Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Not all "John Does" out of imams' sights

The news that Omar Mohammedi of New York and Frederick Goetz of Minneapolis, attorneys for the notorious “Flying Imams,” have limited the scope of the latter group’s jihad intimidation lawsuit is a positive development – but let no one suppose that this means they have stopped gunning for all of the “John Does” that reported the imams’ suspicious activity on U.S. Airways Flight 300 on Nov. 20, 2006. For their filing only dismisses “possible defendants ‘John Does’ as set forth in paragraphs 21 and 22 of the First Amended Complaint as parties from this action.” Omitted from it is paragraph 20 of said complaint, which reads:

“20. Defendant Flight Attendants and Desk Agents ‘John Does’ were at all times relevant to the events mentioned herein employees and/or agents of Defendant U.S. Airways and were acting within the scope of their employment on U.S. Airways Flight 300 on November 20, 2006 and subsequent U.S. Airways flights on November 20-21, 2006.”

Thus, the imams and their litigious henchmen are still trying to cow into silence individual airline workers who, their humble pay grade notwithstanding, had, if anything, more of a duty to report suspicious activity than did the passengers for whose safety they were responsible. Moreover, the imams’ lawyers have retained in their original filing paragraph 19, which names as a defendant Capt. John Wood for his temerity in deciding their provocations were grounds for their removal from the flight. Neither an upstanding airline captain nor conscientious airline workers have the kind of deep pockets whose contents the plaintiffs bar so covets, so their continued targeting by the imams can have but one object: intimidation, with the goal of rendering any activity by Muslim airline passengers off limits to either scrutiny or sanction.

This is right in line with Verse 8:12 of the Quran, which expresses Allah’s determination to “instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers,” and Verse 9:29, which enjoins Muslims to fight unbelievers until they “feel themselves subdued.” Subdued, with a terror of financial ruin in our hearts – that is how these clerics want us the next time a dry run takes place.

Or a wet one.

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