Prejudice against Muslims?

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Prejudice against Muslims?

Post by WhatsUp » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:41 pm

Muslim leaders expressed outrage on Tuesday after six imams were removed from a commercial airline flight in Minnesota for what they said was nothing more than trying to say evening prayers.

"They were treated like terrorists ... humiliated," said Abu Hannoud, civil rights director for the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who said the men were taken off the US Airways flight in handcuffs.

"We are concerned that crew members, passengers and security personnel may have succumbed to fear and prejudice based on stereotyping of Muslims and Islam," added Nihad Awad, executive director of the council, in a statement from the group's Washington headquarters. More at: Muslims Outraged
Are you scared when seeing someone on the street with a beard and a turban? It sure sounds like the airline crews and passengers are very sensitive, almost oversensitive, these days.

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