Saturday, November 25, 2006

People are hopping on the Muslim prayer bandwagon.

Culture: I said earlier with the Muslim prayer incident at MIP and with Keith Ellison jumping on the incident to score political points that it struck me as a media stunt. Now the NAACP and other groups are moving to take advantage.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- On Monday, November 27th, 8:15 AM, at the US Airways ticket counter located in the Reagan National Airport, Imam Omar Shahin, one of the six Imams removed from US Airways flight 300, will join Imam Mahdi Bray, executive director of the MAS Freedom Foundation, Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center of Philadelphia, Rev Graylan Hagler of the United Church of Christ, Hillary Shelton, director of the NAACP-Washington National Office, and other interfaith members for a press statement, public prayer, and flight departure on US Airways.
Already had a mini protest at Seattle airport that is a mockery.
Six Seattle-area Muslims gathered in prayer Friday in front of a US Airways ticket counter at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to protest the removal of six imams from a flight in Minneapolis earlier this week. The prayer lasted eight minutes without incident. "We are asserting the right of Muslims to be free of fear, free of apprehension, to take an equal seat at the table," said Jafar Siddiqui, a member of American Muslims of Puget Sound. Afterward, airport patron Frank Meyers, of San Jose, Calif., accused airport terminal managers of being "politically correct" by allowing the prayer service to block a public elevator. "We're in a war, sir," he told an airport terminal manager. "We're in a war against terrorism. Do you have any concept of that?"
No self-respecting Muslim would make a mockery of prayer by doing this and if true blocking an elevator. That is not freedom of religion, that is being a public nuisance and they should have been escorted out.

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