The Air Carrier Security Committee of the Air Line Pilots Association investigated the case of the six imams who were kicked off of a US Airways flight a couple of weeks ago after other passengers became nervous about having them on board. I’m sure you’ll be as relieved as I was to learn that they’ve concluded that there was no discrimination involved:
“The decisions made by all the parties were made as a result of the behavior of the passengers and not as a result of their ethnicity,” the report concluded.
The suspicious behavior cited in the report included “changing seats, stating anti-war, anti U.S.-Iraq involvement, negative comments concerning the president of the United States.”
Good news, everyone! The imams’ treatment had nothing to do with religion or ethnicity! Anyone could get kicked off a plane for suspicious behavior like criticizing the war!