Remember the ‘Flying Imams,’ the six whose terror-like activities terrorized passengers as U.S. Airways Flight 300, on November 20, 2006, prepared to take off? While they eventually dropped as defendants the ‘John Doe’ passengers who reported their alarming behaviors, WorldNetDaily reports:
The judge, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery, has issued a ruling in a lawsuit brought by the imams that dismissed most of the defense arguments raised by U.S. Airways, saying it was “dubious” that a “reasonable” person would have been suspicious of the imams because of their behavior.
It was Nov. 20, 2006, when the six dropped to their knees in an airport terminal and prayed loudly to Allah… “Then they separated and individually boarded the jet. They asked for seat belt extenders which were considered unnecessary by the airlines because of the size of the men. The imams also made anti-American comments about the war in Iraq. Several passengers, as well as the crew, became alarmed by what they felt was suspicious behavior of the imams. The airport police and Federal Air Marshal agreed the circumstances were suspicious enough to warrant asking the men to leave the airplane,” the group said. The imams refused and police escorted them off the plane, and they later filed a lawsuit against U.S. Airways and others.
Some of the six also attempted to change from assigned seats.
The Florida Family Association asked:
“How safe will you feel if the federal courts ultimately rule that airlines and passengers cannot question or respond to suspicious behavior of passengers board their jets?”
In addition, they suggest that you email Judge Montgomery.
Debra Burlingame added that:
“[I]t is nothing short of obscene that these six religious leaders (…) chose to turn that airport into a stage and that airplane into a prop in the service of their need for grievance theater.”