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Airlines Offer Muslim Prayer Sections on All Flights

by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 53 Comments · · Print This Story Print This Story

(2006-11-21) — In the wake of a civil rights crisis sparked when culturally-insensitive passengers on a U.S. Airways flight Monday became alarmed at the sight of six praying Muslim Imams, a consortium of major airlines has agreed to set aside Muslim prayer sections on all domestic and international flights.

“From now on, we devote our former first class sections to the use of our faithful, peaceful Muslim customers,” said an unnamed airline industry spokesman. “Most of the time, when a group of Muslim men suddenly stands up on an airplane chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’, they’re simply praying. Although the memories of 9/11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, if we’re going to heal those wounds, we need to move beyond religious intolerance.”

Flight attendants will alter their safety instructions to inform passengers that “seat cushions can be used as prayer mats,” and pilots will make every effort to point planes toward Mecca five times each day.

The industry source added, “We ask our devoted Muslim customers only to remember that all domestic flights are non-smoking, and we’d like to keep them that way.”

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53 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RedPepper // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:00 am

    God Bless American Airlines …

  • 2 Maggie // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:07 am

    My belief is that these peaceful religeous terrorists,
    were testing the waters.(now that we have a change of command in the Congress) and……..
    Where were the air marshals?

  • 3 Ms RightWing, Ink // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Don’t laugh!

  • 4 Roguet55 // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:08 am

    It’s so wonderful that we infidels can help our muslim brothers pursue their peacful religion, I just wish the same was true for the revese!
    I was curious about the facing east problem right off the bat!

  • 5 Roguet55 // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:09 am

    That’s “reverse” damn spell check!

  • 6 Maggie // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:23 am

    “Revese” looked OK to me……:>)

  • 7 nylecoj // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:35 am

    I went in and looked at the forum page. I had to sign in the first time I went in even though I was signed in here but it remembered me. It looks like it could be a good place to get into actual give and take discussions.

  • 8 seneuba // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:37 am

    And the captain will have the cockpit door open just in case a jihad is suddenly declared by one of the more devout Muslim passengers.

  • 9 seneuba // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:41 am

    And, in “Muslim Class”, flight attendants will offer box cutters as an optional utensil instead of the traditional “spork” often used in airline food.

  • 10 Bill's Bites // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:49 am

    Airlines Offer Muslim Prayer Sections on All Flights…

    Minneapolis flight: Imams booted for praying, CAIR springs into actionAllahpundit… Six Muslim imams were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and questioned by police for several hours before being released, …

  • 11 gafisher // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:51 am

    Let’s leave the seat cushions as “flotation devices” (AKA body markers) and instead provide First-Class Flying Carpets for these devoted folks.

  • 12 Jericho // Nov 21, 2006 at 11:20 am

    I think the US muslims will be pretty grateful for where they live when the see the French and Dutch patience end and muslims die there in mass by the hands of the mob and the governments.

  • 13 Fred Sinclair // Nov 21, 2006 at 11:51 am

    I think I’m going to puk…..I knew I was going to!

    Heirborn Ranger

  • 14 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    I wonder what kind of God it is that makes people face Mecca/east when they pray? Is this a vestige from the worship of the moon god Allah which rose in the east?

    Yes, we Christians are so intolerant, we just haven’t gotten around to beheading all the secular humanists, homosexuals, atheists, and other infidels who so publicly mock YHWH and His Messiah.

    Yo momma!

  • 15 RedPepper // Nov 21, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Good question, Darth.

    Maybe facing east is a way of looking backward.

    That certainly seems to be something they are obsessed with …

  • 16 wildhowd // Nov 21, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    can I get a seat in the non-prayer section please

  • 17 wildhowd // Nov 21, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    oh I’m sorry, the non-prayer section only applies to Christians as mandated by liberals

  • 18 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    , Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror.

    The confessions of a former Muslim. And the left continues to deny the radical nature of Islamic cultures steeped in jihadism.

  • 19 upnorthlurkin // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    “Kay, fess up now, which one of you “testers” hosed up the comment forum with the “go wide” thing?! Honestly, I’m trying to learn how to record to disc from my dvr player to my dvd recorder….I have too much gray hair to learn all these new fangled electronic tricks!!

  • 20 Laughing@You // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Hey, Mullah:


    Infidels! Infidels! Infidels!

    Have you gone completely nuts?

    The Christ you claim died for these people you have named. Oh, and even the Muslims!

    Yo momma, right back at you!

  • 21 R.A.M. // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    If I were in charge of the new policy, I would say they may pray anytime, as long as, it is on the OUTSIDE of the plane!

    I can gaurantee that they will feel much closer to Allah out there.

  • 22 RedPepper // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    #19 upnorthlurkin: That was me … :oops: … and I still couldn’t tell you how I did that … it’s not like I understand “all these new-fangled electronic tricks”, either ! Maybe a tutorial would help … (sigh!) and I was just gettin’ comfortable with things like HTML and Emoticons …

  • 23 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    Dr. Sanity hits the nail on the head when she says:

    “Thus, the imams’ fellow passengers showed a great deal of sensitivity and reasonableness to the insensitive and provocative behavior of these self-absorbed (dare I say narcissistic?) imams, who apparently believe that their particular religious beliefs trump every other consideration and that everyone must concur with their particular…prejudice…on that issue.”

  • 24 Ms RightWing, Ink // Nov 21, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    If you missed part one then you will have to back a story


  • 25 gafisher // Nov 21, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    LaughingEwe #20: Two words: Limited Atonement.

  • 26 gafisher // Nov 21, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    “Flight attendants will alter …”

    PanislAm is already having perky new blue burqas designed. Instead of gesturing to show the way to the exits, the stews will pop up after every course change to point out the direction toward Mecca.

  • 27 upnorthlurkin // Nov 21, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    Will someone please ’splain the difference between arguing/commenting here in the comment section and discussing there in a forum?! Does one use more bandwidth than the other? (Any 13 year old experts out there who can educate the gray haired brigade?)

  • 28 allan37 // Nov 21, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    I believe that someday it will come to that.we in this country are way too PC. What will be next? How about extra flights for all of us that are way to sick of all the rest of you.

  • 29 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Well, now that the “imams” are calling for a boycott of US Airways, and what with the revelations of their (the “imams’”) terrorist connections, I think US Airways might become the airline of choice among Americans.

    I don’t fly, but I say, “Hey, ‘imams’ of the world unite! Boycott all of the airlines while you’re at it!

    Imagine if a bunch of Christians had started having a revival on board a plane; there’s be no end to the condemnation from the Leftists.

  • 30 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 5:46 pm


    If this had been Pentecostal Christians yelling their hallelujahs and praying out loud to Jesus, the leftists and other “multi-cultural” seculars (who defend this stiff-necked, unrepentant people who blaspheme the Savior of the World with their Koranic lies every day) would:

    1) Demand the Pentecostals go into their prayer closet and shut the helk up.

    2) Condemn these “idiotic holy rollers” for acting holier-than-thou

    3) Complain that the Pentecostals were disturbing the peace with their prayers and lack of public decorum.

    4) Complain that the Pentecostals were “forcing their religion down their throats” by being so public with their prayers … blah, blah, blah.

    As usual, leftists and closet Christian-haters engage in double-standards by rushing to the aid of these six Muslims - condemn the Christians who publicly practice their faith one day but support the Islamists as a “downtrodden minority” the next.

  • 31 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    …Karl Rove stole my post.

  • 32 onlineanalyst // Nov 21, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    They call these ill-wind provocations shari’a.

    Hello, we’re from CAIR, and we’re here to push the envelope.

    This is a job for Alcee Hastings!!!! (What a joke! This is a cleanup of corruption???)

  • 33 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Big trouble brewing in Lebanon.

  • 34 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Big trouble brewing in Lebanon … it’s all Bu$Hitler’s fault or the Joooooooooooos!

  • 35 Darthmeister // Nov 21, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    Here’s an absolutely hilarious video clip of an impersonator doing John Madden, Robin Williams, George Bush, Dick Cheney, etc.

  • 36 Beerme // Nov 21, 2006 at 8:38 pm

    Isn’t it a shame that when a certain group of people start chanting God is great, we all want to run and hide? But the real shame is that the running and hiding is a perfectly rational response.

  • 37 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    As Michelle Malkin says:

    “Even as more and more passengers and airlines take reality-based preemptive and precautionary measures to prevent the next 9/11-and even as the headlines bring us daily evidence of al Qaeda’s continued airport/airplane terrorist plots-we have a Democratic Congress ready to criminalize airport investigations of any Muslims at any time for any security reasons.

    With such staunch Democrat defenders of homeland security like these, beholden to CAIR and political correctness, who needs enemies?”

  • 38 da Bunny // Nov 21, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    You can count me in on keeping the flights “non-smoking.” And, where is the “cultural sensitivity” on the part of these Imams? They KNOW what happened on 9/11/2001, and it’s still fresh in the minds of a LOT of this country’s citizens. Instead of standing up and making their little “scene,” they could have prayed quietly together. They pulled this stunt on purpose, in order to call attention to themselves, and to get the leftist-PC fools riled up on their behalf. America is NOT a muslim country, but these people are out to turn it into one, and anyone who believes differently should know this, and know it well…live by the “PC” attitude, die by the “PC” attitude.

  • 39 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:14 pm


    I agree this was a stunt on their behalf.

    No doubt in my mind. Having sublimated themselves into European society with ease, they have now set their sights on us. This is just the beginning that we have been witnessing here in the US.

    We cannot allow this to continue. We cannot conform to them.

    Game on.

  • 40 JamesonLewis3rd // Nov 21, 2006 at 10:23 pm

    There has been plenty of talk that if we bug-out of Iraq they will follow us here. I contend they are already here and have put their plan into action in anticipation of our succumbing to their will. Their liberal, appeasing lackeys (you know who they are) have laid the groundwork and their ball is already on the roll.

    I will never succumb. Never. I will fight to the death.

  • 41 bystander // Nov 21, 2006 at 11:38 pm

    Cmon now we can’t be discrimnatory here Scott.

    How about a mini wailing wall for the Israelites, a bully pulpit for the religious right nuts, a couple of victims for the crusaders to spear inflight, a small puddle for baptisms, some rocks for druids and let’s not forget the Wiccans, etc., etc.

    I mean we won’t have any room left on the aircraft for the everyday air traveler !

  • 42 bystander // Nov 21, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    “I will never succumb. Never. I will fight to the death.”

    Run run, don’t walk to your nearest Recruiting Station. They will welcome you with open arms and probably overlook your flat feet and hanging gut !

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  • 44 Ms RightWing, Ink // Nov 22, 2006 at 12:30 am

    Now I lay myself down to sleep

  • 45 kajun // Nov 22, 2006 at 5:33 am

    senruba Re: #9 commrnt—

    That’s a foon…not a spork!

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  • 47 Darthmeister // Nov 22, 2006 at 8:07 am

    Run run, don’t walk to your nearest Recruiting Station. They will welcome you with open arms and probably overlook your flat feet and hanging gut !>/i>

    While bystander stands on the sidelines cheering on the right of Islamic fundamentalist crazies to insinuate themselves in our society. He’d probably would look nice in a burqa. As long as these “imams” remain silent about what their murderous jihadist brethren are doing in the name of Allah and the Koran, then I don’t see any reason to trust them or believe a word they say about being “people of peace”. Instead, all we are getting is their taquiyya indignation about being “unfairly” lumped in with the rest of their “Allah Akbar” brethren. I want to see them publicly denounce all jihadism presently engaged in by their religious brothers.

  • 48 bystander // Nov 22, 2006 at 8:17 am

    “I want to see them publicly denounce all jihadism presently engaged in by their religious brothers.”

    For once Darth I can’t agree with you more. Over time I have sent e-mails to a number of Muslim organizations pointing out that the lack of a very loud cry of protest over Muslim terrorist activities by Muslim Imams has been very noticeable to me.

    I never get a response !

  • 49 bystander // Nov 22, 2006 at 8:20 am

    Looks like I said the Imams conduct the terrorist activities. Not generally true to my knowledge but it might as well be when they don’t loudly and vociferously condemn the jihadist acrivities !

  • 50 R.A.M. // Nov 22, 2006 at 11:21 am

    daBunny: re #38, I agree that they pulled this on purpose, although I believe it was done to “soften us up” for the next attack by using the “useful idiot PC crowd” once again!

    The people who constantly scream ‘tolerance’ are puppets and soon will let the terrorists wrap their ‘puppet strings’ around their stupid necks!

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