It was an American airline’s flight from San Diego. Officials say a woman passenger complained to the crew that several men were speaking Arabic and she wanted off the plane. It was late at night. The plane returned to the gate and the men were questioned. Everything was okay but it was now past San Diego’s takeoff curfew, so everyone had to wait until yesterday afternoon to fly to Chicago.
WBBM 780 Radio:Men Removed from Flight for Speaking Arabic
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab discusses the removal of six Iraqi-American men from an American Airlines flight from San Diego, California to Chicago, Illinois. The men had received certificates for a completed training mission for the U.S. Marines. Rehab says that “the larger concern is that suspicion is no longer based on what you do, but on a person’s language and race.”
Delays in the citizenship process caused a spike in civil rights complaints by Muslims in Illinois last year, a civil liberties group reported Tuesday.
Its amazing how people are willing to support leaders willing to trample over the basic rights of life and liberty this country was founded on. Racial profiling would not only be ineffective in eliminating crime, but will also further alienate the 7 million and growing population of Muslims in this country. When Pat Robertson said to kill Hugo Chavez, we didn’tgo out and say lets racially profile all evangelical Christians. No, we denounced the man responsible for those comments.
In his letter “Hanania’s way would spell end of freedom,” (Aug. 13) Al Andreoni claims that Ray Hanania calls for the “appeasement and pacification” of the American people when dealing with terrorists. But what Hanania actually wants is an end to the senseless and inhuman characterization of Muslims, the same characterization that Andreoni displays in his letter.
Stanley Crouch seems to think every Muslim in the world fits this description: uneducated, elitist, sexist, anti-modern, immature and angry (“Backward thinking, democracy can’t coexist,” Aug. 12).
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