Yesterday, two Muslim men were removed from a flight originating in Memphis. Flight 5452 was a commuter flight heading to Charlotte. These two men boarded the flight in full Islamic clerical garb.
Passengers felt uncomfortable with those two on board and the pilot returned to the gate, the men were removed and subjected to more screening.
What happened next?
What do you think happened next?
The men told the passengers, crew and security that they understood the concern people had following the death of Bin Laden and they were sorry their fellow Muslim had killed thousands of Americans on 9/11. That is what should have happened.
Instead, they immediately raised a stink about it, calling the terrorist supporting Council for American Islamic Relations.
One of the men, Masoud Rahman, said "its racism and bias because of our religion and appearance and because of misinformation about our religion. If they understood Islam, they wouldn't do this."
Actually, Americans understand Islam quite well. We remember 9/11. We remember 7/7 in London. We remember the attacks in Madrid. We remember the beheadings and the honor killings.
Yes, we Americans understand Islam very well.
Prior to 9/11, there was at least one dry run that was done. That one was detected and the Islamists were kicked off the plane. CAIR sued over that one and it ended badly.
In 2006, six “Imams” were removed from a US Airways flight for acting suspiciously. In what many think was a preplanned strategy, CAIR sued the airline over this as well as the American passengers who complained about the flying Imams.
Islam and its politically correct allies have been trying to suppress our natural instincts since 9/11. As human beings we have a remarkable ability to sense something is wrong, even if we cannot put our finger on exactly what it is. We call that our gut feeling. Behavior experts tell us that our gut feeling is almost always right. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
Of course, this is just what the Islamists and the liberal PC police want to suppress. This is why we go through the theater of the absurd at airports and if DHS has its way, in a lot more places. This is why six-year-old girls get fondled at airports while Islamists just breeze through security. After all, in our PC world, we have to consider a six year old girl or a ninety year old man using a wheel chair and on oxygen as much of a threat as a young Muslim man acting suspiciously.
We are constantly told we have to be “sensitive” to the feelings of Muslims. When are they going to start being sensitive to the feelings of Americans? Americans remember 9/11. We remember the beheadings. We also remember groups like CAIR, who are not in the least concerned that Americans are worried or might even be killed in a Muslim terrorist action.
One of the Muslim men, Masoud Rahman said, “It is ridiculous. It does not happen in any country, and this is a civilized society.”
Yes, this does happen in other countries. We are a civilized society. We have also been victimized by terrorism and we are not going to let that happen again.
This is what I remember most:
My old buddy Eddie, who had been a policeman in NYC, was at the world trade center that morning. He was there to go to his life insurance agent's office. Outside, he saw a fire truck and stopped to talk to some guys he knew. He waved at one fireman who was working with a hose. Suddenly something fell on his buddy in the distance and he almost started to run to help him up, until he realized it was a body that had fallen on him. He looked up and suddenly realized the building was starting to come down. He turned and ran "....As fast as I had ever run in my entire life." Some city blocks later, he fell down and grabbed the wheel of a car, as he was throwing up from the sprinting he hadn't done in years. He quickly realized what had just happened and he ran straight back into the dust and concrete air. He added, "I left my BUDDY back there...."
For the next two weeks he searched through the smoldering rubble with a 5 gallon bucket, and he said he kept thinking (at least for the first few days) that there HAD to be somebody alive in that pile. But he never found anyone; only body parts. Eventually, his wife found him and insisted on taking him home. He kept telling the nurse he was fine and kept taking short naps. He admitted that every time he closed his eyes, he could not tell if he was dreaming and asleep, or seeing the same horrifying scenes in his mind, over and over again. He concluded it didn't matter, he just had to get back out there and FIND somebody alive. The City of NY gave him tiny badges of honor which he carries in his wallet, with a lot of pride.......for helping out.