Thursday, November 30, 2006

Are Muslims being unfairly singled out?

Recently there have been incidents in which Muslim individuals have been singled out and detained for what seems to be acting out in public. Two examples in the news recently include a Muslim student found in the UCLA library who refused to show a required identification card to UCLA security. As a consequence of his refusal, he was tasered five times and arrested.

Another recent incident was the “Minneapolis Six,” who made a scene on a U.S. Airways flight bound for Phoenix. The event occurred Tuesday, November 21, just before the Thanksgiving weekend. FrontPageMagazine.com reported six imams, three of whom bought one-way tickets and did not check luggage, as “praying loudly and spouting some kind of anti-U.S. rhetoric regarding the war in Iraq and Saddam Hussein,” according to airport spokesman Paul Hogan.

The imams proceeded to sit in separate sections of the airplane. They all asked for seatbelt extensions, functioning with as what appeared to be behavioral similarities to the 9/11 hijackers. After being removed from the aircraft, they were questioned by the FBI, but no formal charges were made against them.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for an investigation of the event, claiming it was discriminatory action. In addition, the imams are instigating a boycott of the airlines.

Why would they act with such shady behavior if they didn’t want to be singled out? What were the motivations behind their actions? Why would anyone act with this way in an airport post 9/11 if they didn’t want to get caught and leave a message?

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