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One article I read had an Imam inferring that
we just all needed to be made more aware of Islamic customs. Well, perhaps that would have helped in this situation but I cannot see the practicality of doing so or understand why one culture needs the rest to give them special attention. We hear of terrorist shouting praises to allah just before their violent acts. Seeing these men suddenly up and praying might evoke a natural, albeit ignorant, response. Get over it and learn to forgive, Imams.
they need to relize
what there radical friends have shown there peacefull tendencys
Don't know about "ignorant".....
Re: "Seeing these men suddenly up and praying might evoke a natural, albeit ignorant, response....."
If "they" don't desire attention, they shouldn't "draw" it.
How could a prayer
in our globalized and informated world draw attention to something as simple as a prayer?
i heard on the news that muslums can do a prayer with out the rug when travleing.
if true seems to me they wanted trouble.
and the last time i checked the planes that took down the towers was taken over not by boy scouts, but by"radical" muslums
seems to me there unrest is justified
Ignorance isn't really a negative term
It just means lacking specific knowledge. We are all ignorant about many things....one of which is Muslim culture...though we are getting lessons daily. The piece I heard suggested one of the Imams blamed ignorance for the incident and that such should not happen. This would mean the passengers should all be aware of what was taking place and that it was no threat. Ok, so we have some ignorance of their culture. But, at the same time, I would say they are showing ignorance of what we have seen to be true...that terrorists often hide their intentions in their religious practices. They, I would say, have no excuse to not understand the reaction of the passengers.
Cause and effect......
I, for one, certainly don't call the "reaction" in this case ignorant and needy of education. Particularly when the current thrust of "education" is to be alert and report suspicious persons and activity. Such suspicion left to the imagination of the individual.
Better safe than sorry. I doubt it beyond imagination for a group of radical islamists to pose as imams and repeat 9/11/01. How do we know this incident, "prayer time" and all, wasn't a "dry run" to "test the system" ?
They aren't the only ones
unless they were magic carpets
Well, unless you hit turbulence, your flying carpet won't
lose your luggage. Or should we make that a flying carpet bag?
Let them sue.
Airlines can refuse boarding to passengers who have over imbibed, whose health can be at risk to fly, and who are too boisterous. They can remove those about which other passengers complain for cause, those who refuse to shut off their cell phones, and refuse to follow the instructions of the crew. Sometimes the staff can make the decisions, and at other times it is the call of the Captain. Now some are requiring obese passengers to buy 2 seats.
The whole point is that all of the passengers in the cabin must be considered. That's why flights are now non-smoking.
No doubt thousands of Muslims fly every day. Those men in the article called attention to themselves, and I suspect they did so on purpose to make a point or to test the waters.
"Airline" on A&E provides a good education re: what airlines go through.
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Sounds good to me
The title, that is.
Maybe then, all these long lines and extra security measures could be scaled down.
Maybe we don't have to worry about another 9/11 type incident.
and I call for philip morris**
prior to 9/11 the other passengers probably would have giggled and finger-pointed at these 'foreigners'. fear and suspicion are our co-pilot now.
I believe we have all prayed without the rituals while in flight. call it 'white knuckle conversions' or checking in before possibly checking out.
I agree that this boycott could speed up boarding. I agree that they should adapt the customs of the usa. do not avoid alcohol, have a glass of courage.
I have not been on an airplane in 10-12 years. I walk, bike, drive, train, boat to avoid the claustrophobia of a flying boxcar. I do fit the control freak profile.
so I suggest the next time this type of incident occurs: all passengers rise, hold hands and sing: 'god bless america'.
** before tv was cleansed of one 'vice' and plagued with others
"CALL FOR PHILIP MORRIS"
and when its been
shown every terrist has been a muslum(not saying all muslums are terrists but all terriosts been muslums, while ther laughing and jokeing bout there praying teck,. may find there way into a building
but what I said was: