Friday, December 01, 2006
On the heels of 6 imams being tossed a flight at Minneapolis' airport for allegedly mouthing anti-American statements and looking threatening, they are now demanding special prayer rooms for Muslims.
Now, imagine if Christians, or Jews, or Buddhists, demanded special "prayer rooms" at airports - the airport would say no, and the ACLU would sue if they said yes.
But if Muslims ask for this, they are to be commended.
When is this shit going to end? How much Islamic ass are we going to kiss?
Muslims Seek Prayer Room at Airport
meditation at the request of imams concerned about the removal of six Muslim clerics from a US Airways flight last week.
Steve Wareham, director of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, said other airports have "meditation rooms" used for prayers or by passengers who simply need quiet time.
A group of Somali clerics met with airport officials Friday and said they would attract less attention if they had a private area for prayer. Devout Muslims pray five times daily, facing the holy city of Mecca.
"When we pray, we don't want a problem. We don't want what happened last week," said Abdulrehman Hersi, an imam at Darul-Quba mosque in Minneapolis, referring to six clerics who were barred from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis after drawing the concern of some passengers.
Airports in Nashville, Tenn.; Columbus, Ohio; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., all advertise meditation rooms. Fort Lauderdale's is billed as "For travelers seeking a quiet time." All note they are nonsectarian.
Here is what these Muslims should get: NOTHING. And if the airport morons allow this, we need to find someone in Minneapolis who objects and sues - after all, the liberals decry the use of government facilities for religious uses. Here is where they can put up or shut up.