The reason for the MN6 imams’ stunt becomes clearer. We can expect more of this because
Norm Mineta insisted airport security pay equal attention to pale 84 year old females in wheelchairs and swarthy 22 year old males carrying Korans.

Powerline notes:

CAIR Solicits Hajj Complaints

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has issued a call for complaints of discrimination on the part of airlines by Muslims who travel to Mecca this year:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the “airport profiling” of six imams removed from a recent flight, yesterday said Muslims traveling this month to the holy site in Saudi Arabia need to be aware of their rights.

“Given the increase in the number of complaints CAIR has received alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, we believe it is important that all those taking part in this year’s hajj be aware of their legal and civil rights,” said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR spokesman.

The group has established a toll-free hot line (800/784-7526) for victims of “flying while Muslim,” as Muslims have begun departing for the weeklong hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation to visit the holy city of Mecca, which this year begins Dec. 29.

More evidence that the case of the Six Traveling Imams was a set-up by the imams to set the stage for this kind of effort.

“Ibrahim Hooper,” by the way, is the former Doug Hooper of Duluth, Minnesota.*

As far as I can tell, CAIR is misoverestimating the election results. Americans who fly are NOT going to put up with the sort of behavior that got the MN6 ejected, no matter what pressure is brought to bear on the Feds or the airlines. Any Captain who does should lose his job.

I recommend that all US airlines show United 93 as the only in-flight move until the Hajj is over, and that they immediately post rules prohibiting any religious display in any form for all passengers. This ought to get the ACLU onside. If someone doesn’t like it they can fly Saudi Arabian Airlines to Mecca – where only Muslims are allowed to disembark.

*And, as I asked yesterday, what is it about Minnesota?