Not Getting Away With It This Time

WaTi's front page again this morning gives the lie to the claim of the 6 imams that they were merely praying when they were kicked off a flight in Minneapolis. Yesterday they gave us a fuller picture of the men's behavior. Today they report the Air Marshals Decry Imams' Charges.
Rabiah Ahmed, spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR), said Muslims "have to walk around on eggshells in public just because we don't want to be misconstrued as suspicious.

Here's what "walking on eggshells" consists in:
The passengers and flight crew said the imams prayed loudly before boarding; switched seating assignments to a configuration used by terrorists in previous incidents; asked for seat-belt extensions, which could be used as weapons; and shouted hostile slogans about al Qaeda and the war in Iraq.
Flight attendants said three of the six men, who did not appear to be overweight, asked for the seat-belt extensions, which include heavy metal buckles, and then threw them to the floor under their seats.

The Marshals are concerned about plane safety if CAIR gets away with this:
Robert MacLean, a former federal air marshal, expressed the fear yesterday that the situation "will make crews and passengers in the future second-guess reporting these events, thus compromising the aircraft's security out of fear of being labeled a dogmatist or a bigot, or being sued."