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Okay, so six imams walk onto a plane…

I got the initial story here and didn’t make much of it, but Ann Coulter reveals more details, including:

  • Witnesses said the imams stood to do their evening prayers in the terminal before boarding, chanting “Allah, Allah, Allah…”
  • Witnesses also said that the imams were talking about Saddam Hussein, and denouncing America and the war in Iraq.
  • After boarding, the imams did not sit together and some asked for seat belt extensions, although none were morbidly obese.
  • Three of the men had one-way tickets and no checked baggage.

Now, the imams are calling on Muslims to boycott US Airways for having them removed from the flight.  I can’t put it any better than Miss Coulter does:

If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

Also, Scrappleface weighs in:

Airlines Offer Muslim Prayer Sections on All Flights

by Scott Ott

(2006-11-21) — In the wake of a civil rights crisis sparked when culturally-insensitive passengers on a U.S. Airways flight Monday became alarmed at the sight of six praying Muslim Imams, a consortium of major airlines has agreed to set aside Muslim prayer sections on all domestic and international flights.

“From now on, we devote our former first class sections to the use of our faithful, peaceful Muslim customers,” said an unnamed airline industry spokesman. “Most of the time, when a group of Muslim men suddenly stands up on an airplane chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’, they’re simply praying. Although the memories of 9/11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, if we’re going to heal those wounds, we need to move beyond religious intolerance.”

Flight attendants will alter their safety instructions to inform passengers that “seat cushions can be used as prayer mats,” and pilots will make every effort to point planes toward Mecca five times each day.

The industry source added, “We ask our devoted Muslim customers only to remember that all domestic flights are non-smoking, and we’d like to keep them that way.”

All I can say is, if the imams persuade Muslims to boycott US Airways, I’m buying their stock.

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