Imams on a plane

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - Rocco Cara Free­hold, New Jer­sey

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.

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