006
At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, 6:30pm last night, 6 Muslims were kicked off an American Airlines plane for standing up and praying, and as of yet, American Airlines is not allowing them on another one of their airplanes.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, expressed anger at the detentions.
Omar Shahin, one of the 6 men, said
“They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way,”
Ok. Has anyone reading this ever been arrested? Or perhaps thrown in the back of a squad car for anything? Perhaps kicked out of a building for being loud and obnoxious? I have not experienced all three of those, but of the two I have experienced, I would assume being kicked off of an airplane would be close to the same experience, and when you get kicked off or out of something, or locked up, being treated “Respectfully” or in a non “humiliating” manor by The Man is the last thing on his mind. Am I right here or what? The fact that someone would report about someone’s feelings being hurt as their taken away by authorities is bizarre to me… but then again, anything reported that isn’t Christianity seams to be given a little fluffier a treatment.
Also, another problem I have with this. While not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists have been Muslims. This is where I will support the crap out of “Racial Profiling” or whatever you want to call it. Without naming any races, it's not my fault that 12.8% of the population is responsible for 30.2% of the crime I the United States, but unlike the color of one’s skin, more specifically, the religion one has seams to have a much higher ratio of those who have committed the crime of terrorism. So, because of these blaring facts, (and I am not sorry that the facts are the facts) I would be worried if any Muslims were praying on an airplane… Especially after Sept 11th, the thwarted attempt out of England, and… oh yea, the fact that Muslims Terrorists have mentioned that they will stop at nothing until we are all dead. Perhaps Muslims need to be sensitive to the feelings of those around them and not pull moves that have been witnessed in conjunction with terrorist attacks... like standing and prying in groups on an Airplane.
Where are the news articles about the Muslim insensitivity shown by repeatedly committing acts that scare the US public?