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Six Imams Kicked off US Air Flight

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Sishir Chang, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Master Baiter

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    I don't think it has anything to do with the airport because if someone or a group of people report activity that causes them alarm, the airport has to investigate. It has to do with the other passengers that were uncomfortable. These people need to be more tolerant and not freak out about a Muslim being Muslim. Everyone has to give in a little which is exactly what I said.

    It is as if common sense doesn't exist anymore. If you do something that you know is going to make someone uncomfortable, respect that. If someone is doing something that is making you uncomfortable, chill out.
     
  2. Sishir Chang

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    I'm steering a middle course on this that the imams, and everyone, need to be conscious and careful of their actions in an airport and on a plane including considering the perceptions of others. On the other hand passengers, flight crews and airport security should be more knowledgeable and tolerant of divergent beliefs and practices. Someone praying or saying Allah isn't a warning sign in and of itself. Someone fidgetting strangely, sweating profusely or acting in someother strange nervous manner would be a cause to worry. On top of that the 9/11 hijackers showed no outward signs of being muslims. They dressed in western fashion shaved, didn't pray or really say much of anything until the hijacking had actually begun. If there was another Al Qaeda hijacking its unlikely the hijackers would dress in turbans and Keffiyahs and chant "Allah Akbar!" in the terminal or while the plan was on the tarmac.
     
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    Karma has a way of turning around. Just watch, some pro bushie christian fundamentalist is going to blow something up. Then all the far right people in the country are going to get profiled.
     
  4. jo mama

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    good point - if someone is trying to hijack a plane they are not going to do anything to draw attention to themselves. if anything, i would be reassured by seeing a bunch of "men of the cloth" praying - a little extra insurance never hurts.
     
  5. Sishir Chang

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    THere have been Christian terrorists and even Roman Catholic terrorists, for instance the IRA.
     
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    Hoping for something like this to happen just because you hate bush is sick.
     
  7. Master Baiter

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    Where did he say that he hoped it would happen?
     
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    he didn't. either deepblue doesn't know what karma is or he is just picking a fight.
     
  9. CometsWin

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    After reading the article, the biggest concern I would have had wouldn't be the praying or their dress necessarily but the additional aspect of having their seats divided throughout the plane. If I recall, the 9/11 hijackers did the same thing to get control of the plane quickly.
     
  10. deepblue

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    He said "some pro bushie christian fundamentalist is going to blow something up."
     
  11. Master Baiter

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    You are totally grasping at straws.
     
  12. deepblue

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    And by karma, I assume he meant those passengers who were uncomfortable about the Imams were "pro bushie christian". I am still trying to figure out how 1) Bush, 2) Christian is related to this story, or maybe he is doing the standard "when anything goes wrong, blame it on Bush" routine.
     
  13. deepblue

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    Then please tell me how "pro bushie christian" is related to this story?
     
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    I think he really does not know what is karma.
     
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    yeah, i'm getting that. i just thought i'd bow out in deference to his ignorance.
     
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    I actually know what is karma, I was pointing out the obvious pot shot he was taking at Bush and Christians while the story is no way related.
     
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    Well I blame Bush for Kirk Snyder breaking his hand. ;)
     
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