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(AP)   Remember those Muslim imams who were kicked off the airline for "suspicious behavior"? Yeah...they're suing everyone involved, including the passengers who complained   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 195
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2007-04-01 09:27:24 AM  
More like...

...kicked off tted Kennedy airline for reevalution of Manichaeanism and "looking different than tted Kennedy rest of tted Kennedy fascist ruling class wonderbread passengers"?

...kicked off tted Kennedy airline for reevalution of Manichaeanism and "speaking a scary language?"

...kicked off tted Kennedy airline for reevalution of Manichaeanism and "having strange foreign ways, frightening Americans who probably don't even Jean-Paul Sartre and have passports"?

...kicked off tted Kennedy airline for reevalution of Manichaeanism and "scaring people who believe there is semiotically an Ay-rab around every corner, hiding in the penetrated space of tted Kennedy shadows, WAITING TO STRIKE"?

Yea, I remember them. Hope they sue tted Kennedy living shthe semiotic object out of every racist involved and win the penetrated space of.
 
2007-04-01 09:28:28 AM  
wow, I got april fool'own3d.
 
2007-04-01 09:32:23 AM  
From their website @ http://www.masnet.org/views.asp?id=3906

We are, in short, declaring that the civil and human rights of religious Muslim air passengers are not negotiable. And we are declaring that we will take the positive action required to insure that we are respected when we travel.

Well, I know many people mean it ironically here, but it does indeed appear that they are following a classic post-Brown means of asserting their civil rights--the lawsuit.

Last time I checked, it was not a crime to talk in Arabic, make obligatory prayers in public, talk and converse among different passengers or discuss recent world events such as Saddam Hussein and Iraq. I'll be surprised if the assertions of so-called "classic hijacker behavior" stand up in court, and I highly doubt anyone was "cursing" the U.S.--even if some of the clerics had strong dissident feelings about U.S. policies, I doubt any of them would be stupid enough to reinforce those stereotypes in public at an airport. No one subjects themselves to highly visible public humiliation for hours on end to "fish" for a lawsuit. That's just foolish on its very premise.

I wouldn't mind the public being involved in reporting suspicious activity, but from the quotes in the story you can see they already equate Islam with terrorism, so until they are better educated, they shouldn't be doing any "helping." All that does is divert resources from genuinely needed anti-terrorism efforts just because Fox News devotee Louisa from Boise City hears from Arabic and craps her pants on cue.
 
2007-04-01 09:33:54 AM  
wruley: If I was in their country

If you were in their country (assuming that they're Saudi, Syrian, iranian, etc.), you could be sent to prison for having a bible or praying to any other deity than allah in public. How's that for religious tolerance?

Also, I think it bears repeating that while not all muslims are "turrists," nearly ALL terrorists are muslim. That is, unless you are among those who count "Dubya;" you know he's behind all this stuff, right? But no, I forgot -- it's really the star chamber guys who pull his strings who are behind it. (I learned all this on Fark, don't you know)

Oops, I gotta go, I hear the secret police coming...

/moonbats...
//happy april 11eleventy-one11!!!
 
2007-04-01 09:34:51 AM  
www.msu.edu

This thread needs more scary Muslims.
 
2007-04-01 09:36:54 AM  
They didn't have to have bombs, the terrorists on 9/11 didn't.
 
2007-04-01 09:40:35 AM  
I'd like to see what would happen to anyone who would attempt to take over a plane in these post-911 days. Especially with only seat-belt extenders! Half the passengers would get up, out of fear of being crashed into a building, and beat those guys to death.
 
2007-04-01 09:47:17 AM  
Somacandra

I wouldn't mind the public being involved in reporting suspicious activity, but from the quotes in the story you can see they already equate Islam with terrorism, so until they are better educated, they shouldn't be doing any "helping." All that does is divert resources from genuinely needed anti-terrorism efforts just because Fox News devotee Louisa from Boise City hears from Arabic and craps her pants on cue.


muslims\islam are the problem. their culture is backwards and violent. they are creating the world's problems today, and need to be dealt with
 
2007-04-01 09:57:15 AM  
Last time I checked, it were not a crime ter go on in Arabic, make obligatory prayers in public

Last I checked, no one royal Miled criminal charges against them. Yer can be tossed off a plane for non-criminal behavior, at the chuffin' discretion o' the bleedin' airline, do wot Guvnor! Flyin' is a privilege, not a right, i'n it?

No one subjects themselves ter 'ighly visible public 'umiliation for 'ours on end ter "fish" for a lorsuit. That's just foolish on its right premise.

Wot makes yer think they actually was 'umuliated, isit? If me goal were ter scare blokes and force them into doin' sumfink that could result in a big fat lorsuit, I'd be thrilled if it went accordin' ter plan. I'll make us all a nice cup a' tea. As it apparently did 'ere.

Please. The bleedin' fact that they're now suin' ONLY the bloody John Does involved is the key 'ere. They don't know if them blokes 'ave brass, and this ain't gonna make the bleedin' John Does serve jail time. I'll make us all a nice cup a' tea. They simply want ter make blokes too afraid ter report suspicious behavior in public.

'ttp://www.washingtontimes, i'n it?com/national/20070330-114945-6888r.'tm
 
2007-04-01 10:07:23 AM  
mark12A: You're the dumbass, rewind2846

1. They refused to sit in their assigned seats, instead sitting two at the front of the plane, and two at the rear. Classic hijacker strategy.

2. They were overhead at the gate loudly discussing "jihad". Yep, nothing like discussing jihad before a flight to put passengers at ease. Sorta like discussing at the gate, how much pool chemical you need to gas a planeload of people.

They provoked this incident to purposely intimidate the authorities from properly monitoring muslims. Basically to make it easier for muslims to mount real attacks in the future.

And the only reasons you defend them is because, a.) you like seeing this country hurt or b.) you're one of those uber-cool hip cats who like bashing "the man" to make yourself look important and SO MUCH smarter than the rest of us rubes. Tell us, you really read Sartre, don't you? And you "get it", right? Woooo!

Fark You.


Whoah. Ease up dude. For your information, Mr. Pretentious mark12A: read The Plague, and in the original French, OK? So he's better than us. The fact that he omitted the Jihad part and the impromptu seating arrangement was undoubtedly because he was tired, from reading Rand, long into the night.
 
2007-04-01 10:14:47 AM  
www.startrek.com
 
2007-04-01 10:26:42 AM  
You are only noticing this now? Go back to your CNN and let the rest of us take care of things.

/makin' Ric Romero look good
 
2007-04-01 10:31:37 AM  

We can't be sure, can we?

iran.worldcupblog.orgredirected.falmouth.ac.uk

 
2007-04-01 10:33:22 AM  
I swear these people are TRYING to look stupid! If you really want people to not hate you, you don't sue them dumbarse!

Tired of the caveman crap from Muslims. The man on the Geico commercials has more sense than Muslim men do.

//shove Sharia law back under that turban @sshole!
 
2007-04-01 10:36:24 AM  
"KILL EM ALL"

Happy April Day!
 
2007-04-01 10:37:49 AM  
As a frequent traveler on airplanes I don't support this lawsuit at all. Does that make me a racist? Hardly.

"See something, say something" is the right response and we shouldn't let charges of racism stop us from doing so. I'm flying tomorrow, and if I see something I'm saying something.
 
2007-04-01 10:41:56 AM  
"The point of this lawsuit is to try and prevent other people from reporting suspicious behavior, they are trying to use the judicial system against the america."

True. And worth repeating!
 
2007-04-01 10:42:14 AM  
Hey, can somebody with PS Skillz post a pic of an imam with an asshat-style turban? That would be uber-cool!
 
2007-04-01 10:48:56 AM  
"Omar Mohammedi, the New York City attorney for the imams, said the intent is not to go after passengers who raise valid concerns about security."

Sure it's not. I mean, we're suing passengers who raised questions about security, but our intent isn't to go after passengers who raise questions about security.

These guys are up to no good. They acted suspiciosly in an airport. If I acted suspicious in an airport, I'd have to deal with scrutiny, too.

/Fark Omar Mohammedi
//Fark Allah
 
2007-04-01 10:53:04 AM  
"Yay for all you sheep out there listening to Bush's every word.... Thanks to idiots like you, we have everyone scared shiatless to do normal every day crap. Not only are these people scared, but now they are breeding hate and prejudice for anyone that could *possibly* match what Bush says is trying to hurt us."

Hey Matrixx, maybe they aren't listening to Bush at all. You only have to watch the news to see how insane most Muslims in the world are. And the rest just sit back & let the mad cavemen act that way.

BTW, there are some of those mad caveman Muslims who want Sharia Law in the United States. Well, those d@mn Muslims can DIAF as far as I'm concerned. I'm a grown woman & don't need a babysitter with me as I walk down the street! And the worst part about this is the "peaceful" Muslims aren't doing anything to say no to this Sharia law crap.

Women in this country fought too long & hard for equal rights. We'll be d@mned if a farking caveman Muslim is going to take our rights away.

So you can take your "blaming Bush" crap & stick it where the sun doesn't shine! Bush doesn't have to do anything but sit back & watch the Muslims do what they do.
 
2007-04-01 10:59:32 AM  
"No one subjects themselves to highly visible public humiliation for hours on end to "fish" for a lawsuit. That's just foolish on its very premise."

As foolish as purposely getting hit by a car so you can sue someone? It happens!
 
2007-04-01 11:15:46 AM  
I think they had an ulterior motive. I think they were acting weird, for the sake of acting weird, and trying to draw attention to themselves....to garner press for themselves or the middle east, or just to get a nice lawsuit out of it

And I'm glad that people report when they see odd things....like a brown guy trying to light his shoe on fire...hmm...
 
2007-04-01 11:19:40 AM  
Wow. There are a lot of ignorant people posting today.
 
2007-04-01 11:29:41 AM  
It is very simple - they were excluded rom the light because o what they did, not who they are.

It seems like it was deliberate, like the two who were removed rom the Canary Is light last year.
 
2007-04-01 11:47:21 AM  
2007-04-01 03:27:15 AM Knucklepopper
Siccing the cops on a group of Arabs because they're Arab is intelligent? Then call me dumb.

No, "siccing the cops" on a group of PEOPLE because they're creating a disturbance ON AN AIRLINER is intelligent. If this was a bunch of skinheads, nobody would have thought twice about the news, right? This particular group happened to be muslims, though.

And since you asked, "You're dumb." Hey, you asked!


/and to whomever wanted to ignore me: I'm a mod? Wow, and I didn't even know! Cool... where's my mod tools?
 
2007-04-01 11:51:57 AM  
Here ya go, Wonderduck:

i3.photobucket.com

One ban hammer for ya

/happy April 1th!
 
2007-04-01 11:59:45 AM  
2007-04-01 11:51:57 AM kb7rky
Here ya go, Wonderduck: (banhammer)

Oooooooooooh... it's shiny...
 
2007-04-01 12:00:12 PM  
Wonderduck
No, "siccing the cops" on a group of PEOPLE because they're creating a disturbance ON AN AIRLINER is intelligent. If this was a bunch of skinheads, nobody would have thought twice about the news, right? This particular group happened to be muslims, though.

They "created a disturbance" by being Muslim and praying together.
 
2007-04-01 12:02:00 PM  
SuperTrent: Wow. There are a lot of ignorant people posting today.

I was thinking that, too. Maybe there's a problem with Free Republic board.
 
2007-04-01 12:16:22 PM  
I'm sorry y'all raghead lovers, but House Republicans have already started the process to include language into a homeland security act that will protect whistleblowers, racists/bigots (I threw that in to appease my America hating liberal friends), and perennially paranoid individuals from being sued into submission. See below for the specifics:

The Republican motion to recommit H.R. 1401, the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007, provides that any person who makes a voluntary disclosure regarding suspicious activity that constitutes a possible threat to transportation security to appropriate security and law enforcement authorities shall be immune from civil liability for such disclosure.

The amendment protects any such disclosure relating to threats to transportation systems, passenger safety or security, or possible acts of terrorism.

The amendment also shields transportation systems and employees that take reasonable actions to mitigate perceived threats.

The amendment is retroactive to activities that took place on or after November 20, 2006 - the date of the Minneapolis incident involving six Islamic leaders who were removed from a U.S. Airways flight after they were observed acting suspiciously.

Finally, the motion authorizes courts to award attorneys fees to defendants with immunity.
 
2007-04-01 12:17:12 PM  
Lawsuit supporter.

Enjoy your legal fees, storytellers. Fearing that which you didn't understand is certainly paying off now. At least they have your favorite Wonder Bread at the rescue mission where you'll be sleeping after you lose everything to pay court costs.

Box cutter, firearm: threat.

Muslim cleric you don't understand: not a threat.

We are not security authorities. We are, for the most part, scared & undereducated bigots with superiority complexes.

Just stay in your homes, people - the rest of the world will travel freely and uneventfully without fear of flight delays/complications due to prejudiced overactive imaginations. With smoking sections on select flights.

/war vet
//can't touch my patriotism
///love america
////hate americans
//not foolin'
 
2007-04-01 12:21:38 PM  
"The point of this lawsuit is to try and prevent other people from reporting suspicious behavior, they are trying to use the judicial system against the america."

True. And worth repeating!
 
2007-04-01 12:42:50 PM  
hudef: That's absolutely insane. These people were booted off a plane for praying. If these folks would have been Christians, they would already *own* this airline.
 
2007-04-01 12:43:59 PM  
In my country there is problem, this problem is the muslim

Throw the muslim down the well throw the muslim down the well

so my country can be free!
 
2007-04-01 12:49:39 PM  
Yes. Sue their asses off. Make people think twice before being bigoted assholes...
 
2007-04-01 12:57:16 PM  
So according to this new bill, if I am flying in order to go to a business meeting to make my final pitch and seal the deal, and some idiots think I'm acting suspicious because I'm nervous before the big meeting, and then I get taken off the flight, detained and miss the meeting and the chance to seal the deal, I'm not allowed to sue them for damages because of "national security"?

How very American.
 
2007-04-01 01:08:33 PM  
Those of you who are so quick to pull the race card would do yourself credit by reading up some on the issue.
 
2007-04-01 01:14:38 PM  
Thank you, thread, for helping me realize that 51% of my country is still as stupid as they were 3 years ago.
 
2007-04-01 01:32:41 PM  
just like a Muslim to blow things way out of proportion.
 
2007-04-01 01:35:43 PM  
undernova:
Box cutter, firearm: threat.
Muslim cleric you don't understand: not a threat.
We are not security authorities. We are, for the most part, scared & undereducated bigots with superiority complexes.


mrexcess: That's absolutely insane. These people were booted off a plane for praying. If these folks would have been Christians, they would already *own* this airline.

rock on...
 
2007-04-01 01:39:29 PM  
2007-04-01 01:14:38 PM Visualingo
Thank you, thread, for helping me realize that 51% of my country is still as stupid as they were 3 years ago.

Does it hurt to close your mind that hard?
 
2007-04-01 02:05:38 PM  
cheesedog1: What is the excuse for the others that received the extenders and placed them under their seats??


so it's impossible that they ment to only ask for one for their friend and after getting one for each rather than starting some shiat they just tossed em under the seat.


pardon me, your racism is showing.
 
2007-04-01 02:09:02 PM  
It is not just the "terrorist" looking stereotype. The week following 9/11, I had my balcony trashed with garbage, had hate calls, had beer bottles flung on me from passing cars, and had people yelling "Bin Ladin's whore" from frat houses.

I am female, non Muslim, of east Indian origin. I don't wear a burq'ah or hijab. I am not even religious.

Airport security is one thing. But there are a lot of people who have experienced harassment because of 9/11 just because of their south Asian/west Asian origins. How many of them sued? If some racist American did trash my balcony, my American friends helped me clean it up. It was my American classmates who escorted me to college and back home to ensure my safety. There are a lot of people who do not hold the views of a rabid few to represent the views of a nation. I am one of them.
 
2007-04-01 02:10:53 PM  
Ariluto: nearly ALL terrorists are muslim

you fail
 
2007-04-01 02:13:25 PM  
I read that they were yelling their barbaric war cries at the airport. You know, stuff like "hellahellahella" and "admiral ackbar".
 
2007-04-01 02:21:00 PM  
>>>
Lawsuit supporter.

Enjoy your legal fees, storytellers. Fearing that which you didn't understand is certainly paying off now. At least they have your favorite Wonder Bread at the rescue mission where you'll be sleeping after you lose everything to pay court costs.

Box cutter, firearm: threat.

Muslim cleric you don't understand: not a threat.
>>>

They are already protected from lawsuits, idiot.

So when 4 passengers refuse to take their assigned seats, sit 2 in first class by the cockpit and 2 in the rear it's racist to say that they are acting suspiciously?

It's a shame that you were not the only passenger on the plane with the attempted shoe bomber, then both you, and he, would have been blown to hell together.
 
2007-04-01 02:22:41 PM  
mark12A

You're the dumbass, rewind2846

Really? Well let's go over your points of stupid one at a time, shall we?

1. They refused to sit in their assigned seats, instead sitting two at the front of the plane, and two at the rear. Classic hijacker strategy.

The news stories I read said no such thing, including the Star-Tribune of Mineeapolis. Find me a news source which says that they "refused" to sit in their assigned seats (other than some tinfoil hat conspiracy site or Faux news) and I will believe you. Until then... DUMBASS.

2. They were overhead at the gate loudly discussing "jihad". Yep, nothing like discussing jihad before a flight to put passengers at ease. Sorta like discussing at the gate, how much pool chemical you need to gas a planeload of people.

Okay, lets just say that they used the word "jihad" in their conversations... do you think the rubes listening to them have any faking clue what that term really means? "Jihad" actually means "struggle" and is the sixth pillar of Islam... kind of like the way born again Xtians 'witness' and try to convert others to their faith, only not as obnoxiously. If I am talking about the 'war' in Iraq to another person, is it the same as if I am talking about the 'war' on poverty? The rubes didn't know the language, so like morons they assumed that these Imams were terra-ists. DUMBASS.

They provoked this incident to purposely intimidate the authorities from properly monitoring muslims. Basically to make it easier for muslims to mount real attacks in the future.

They prayed in an airport. Period. Had this happened to some bible-thumper the folks in flyover country would have had a shiat fit. Just like you seem to be... DUMBASS.

And the only reasons you defend them is because, a.) you like seeing this country hurt or b.) you're one of those uber-cool hip cats who like bashing "the man" to make yourself look important and SO MUCH smarter than the rest of us rubes. Tell us, you really read Sartre, don't you? And you "get it", right? Woooo!

This country has already been hurt more by the likes of you than any terra'ist ever could. Your leaders have subverted and hijacked all three branches of government, swelled its size and cost to unimaginable heights, and made folks like you feel even more scared of those who are different than they are. Every dictatorship or quasi-dictatorship needs a boogeyman, and since we don't have the soviets anymore, let's pick on the brown folks who pray to a god we don't understand in a language we don't understand from a culture we don't understand, and act stupid.
Every time you act like a DUMBASS you help the terra'ists more than 100 plane crashes ever could. Their point was to cause terra and unrest. Don't you feel happy you could help?

Fark You.

Fark you right back... and your potato chip eatin' momma.
Have a happy!
 
2007-04-01 02:30:59 PM  
No, Lehk, you fail to see "nearly" as "ALL." I didn't write ALL, I wrote "nearly ALL." I know that there are crackpots in all walks of life, why don't you.
 
2007-04-01 02:33:48 PM  
If what they did is normal behavior for Muslims (and we're just insensitive about it), why doesn't this happen so often that we're bored of it? Or is that handful of imams the full population of Muslims we have in America, and this was the only time they have ever travelled?

They were clearly trying to incite something. Screw their lawsuits. Give 'em sex changes and send 'em back to the Middle East as women.
 
2007-04-01 02:46:19 PM  
A pinch of common sense all around, please. I know better than to even say the word 'bomb' in an airport - right now, the US is engaged in a war fueled by religious ferver and basically spurred on by an attack involving an airplane. So what makes these guys think that praying in a group before boarding a plane isn't suspicious? Yeah it's their right to but everyone else has the right to be safe; imagine if they HAD attacked - then we'd hear on the news again and again about the 'heroic' passengers who set off the alarm bells and were ignored.

Everything about this sucks.
 
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