Oct 22 2009
Muslims sue and get payout from U.S. Airways for an obvious LEGAL JIHAD stunt.
The terrorist-supporters at CAIR are celebrating today.
The nation’s self-proclaimed foremost Muslim civil rights group that is really a terrorist front group, CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is celebrating what it calls a “victory for justice and civil rights” and an end to the fear of “flying while Muslim,” thanks to a legal settlement reached earlier today.
Most Americans remember the Nov. 20, 2006, spectacle of the half-dozen Muslim clerics who were kicked off a US Airways Minneapolis-to-Phoenix after engaging in behavior that alarmed both passengers and crew before takeoff. Many on board feared the imams – who prayed loudly in Arabic, refused to sit in their assigned seats, fanned out in the cabin in pairs to occupy the front, middle and rear exit rows, ordered seat-belt extenders they didn’t need, criticized the Iraq war and President Bush, talked about al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden and other disconcerting behaviors – were testing security procedures in a dry run for a future hijacking.
The imams, who insisted they were acting innocently, were booted off the plane, detained for several hours and questioned by airport police, the FBI and Secret Service, and prevented from booking a later flight on US Airways.
As a result, in a high-profile lawsuit championed by CAIR and argued by a CAIR-affiliated attorney, the “flying imams” brought suit against not only US Airways and the airport authority, but even the fearful passengers, or “John Does,” who had simply reported the suspicious activity.
Today, both sides announced that an out-of-court settlement involving payment to the imams had been reached, though the amount was undisclosed per mutual agreement.
“The settlement of this case is a clear victory for justice and civil rights over fear and the phenomenon of ‘flying while Muslim’ in the post-9/11 era,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We thank all those who supported the imams through the lengthy and difficult legal process.”
According to the judge, the imams had been subjected to “extreme fear and humiliation of being falsely identified as dangerous terrorists.”
“CAIR brags this is a ‘victory for civil rights.’ It’s not a victory for civil rights,” Sperry said today in response to the settlement. “It’s a victory for future hijackers. This settlement will have a chilling effect on law enforcement and security at our nation’s airports. Even pilots will now think twice about bouncing from flights any Arabs or Muslims acting suspiciously and threateningly.”
Outraged at the obvious chilling effect the case had on citizens who had been encouraged post-9/11 to be vigilant about security, Congress passed a law to protect citizens from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior to law enforcement. The passengers were subsequently dropped from the case.
But after (Leftie) Judge Ann Montgomery of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota ruled the “John Doe” law didn’t immunize law enforcement officers named in the “flying imam” lawsuit, the case went forward. STORY HERE
“The victims in the case are not the imams,” Sperry emphasized. “The victims are passengers who are now more vulnerable to terrorist attack – thanks to CAIR which according to documents revealed in ‘Muslim Mafia’ manipulated this whole case from the start,” he said.
The ringleader of the flying imams, Omar Shahin, was involved in an eerily similar disturbance aboard another airline several years earlier, as was CAIR. WND
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