November 29, 2006
You probably read about the US Air flight in Minneapolis, the one where the six imams were removed from the plane after behaving suspiciously. They deny they were behaving suspiciously, only praying. Passengers say otherwise and so do airline officials.
They charge the men were not sitting in their assigned seats, but chose seats near every airplane exit. The men said they spoke only English. Passengers say they spoke in Arabic, too, and were criticizing president bush, the Iraq war and mentioning al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
The men were removed from the plane, as I would have been if i had done any of this. They claimed profiling and harassment and the usual liberal suspects denounced American and Airline officials.
So, who would you believe? This is a strategy to undermine our resolve. The 9/11 hijackers conducted dry-runs before that awful day to probe our weakness. We are being infiltrated by people who want to ruin our country. How many times do I have to say it: they know us better than we know them. It’s invasion my infiltration. We’d better wake-up because it’s almost too late.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.