CAIR: Airport security rules shouldn’t apply to us
A week or so after the TSA took over passenger screening duties at US airports, the Mrs. and I went on a short business/pleasure trip to Las Vegas. Everyone was still kind of wary of airplane travel, and the extra security precautions seemed to us to be quite reasonable in light of the seriousness of the threat. The first rule was to arrive at least one hour early for the flight, and to be prepared for long lines in the screening area.
It was an early morning departure, and from our rural home to the airport meant that we had to leave the house about 5:00 am to get there on time. We didn’t get away until about 5:20, and even though I drove like a bat to try and make up the time, we arrived at the check in only 45 minutes before the scheduled departure. TSA failed to see the humor in the situation. They had no sense of humor at all. I was searched, had to strip to my shorts, my luggage was searched, time passed, and our scheduled flight left without us. TSA said we should have gotten there earlier. Tough noogies. Anyway, we had to fly stand-by the rest of the way with a hellacious layover in Atlanta, finally arriving in Las Vegas around one in the morning. Luggage was nowhere to be found. The flight from Hell was a lesson to us. “Be on time”
Since then, we haven’t been late to arrive at the airport at least an hour, sometimes two hours before our scheduled flights. It’s a pain in the ass — necessary, I guess — all because of mohammedan terrorists who wanted to kill themselves and as many Americans as possible by flying airliners into American buildings.
So when a group of mohammedans coming to America from Saudi Arabia shows up to the airport late, you might expect that they would be searched, have to strip down to their shorts, have their luggage searched, be forced to take a later flight, and endure a flight from Hell. You would be wrong.
Claiming they were unfairly profiled, a group of Michigan Muslims said today that they were not allowed to board a flight to Detroit while returning home from a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
At a news conference this morning at a mosque in Dearborn, they said they were unfairly treated because of their religion and background.
Perhaps one of the mohammedans might shed some light on this unfairly profiled business. Because, the fact is, when you don’t follow the rules, you damn sure deserved to be fairly profiled. The only reason all of us have to go through all of the time and expense of all of the extra airport security is because of mohammedan terrorists. So, if mohammedans don’t follow the rules, then they should expect to get the same security examination that the rest of us would have to endure.
The mohammedan reaction to being told that they have to follow the rules is very predictable: CAIR et al seethes, whines, and compains about bigotry, intolerence, yada, yada, yada:
The conference was organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim group that said it will represent the group of Muslims in any possible legal action against Northwest. The committee has been active in recent months in fighting what they see as profiling of Muslims by airlines.
Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the committee, said the returning pilgrims were “denied passage for no legitimate reason.”
The CAIR bears remind me of a bunch of spoiled children who resent being told that they are not unique or special, and that the rules DO in fact apply to them, just like they apply to everybody else. Not because anyone wants to single them out for bad treatment, but because the people who make the rules understand the consequenses of NOT following the rules. Northwest Airlines and the TSA should tell them: “Tough Noogies. Next time - BE ON TIME”.
A month or so ago, US Airways was informed that CAIR and the mohammedans would boycott them because of similar insensitive behavior. I imagine that they are now, without a doubt, the world’s safest airline.