Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Holy" Outrage

I found a great definition for "Crocodile Tears" at World Wide Words.

"To weep crocodile tears is to pretend a sorrow that one doesn’t in fact feel, to create a hypocritical show of emotion. The idea comes from the ancient belief that crocodiles weep while luring or devouring their prey."

What does this have to do with anything, you ask? Well, the term came to mind (as it often does) when I was reading of the latest muslim angst over the "flying imams."

Janet Levy at Front Page takes a close look at this case and finds that this was likely a staged event. That may sound cynical and "racist" to many sensitive people out there... but not so much if you actually use your brain and read the facts of the case.

[[ At the Minneapolis airport prior to the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 21, six imams who had been attending a conference of the North American Imams Federation were handcuffed and removed from U.S. Airways Flight 300 bound for Phoenix. The clerics were escorted off the plane at the request of the pilot after passengers expressed concern about the imams’ actions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul terminal and on the plane.

According to airport spokesman Paul Hogan, the imams gathered in the boarding gate area and were “praying loudly and spouting some kind of anti-U.S. rhetoric regarding the war in Iraq and Saddam Hussein.” Three of the imams had one-way tickets and no checked luggage.

After boarding the plane, the imams sat alone in different sections of the plane, reminiscent of 9-11 hijacker tactics. Once on board, all six men requested seatbelt extensions that they clearly did not need.

Look, to any rational person, these men were behaving in a way that was far outside the norm... and in a way that we have come to associate with a certain kind of person (i.e., a terrorist). That is the truth of the matter... and no amount of multi-cultural B.S. can change it.

Try this one:

[[ muslim spokesmen dubbed the response a police action and claimed the imams were singled out for religious and ethnic reasons as part of a pervasive “flying while Muslim” mindset. ICT (islamic Center of Tucson) imam Shahin ignored the loud, anti-U.S. rhetoric expressed by the imams and insisted they were simply praying. He criticized America, saying, “If up to now they don’t know about prayers, this is a real problem.” ]]

The Minneapolis Six Sabotage Airline Security

Here is probably the best breakdown of the whole thing that I've seen... from the Washington Times:

How The imams Terrorized An Airliner

Of course, as this washington post article shows, the enlightened "religious leaders" of the world are not happy with this situation. Oh, no... not happy at all.

[[ The religious leaders called for an end to racial profiling, saying it was unacceptable in the United States.

"These things are troubling to us," said Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.

Oh, it is "troubling" to you, is it, Mahdi? And you, Mr. imam Shahin... it is a real problem for you that we Americans "don't know about prayers"? Well, allow me to clear up this whole thing for you.

What is "troubling" to us is when muslim fanatics murder and destroy everyone and everything they possibly can. Prayers? Actually, we do know about prayers... and that is precisely the problem. We know only too well about your muslim "prayers," because we have seen and heard them many, many times. Like when the planes were about to be crashed into the buildings and the ground... and as your fellow muslims were hacking off the head of Nick Berg. Oh, yes... we have plenty of recent experience with those "prayers," and so you'll have to pardon our somewhat Pavlovian response to them... since murder and mayhem usually follow them directly.


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