Is America's Majority 's Being Hijacked by the Bliefs of the Minorities?

I’m sure most readers will recall the incident where passengers on a US Airways plane identified 6 Muslim imams as exhibiting “suspicious behavior” causing the airlines to hold the imams for questioning upon their arrival in Minneapolis, Minnesota last November. See story here.

Due to this incident the Muslim imams filed a lawsuit against US Airways and “John Does” passengers in which among other issues they demanded the passengers who had reported them be identified.

The Democrats have been hyping the incident and the lawsuit as evidence of American Muslims accusations of Islamophobia.

Thursday Republican Representative Peter T. King, (New York) ranking Republican member on the House Homeland Security Committee offered the motion that all Americans including airline passengers must be protected against lawsuits if they are to be encouraged to report suspicious behavior and possibly prevent a terrorists attack such as the one on the World Trade Centers September 11, 2001.

One would think this was a no-brainer, but surprisingly there was heated debate and several calls for order before the a procedural vote was taken requiring the Democrat’s Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007 be sent back to committee with instructions to add the protective language. The vote passed 304 to 121. One wonders what the 121 were thinking!

Muslim Americans have been using our laws to gain concessions for their cultural and religious beliefs and restrictions. Here in North Carolina there have been two incidents : 1) a female Muslim demanded that she be allowed to cover her face for the picture on her driver’s license. She lost that case. However the irony in the whole affair is that in her native country she would be prohibited from driving let alone having a driver’s license face covered or not!

2) We had the case where a Muslim American wanted to use the Koran upon which to swear his oath in a court of law. His argument was that swearing on the Christian Bible was meaningless to him since he did not believe the Bible was the word of God. That case was laid to rest when it was wisely conceded that the person should be allowed to swear to tell the truth on any book that represented the word of God to him/her.

In another case: a Muslim woman is suing Judge Paul Paruk who in a Detroit Small Claims Court District 31 dismissed her case because she insisted on testifying in her own behalf while wearing what she called a “veil”, but which was in fact a full body covering called a niqub. A niqab is just one step away from the infamous burqa which obscures the eyes as well.

Her suit claims that her religious rights were violated. While the Koran does not specifically require that women wear a covering over their face, many do as a sign of piety and modesty.

In the meantime the Detroit News didn’t seem to have a clue from their headlines which read, “Muslim sues judge who barred veil” “Woman claims her religious rights were violated when asked to remove head scarf.” Paul Egan / The Detroit News March 29, 2007. "Veil"? "Headscarf"?

The hearing in this case is set for April 18 where the woman’s lawyer is asking another judge to order a stay in the case and to require that Judge Paul Paruk recluse himself from the hearing. Let us all hope the second Judge is as wise as the first.

Interestingly, this story was also aired on the blog site “Little Green Footballs” where there were at my last count 213 comments most in favor of allowing the lady, if there was indeed a lady under the “veil”? to remove herself to a country where she would be not be permitted by law to testify in any court let alone bring a suit against someone.

It has been said that the Muslims claim that if they can not defeat us from without then they will do so from within. They are using our laws against us. Or, perhaps I should be more hopeful and say they are TRYING to use our laws against us.

I am not hopeful however when we the majority of Americans have had our lives and our beliefs and our desires denied because of a handful of people who disagree with us. Atheists and other individuals have had prayer removed from our schools, the ten commandments upon which our laws are based removed from our court house steps and schools, nativity scenes removed from public parks, and the list goes on. Some say our bill of rights was written to protect the minority from the majority. What then will protect the majority from the minority?

Will we never learn?

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Why?

I was having a pretty good day and then I have to read this bunch of bull.

Atheists and other individuals have had prayer removed from our schools, the ten commandments upon which our laws are based removed from our court house steps and schools, nativity scenes removed from public parks, and the list goes on.

You've lost it, BB. This is one seriously whacked out entry.

Thanks, I've been hoping for an opportunity to post this.

Troll Dust

This dry rub is loaded up with lots of ground chilies giving it both heat and a very unique flavor.

INGREDIENTS:
2 dried Ancho peppers, seeds removed
8 smoked Habaneros include seeds for the brave
8 Chipotle seeds optional
4 sun dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon savory

PREPARATION:
Place everything in blender or grinder and turn into dust.

Is America's Grammar 's Being Hijacked by Blips of Moronities?

Tajine de troll:

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spu-yew.


One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I Thought This Post Was Going to Be

about the minority of right wingers who hijacked the Republican Party.

Just goes to show ya, headlines can be deceiving.

But this part is worthy of thought:
"Thursday Republican Representative Peter T. King, (New York) ranking Republican member on the House Homeland Security Committee offered the motion that all Americans including airline passengers must be protected against lawsuits if they are to be encouraged to report suspicious behavior."
YMMV

I hesitate to add another comment here,

because I don't want to encourage the OP's xenophobic, bigoted, and anti-democratic posts, but this is what the Minneapolis paper quotes the Imams' lawyer as saying about the lawsuit:

The imams' Manhattan attorney, Omar Mohammedi, said the suit "is directed at the airlines and the airport, not passengers."If someone has a legitimate security concern, we're not going after that person," he said. "Or if someone saw them praying and reported that out of ignorant fear, we aren't going to target that.

"But if someone lied and made a false report with the intention to discriminate, such as in saying the imams made anti-American comments and talked about Iraq when in fact nothing like that ever happened, we have the right to challenge that," Mohammedi said.

Here's the Minneapolis Star Tribune's original story about the incident.

sigh

Some say our bill of rights was written to protect the minority from the majority. What then will protect the majority from the minority?

Personally, I don't think the majority needs protecting. Seems like the bully pulpit is alive and well and doing fine.

Will we never learn?

That remains to be seen.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

LOL LOL I just HAD to post

LOL LOL I just HAD to post this here to see the comments.
It seems from the blogs I have read that you need me to from time to time give you something to disagree with. So just for that reason I will continue here. Actually I feel that many of you have become blog friends.

And now truly, do you really believe it reasonable for the Muslim lady to get her drivers license with her face totally copvered? Why do we have pictures on driver's licenses except for to identify the driver as being licensed to drive a vehicle?

And in small claims court if you were being sued would you not wish to see your accuser? It is the law for a very important reason that we have the right to face our accusers so that people out of vengence or because they want our property MUST reveal themselves so that we by knowing them can refute the claim. This law goes back to the early Hebrews it is so important.

Unique did seem to give this some thought and perhaps approval: "Thursday Republican Representative Peter T. King, (New York) ranking Republican member on the House Homeland Security Committee offered the motion that all Americans including airline passengers must be protected against lawsuits if they are to be encouraged to report suspicious behavior and possibly prevent a terrorists attack such as the one on the World Trade Centers September 11, 2001."
Given the Muslims habit of putting out calls for death on any and all who disagree with them or their actions would you step forward and tell what you saw with this group? I don't scare easily but I wouldn't risk my neck either. People are encouraged to report any suspicious activity after 911 for a very good reason. If you were on that plane after what happened to the World Trade Centers and a group of Muslims got on the plane, blocked the entrance and started praying would the hair on the back of your neck not have risen?

You will note (if you bothered to read it before going off like out of control rockets) that I quite agreed that people should be allowed to swear to tell the truth in court on any book they felt represented the word of God. Only reasonable. A Hindu swear to tell the truth on the Christian Bible would be eqzul to him asking for a glass of water before testifying. In fact the water would be worth more since it would satisfy his thirst!

And yes, as Progressives you were expected to get up in arms about the school prayer and nativity scene. Though I do believe these laws are wrong I knew you would feel otherwise. I threw them in as bait and you all took it. I am only surprised that common sense wouldn't have made you give the others a bit of thought. Shame on you for not THINKING for yourselves and just spouting the party line. And you dare to pride yourselves on your individuality and chide anyione who doesn't gulp the Progressives party line as a damned Conservative. LOL Come on people, read it again and THINK this time.

I do care for you all and this is not meant to be a nasty criticism but a reminder that all of you were endowed by God with a good, in some cases and excellent, mind. Use it well to do the things you would want to see done for mankind. People followed Hitler and Lenin blindly too. But then they also followed Ghandi blindly. Soooooo (sigh) BB

YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR VISITING. BRENDA BOWERS

We didn't take bait, Brenda

We corrected you. The alternative is to completely ignore you and if you prefer that, we can certainly find it in our hearts to do so.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Amen.


One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I thought this was a good recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 dried Ancho peppers, seeds removed
8 smoked Habaneros include seeds for the brave
8 Chipotle seeds optional
4 sun dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon savory

PREPARATION:

Place everything in blender or grinder and turn into dust.

yawn

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

I have plenty to think about

with out being chided by someone on the other end of a computer screen who assumes she can teach me how to think and reason.

::invoking Great Goddess Ignora:::: (that's a blast from my past)

And....she's gone.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Yet again, where to start?

It's obvious you're not a Democrat, or you wouldn't refer to folks in the party as "the Democrats." So, I guess you have nothing better to do with your time than write a racist post on a liberal/progressive Democratic site and and see the sparks fly---oooooh!

I could easily find a red blog myself and chide folks over there for believing in fairy tales in Genesis, how God sent his Only Begotten President to save us from the Muslims, and how this is all prophecy fulfilled, but that would be sad behavior on my part.

If you believe that the majority should ALWAYS rule, then maybe we should repeal the a constitutional amendment and take away your vote, as the first majority in this country to have power was white male property owners. The mistake you made is that you thought there would be a chance in hell that we'd get riled up about you. The fact is, you are sad, in need of help, and I, at least, just pity you. Maybe one day you'll learn to play well with others. Till then, enjoy Michelle Malkin and Bill Orally.

War is over if you want it.

That would be ill-begotten president

If you're going to talk religion, get your durned facts straight. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Ha!

Nice. . .

War is over if you want it.