Last night six Imams enroute to Phoenix were detained and removed from a US Air flight returning to Phoenix (link). According to reports, the six Muslim clerics were returning from a conference in Minneapolis (conference brochure) and held evening prayers in the terminal prior to boarding. Witnesses also overheard the Imams make anti-American statements prior to boarding.
Its hard to believe that any American would be concerned let alone terrified about the possiblity of terrorism about to take place unless you’re with the ACLU.
Yesterday’s incident may very well be the beginning of a test case being generated by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and the ACLU to test our national homeland security policy and freedom of religion. The Muslim Legal Defense Fund is also expected to get involved. Look for CAIR spokespersons to begin using the “back of the bus” argument in the days ahead as this incident exacerbates.