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November 24, 2006

"Discrimination"? Or Common Sense?

As usual, Mona Charen, another of the great women of conservatism, good insight and common sense, weighs in on point.

It is better to err....

These liberals who go about their la-de-dah way believing that everyone has our best interests at heart and believe what CAIR tells them will one day get us, and themselves, blown to smithereens.

More spot-on commentary on this incident can be found over at the Big Dog's place.

Posted by Seth at November 24, 2006 07:55 AM


Did you spot in Taranto's column the corresponding behavior of Orthodox rabbis? My view is that this event was a deliberate effort to expand Islamic presence in public space (beyond that offered to other religions). It was a no-lose proposition for the imans.

Posted by: civil truth at November 26, 2006 08:25 PM

Civil Truth --

I did. They went out of their way to avoid being mistaken for potential terrorists, knowing that Ivrit and Arabic sound similar.

I agree with you here -- I think the imams were completely aware of what they were doing.

Hell, on a fairly recent flight (I was seated at the very front of the 1st Class section, where you see every passenger boarding), one of the passengers who came aboard looked like he could have been Osama's cousin, attire, beard and all.

There was a sky marshal aboard whom I recognized from a seminar at the 2005 ASIS conference (he was sitting in coach) and we compared notes on the Arab. I felt a lot more comfortable knowing there was a guy with a pistola keeping an eye on the varmint, LOL.

Posted by: Seth at November 26, 2006 09:36 PM