Innocent Islamic terrorists who tried to attend a national conference about countering the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry Â got Â promptly booted off the plane.
Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul … came face-to-face with the discrimination they hoped to learn how to diminish,Â “It was really a humiliation,” said Rahman, an adjunct instructor of Arabic at the University of Memphis.
What a coincidence: they were on their way to a conference on “Islamophobia” and they got pulled off a flight just for being Muslim! Imagine! And this is such palpable hooey: I fly several times a month, sometimes several times a week, and innumerable times have flown on planes with Muslims in traditional dress. No one gets pulled off a flight solely for being dressed as a Muslim, whatever may be the hysterical charges of the Muslim victimhood industry. “Muslim Men to Sue Airlines After Allegedly Being Kicked Off Flight,” from theÂ Associated Press, December 19 via JW.
Muslim student or student of Islam?
A “terrorist document.” The mind reels. What could that be? A document detailing a jihad plot? Or a document inciting to terrorism? Was he perhaps carrying a holy book that exhorts believers to hate, subjugate and kill the infidel — you know,Â like the Bhagavad Gita?
“Foreign student, 22, arrested at Brimingham Airport on suspicion of ‘carrying terrorist document,'” by Damien Gayle for theÂ Daily Mail,
How about flying Air Infidel?
Â Â Infidels; when will you stop investigating Muslims for jihad terror activity?
Here is Hamas-linked CAIR’s “2012 Election Candidate Questionnaire” (thanks toPamela Geller). Surprise of surprises: the answers it tries to elicit from the candidates all tend toward weakening our defense against the global jihad and Islamic supremacism. What an amazing coincidence!
Note also that CAIR is printing voter guides. They are rolling in cash (and who is looking into where that money is coming from?) — imagine the work that freedom fighters could accomplish if we had even a tenth of their resources.
(Note: Full answers will be published on the organization’s website. The first 200 words of each answer will appear in print voter guides.)1) Racial and Religious Profiling/Homeland Security: A number of law enforcement agencies use race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion to identify and target individuals for heightened security attention even where there is no indication of wrongdoing. Do you feel relying on these types of characteristics is an effective tactic for protecting America? If not, then what methods do you endorse?
In other words, do not scrutinize young Muslim males any more than octogenarian Iowa grandmothers in wheelchairs, on pain of charges of “Islamophobia.”
2) Transportation Security (No Fly List): Many Americans report being subject to additional screening when traveling by air or through U.S. borders as a result being incorrectly placed on one of several government watch lists. Would you provide an effective, expeditious means through which persons placed on a government watch list could have themselves removed?
Note that Hamas-linked CAIR is not asking what candidates might propose to make air passengers safer, and to improve TSA screening procedures. Instead, they’re asking about how people can stop being regarded as an object of suspicion. I myself was on a government watch list for years and put up with the nuisance of it because I shared the TSA’s commitment to preventing a jihad terror attack, even if I disagreed with their methods. Hamas-linked CAIR, on the other hand, seems to have a different agenda. They want to prevent Muslims from being subject to additional screening or border checks. And what about jihadists who might slip through as a result? Hamas-linked CAIR has nothing to say about them?
3) Immigration Reform: Do you favor an immigration reform package that includes a path to legalization, an increase in family visas, and restrictions on the lengths of detentions? If not, what would you do differently?
How about this: do you favor an immigration reform package that will make even the smallest attempt to determine the level of Muslim immigrants’ adherence to the jihad doctrine?
4) International 1 (Afghanistan): What is your plan for bringing our troops home from Afghanistan without sacrificing American prestige and regional stability?
The mission is unclear in Afghanistan, and it’s a Sharia state anyway according to the Constitution we underwrote there. How is regional stability being enhanced by our being there now — to say nothing of American prestige?
5) International 2 (Arab Spring): Popular protests and upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa have toppled authoritarian regimes and provided new hope that democracy will emerge in the region. How will your administration support this ongoing process of regional democratization?
In other words, how much money will you come across with for the new pro-Sharia Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic supremacist regimes?
6) Healthcare (Insurance Coverage): What is your solution to the twin problems of rising healthcare costs and large numbers of uninsured people?
Why is an Islamic advocacy group asking this question?
7) Government Benefits (Social Security and Medicare): How would you oversee the administration of the nation’s Medicare and Social Security benefits?
Same question as #6. Is this just to solidify their alliance with Leftists?
8) Education: In December 2010, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) released a report that lists our nation’s high school students 25th among industrial world nations in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading, while China’s Shanghai topped the charts. What is your plan for effectively educating our children and keeping our workforce internationally competitive?
9) Economic Empowerment 1 (National Debt): The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s in August 2011, and the national debt stands at $14.71 trillion. Many candidates have stated that they will eliminate the national debt and restore America’s credit rating without cutting government services to the neediest. How will you solve the debt crisis?
10) Economic Empowerment 2 (Revitalizing Economy): The current economic downturn, lack of trust in the financial market, and high unemployment rate has left far too many Americans struggling. What is your plan for the revitalizing the economy and reducing poverty in the United States?
How about cutting aid to Pakistan and bringing that money home, for starters?
11) Civil Liberties (Protecting Civil Liberties): Following the February 2011 reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT ACT, and revelations about the FBI and NYPD-CIA respectively carrying out domestic spying programs, civil liberties groups and Members of Congress continue to raise concerns over government intrusiveness into private life and the post 9/11 erosion of civil liberties. What measures will you implement to ensure the protection of the civil liberties enjoyed by Americans?
In other words, when will you stop investigating Muslims for jihad terror activity?