Imams on a plane
The story about the flying imams seems to be fading away but it should not. In this country that was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, we have certain unspoken rules and guidelines on how to behave in public as well as formal laws. It is not illegal to pray out loud on a plane, but we just have never done that. You do not see five Roman Catholics stand up on a plane and recite “The Lord’s Prayer.”
We have lived a certain way for a very long time without any problems, and I hope we all agree that not much needs changing, especially in the name of a twisted sense of political correctness.
Now some Islamic groups want special areas in airports to pray. How about no. Why not have a praying section in Burger King? Burger King could have a special section for Muslim prayer but also an area for secular burger eating away from any religious activity. My friends, we need to all see what is happening to our country and join together to stop it. I am proud of the passengers, flight crew and pilot of that United plane for their courage. This is a very dangerous world we live in, and considering what 19 Muslim men did on 9/11, please forgive us for being a little bit jumpy.
I do all of my praying at home. I do not bad mouth America, Bush or the war in Iraq when I pray. I do not need seatbelt extenders or any special treatment of any kind. This is the way it has always been here in America, and this is the way it should continue to be.