August 4, 2007
August 4, 2007 - Perhaps you remember the case involving the "Flying Imams" last November, when a group of six Muslim imams, having just boarded US Airways Flight 300 scheduled to depart from Minneapolis en route to Phoenix, were removed from the flight after several passengers and crew noticed them behaving very erratically and, subsequently, reported it to airline officials. Perhaps you will also remember that it was the CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) that spearheaded the lawsuit that followed in which the six imams sued the passengers who initially reported them. Not surprising in the least, this case grew legs quickly and found itself on Capitol Hill in the form of the "John Doe Bill", where it was ultimately upheld, thanks to House Republicans.
Had the Democrats had their way, air passengers who, in good faith, report suspicious activity would not be protected from civil lawsuits, such as the one spearheaded by CAIR on behalf of the "flying imams". The executive director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, led the charge in that case, and he's back in the headlines, again.
WorldNetDaily recently uncovered evidence showing Awad as an active participant in a three-day summit of members of the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas. Furthermore, allegations have surfaced claiming that CAIR founder, Omar Ahmad, told a group of Muslims, "they are in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam's rule over the country."
Posted by Mikael at Saturday, August 04, 2007