Monday, May 9, 2011

Islam Has Issues

My previous idea of a Muslim free airline may yet come to fruition if given time, but we'll have to settle for this lone act for passenger safety in the time being.
Two Muslim religious leaders were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis - and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.
hehehe... It get's better:
Ironically, the two men were headed to a North American Imams conference discussing Islamophobia or fears of Islam and discrimination against American Muslims.

True, Islamophobia is a valid concern for Muslims, while Muslims aboard aircraft are a valid concern for everybody else.

It's a problem, to be sure, but a problem that won't be going away anytime soon and it's best the Muslims just get used to it, for a while anyway.

Many people fear Islam in general because they are too stupid to know otherwise. Others are bigots. While still others are bigots making lots of money at it and doing as much to inflame the ignorance of others.

Being a Muslim in America is not always the easy road, but being an Imam is a balancing act. Doesn't matter how often a local Imam takes to the media to re-iterate his teachings of peace and tolerance when every few months we hear of another Islamist attack on civilians someplace that brings the Imam back to the fore to once again reiterate that he doesn't teach shit like that.

It's a fine line an Imam must walk. If he comes out and plainly proclaims "OSAMA IS THE DEVIL AND AN ENEMY OF ALLAH!" he's bound to draw the ire of the one whack job within a 50 mile radius who will blow his ass up next week for insulting Islam.

It's times like this I thank God that I'm not Muslim.

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