American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the "airport profiling" of six imams removed from a recent flight, yesterday said Muslims traveling this month to the holy site in Saudi Arabia need to be aware of their rights.
"Given the increase in the number of complaints CAIR has received alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, we believe it is important that all those taking part in this year's hajj be aware of their legal and civil rights," said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR spokesman. [emphasis added - AOW]
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
FLYING WHILE MUSLIM
Just in time for the Hajj, which begins on December 29, CAIR, (now the legal representative of five of the six praying imams and pursuing an out-of-court settlement), is stirring the pot:
Posted by Always On Watch at 6:32 AM