Great Moments In Irony

1 comment May 7th, 2011at 05:35pm Posted by Eli

More bitter than amusing, I’m afraid:

Masudur Rahman, a professor of Arabic at the University of Memphis, and Mohamed Zaghloul, Imam at the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis, were asked to deplane Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 5452 from Memphis to Charlotte. They were subjected to additional security checks after the plane had pushed back from the gate, Rahman told Reuters by telephone.

After additional screening, the two men were cleared by Delta representatives to re-board the plane, but were then told the pilot would not take them, Rahman said.

(…)

The two men were headed to a North American Imams conference where they were scheduled to lead prayers. This year’s conference is discussing Islamophobia or fears of Islam and discrimination against American Muslims.

Sigh.  At least we know the conference is still relevant.

Entry Filed under: Racism,Terrorism,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Charles  |  May 9th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Maybe they should have given their conference tickets to the pilot and chief of security.


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