Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Wing and a Prayer

Six imams returning from a Minneapolis conference of the North American Imams Federation were chucked off a US Airways flight yesterday. Their crime? Praying.
A passenger raised concerns about the imams—three of whom said their normal evening prayers in the airport terminal before boarding the Phoenix-bound plane, according to one—through a note passed to a flight attendant...
US Airways refused to put the men on another flight. They were not arrested and no evidence of any wrongdoing has been produced. Basically, the airline caved in to the ignorance and bigotry of its passengers. It's a great day for America.

So, for the record, prayer is good for the public schools and Congress. Just not the airport. Please disregard the fact that many airports have chapels specifically so that travelers can pray before boarding their flights. Those are for the decent Christian prayers of real Americans, thank you very much.
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