In the last few days, there have been two incidents on flights. In one incident, the story has been very clear in the media about what happened. In the other, not surprisingly, details have been sparse.
On May 6th, the pilot on an Atlantic Southeast Airlines plane, operating as a commuter for Delta, refused to take off with two Muslim Imams on the plane. The plane had departed the gate and then returned, as the pilot did not want the two on board his plane.
On May 9th, on an American Airlines flight, a Yemeni, Rageh Almursi charged the cockpit door, screaming “Allah Akbar.” Passengers and crew immediately fought back, subduing him until the plane could land.
Of course, there are two different media spins on the two different events.
For the Atlantic Southeast flight, the pilot is being spun as an insensitive bigot. The pro terrorist Council for American Islam Relations weighed in. The two Imams have gotten a lawyer and intend to file suit and seek monetary damages, as well as they said, “sensitivity training” for the pilot who refused to fly with them on his flight.
The American Airlines incident is stunning in contrast. American media have gone out of their way to avoid making the obvious conclusion. Politically correct Fox News said, “Authorities do not yet have a motive.” They then said a woman who speaks Arabic translated what is said as “God is great.” We all know what that is. It is Allah Akbar, which is what the jihadists shout before the murder people. It is the last words recorded from the cockpits of the jets on 9/11.
The motive is so simple a three year old could figure it out.
There are a lot of questions to be asked. Let’s start with, why was this Yemeni on an American flight? Yemen is a hot bed of jihadism. Last year, packages were mailed from Yemen with bombs in them to try and destroy airplanes. Yemen is believed to the hide out of Anwar Al Awaki, who, with the death of Bin Laden maybe the world’s most dangerous terrorist.
Perhaps the other question to be asked is why isn’t the pilot of the Atlantic Southeast flight being given a commendation?
The two Imams kicked off the flight might be the nicest guys in the world. They could be jihadist sympathizers. Who knows? Not every Muslim is evil, but guess what, when you are a member of a group that is not only evil, but one that has a sizable population that thinks killing infidels, particularly American infidels is a grand idea, you are not going to be treated like the citizen of the year.
Few Americans are going to have much sympathy for you. If you want our sympathy, clean up your religion or leave it. When your religion preaches and practices death to those who disagree with it, don’t expect America to bend over backwards for you. When your religion teaches that liberty and freedom should be overthrown so your theocracy can be established, whether we want it or not, don’t expect us to have much sympathy.
As we come up on the anniversary of 9/11, do not expect Americans to be too tolerant of you as you fly. We remember a lot of Americans who died ten years ago at the hands of your coreligionists.
We have not forgiven, nor will we ever forget.
Media didn't tell you the full story. If they did, claims that they (media) influenced judicial decision in a trial would lose the pilots' case. Such is the dilemma of uncountlable laws on the books....the loopholes multiply with each new one.
Only morality, common sense and self-respect with respect of others will cure what ails America! C'mon! We know right from wrong....we make laws to form excuses, which on final judgement will not stand in the face of truth. What is so difficult to grasp about this?