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    Two Muslim imams removed from flight while on their way to conference on prejudice against Muslims

    An airline is investigating the removal of two imams from a flight headed to North Carolina, ostensibly because passengers felt uncomfortable with their presence of the pair -- both clad in Islamic attire.The two -- who hold high religious positions in the Muslim community -- were headed to North Carolina for a conference on prejudice against Muslims, or Islamaphobia. The meeting is sponsored by the North American Imams Federation.
    The two -- who hold high religious positions in the Muslim community -- were headed to North Carolina for a conference on prejudice against Muslims, or Islamaphobia. The meeting is sponsored by the North American Imams Federation.
    "They went through security, even went through secondary security, and got on the plane, were taxiing out," he said.
    But then, they were taxied back, Hooper said.
    "TSA came on and pulled them off and said the pilot was refusing to fly with them because passengers were uncomfortable with them," Hooper said, referring to the Transportation Security Administration.
    Hooper said officials re-screened them and found they were no threat.
    While officials tried to get the men back on the plane, "the pilot absolutely refused and ultimately took off," Hooper said.
    The airlines did not say why the two men were taken off the flight, but said they were given the opportunity to fly on a different flight.
    More here: Muslim group: two imams pulled from plane bound for North Carolina - CNN.com

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    Trying to think of the last time I saw an Indian medicine man, Jewish Rabbi or the like fly in traditional garb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Trying to think of the last time I saw an Indian medicine man, Jewish Rabbi or the like fly in traditional garb.
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    Ultra Orthodox Jews often fly in their religious outfits, including their prayer boxes (I can't remember the name, but they are super holy). They have also been kicked off flights for praying.

    Overreaction on both the passengers and the pilots on this one...basically they're saying they don't trust the TSA to search everybody...in which case, why have them at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Ultra Orthodox Jews often fly in their religious outfits, including their prayer boxes (I can't remember the name, but they are super holy). They have also been kicked off flights for praying.
    I see rabbis in traditional garb on flights all the time, and I think the prayer box is called a tefilin (not sure about the spelling).


    Edit: Here's an article with a photo of the men who were removed from the flight. Two imams removed from flight to North Carolina after pilot refused to fly with them on board




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    Me thinks there is more to this story. It's not like the pilot said no as they were boarding. They were on the runway for the taxi. He turned the plane around. They were on their way to a conference about islamaphobia, and this just happened to occur on their way there.


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