At first we Muslims were avoiding subway trains, because you know, somebody might push us onto the tracks. But now it seems that airplanes aren’t a viable means of transportation for us either because we’re not really allowed to ride them.
Yes, that’s right. We Muslims need to figure out how to get home from college or reach our vacation destinations without boarding an airplane. Perhaps a trackable Muslim-only Jihadi ship will suffice?
If you’ve been keeping up with the news since the Paris attacks, you would know that there has been a frightening increase in anti-Muslim attacks all around the Western world. Refusing to fly with Muslim passengers and then forcing them to exit flights that they paid for has been one of the many tactics used by Islamophobic people as a reflection of their bigotry.
A 30-year-old African-American Muslim woman that wears the hijab, Kameelah Rasheed, tweeted on Nov. 15 as she planned on traveling to Istanbul, Turkey the following week:
But the problem was she was going to fly to Istanbul on an airplane. How dare she.
Kameelah was traveling from Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. where she was pulled aside for extra questioning by customs officers after having cleared her regular security checks. She told Al Jazeera that she was repeatedly asked questions including:
“Why are you flying? How can you afford to go on holiday? Where are you going in Istanbul?”
They even accused her of booking a one-way ticket despite her showing them evidence of a return ticket on her cellphone.
Airport authorities eventually allowed her to board the plane but they ended up forcibly removing her before take-off for further questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They also confiscated her phone and passport.
Kameelah said she was the only visibly Muslim person aboard the airplane. She described the incident that has left her “traumatized and shaken” as an “attempt to humiliate and ostracize” her.
“It’s frustrating to me that I can’t fly like a normal human being.”
At least 12 Muslim passengers, other than Kameelah Rasheed, have been forced to leave aircrafts over the past two weeks due to “security concerns” or “suspicious activity” (which happened to be people speaking in Arabic and watching the news on their phones).
Sorry, but it turns out that a Muslim’s existence as a regular citizen on their way to visit some tourist locations is actually a threat to society.
So unless you want to travel on the trackable Muslim-only Jihadi ship, stop wearing your hijab, stop growing that beard, stop speaking in any language other than American, and while you’re at it, lighten your skin color too. Oh, and for God’s sake, stop using that portable device of yours to find out what’s going on around the world in front of other people. That’s really offensive and scary!
Written by Khalood Kibria
wow. she was left traumatized and shaken. how will she ever recover? maybe they will hold a moment of silence in Istanbul for her. maybe they won’t boo this time.
muslims are hilarious, they fly planes into buildings and then expect everyone to look the other way. they shoot up theaters and restaurants and then wonder why people are suspicious of them?
You seriously did not just say that!!! How ignorant and brainwashed are you ? Unless you are just a troll and a noob “Just Saying”. After all your username is a troll and a noob username “Just Saying”.
What did you expect. He is mike/Just Saying. He trolls under many names. Don’t you know he is Loonwatch’s Attack Dog. LW is an anti-Islam, anti-Muslim Blog. They are notorious around the Web for their unpleasant rumor mongering activities.
Their objective is to spread lies, disinformation, create inter religious, inter racial animosity, divisiveness, hate and bigotry. Very subtle, very devious, very ugly.
Thankyou for clearing this up, he has been trolling over many articles.
And a message to Just Saying:
How can he say that we all fly into buildings, for gods sake ONLY A FEW PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE MUSLIMS DID THAT! How can you base the actions of a few people on the billions of Muslims worldwide. Where is your common sense?!
If you go by that ruling; the Charleston Killer was a devout Christian, according to the Daily Mail and other news agencies. Oh, that must mean that all Christians are shooters right? We won’t look at the facts that there are so many billions more Christians who would never dream of such atrocity.
Just like all Christians aren’t murderers because of one lunatic, all Muslims aren’t murderers because of some lunatics.
Try and step in the shoes of a peaceful average Muslims. You have no idea how hard it is for us. I can’t go shopping to the grocery store without being spat on and receiving abuse. Can’t you spare us from this hate? We did nothing to you! I didn’t kill all those innocent people! Why do you vent your frustration on us? We are just as angry as you are about these killings. We openly condemn them, yet you still think we support them!!
Even though I was born in this country, have citizenship, a passport, my parents were born here etc. I still feel like such an outsider. WHY? How would you feel if you were in my situation. Please spare us from this humiliation, please. We are already ashamed that these murderers say they are Muslims.
Please, I am openly appealing, spare innocent Muslims from this abuse.
I’m “Just Saying”.
I never said ALL anything. you are reading words that aren’t there. yes only a few flew into buildings. but they did manage to kill almost 3,000 people. and if you read the news, you will see muslims terrorists throughout the world.
let me ask you this. if Coptic Christians in Egypt did a 9/11 style attack, what do you think the reactions of the Egyptian muslims would be? hell they destroyed over 40 churches just because the head copt supported sisi removing morsi from power.
daily mail. so are you british? I don’t know why you feel like an outsider? maybe do to your lack of assimilation? the brits spit on you when you go to the grocery store, that must suck.
btw: el cid/krishna murti is quite insane. the mod at loonwatch.com he is referencing is ilisha, and he is obsessed with her. and she hates me. just go ask her.
I think that we are all heavily misunderstanding each other.
But we all agree on one thing, right? That these terrorist actions are awful and we condemn them. Because that’s all that matters.
yes these terrorists actions are deplorable and should be condemned. yet if you do venture over to loonwatch, don’t just ask about crazy el cid, ask them about the justifications for these actions.
I think we understand each other. you are feeling a blow back from your fellow countrymen because of actions by your co-religious. you have been spat one, although I somehow doubt it is every time you go to the grocery store, and this girl was kicked of a flight. both things that shouldn’t happen. but in the grand scale of things, hardly equivalent to the hardships your fellow muslims are causing throughout the world. your prophet jesus said, ‘remove the plank from your own eye, before you worry about the spec in your brother’s eye’…something like that.
oh yeah, el cid is a supporter of the Taliban and the Islamic State. so maybe we don’t ALL agree.
You say “Koran” after “Commenting on islamic websites for years.” Thanks for displaying how cultured you are bae 😛
Koran is an accepted transliteration, just like quran. is that what you are getting at?
so do you know the Koran(see, it even gets auto capitalized) well? are you cultured in Islamic culture?
Accepted transliteration by who? It’s like saying muzlim. It doesn’t matter if mainstream white culture is cool with it LOL because the people who identify themselves as “muzlim” arn’t cool with it. If you can say “moose” and the sounds “oo” and “anne,” You can say Muslim, and Quran, and I hope you can spell it 🙂
by the people who do transliteration in English. it is coran in French. sure you should be spelling it Qur’an? do I need to get a little backwards c on my keyboard?
The Quran (/kɔrˈɑːn/[n 1] kor-AHN; Arabic: القرآن al-qurʼān,[n 2] literally meaning “the recitation”; also romanized Qur’an or Koran)
so shouldn’t muslim be spelled as moslem?
see y’all take issue with the dumbest of things.
here is real news and things that deserve attention and empathy. but you will see no muslims denounce this. the salafi are rising.
Last thing i’ll say, promise, baby 😛 read the name of the author of that peice. Way to shoot your own point to moot. Again your great intelligence astounds me.
oh, come on baby pop. don’t be like that. speak you mind, this is America. sorry I mean emikkka.
the author of what piece? the bbc article? I imagine it is a Bangladeshi? how does that make my point moot?
see, this is something to cry about?
“Fayadh was sentenced to death last month for apostasy and has also been charged with various blasphemy-related offences, such as promoting atheism and mocking verses of the Koran in public – allegations he has denied. Leaving Islam is a crime punishable by death by beheading in Saudi Arabia.”
so what do you think of this California shooting?
And as for your original post, i’m only going to say one thing (I only have so much time to dedicate to professional bigots, no thanks necessary, -I know you’re flattered- Way to not empathize at all. She is shaken and traumatized. She just got blamed for the crimes of someone shes never met, and doesn’t know or agree with. She just got racially profiled. She just punished when shes never hurt anyone before. She just got reacted to as if she was a threat, when shes never threatened anyone before. Ofcourse she’s shaken. She will live (i’m sure to your dismay.) and she’ll be peaceful like she has been everyday. I’m frankly astounded by your lack of ability to empathize with a human being (even as you are an ethnic majority) You’re in all honestly uncivilized, Tell your bigot master I ask him politely to train his mutt ❤️ May peace be with you, and bitterness dissolve from your heart ❤️❤️❤️
wow. it is my heart that is bitter. lol. I like the way you pepper your dehumanizing comments with a peace be with you. your adab is hilarious. but your hyperbole really takes the cake.
no my heart is not bitter, but it is diseased and allah increases that disease (according to your Koran). so I guess it is not really my fault.
I empathize with those that are truly suffering. not someone who has faced a minor inconvenience.
well my user name is an homage to Just Stopping By, it’s a long story. my real name is Michael Malzahn, if that somehow makes a difference. yes I’m often called a troll, by those who disagree with me. funny how that works. as for noob, if that means new, no I’ve been commenting on Islamic websites for years. brainwashed, not in the least. I don’t mindlessly recite back words as prayers, or wash my feet 5 times a day because some guy in a desert did it 1400 years ago. and as for ignorant, if you are using that in its root form of ignore, then yes I ignore your prophet and the Koran.
so, anyway, do you really think this is equivalent to the terror muslims are perpetrating throughout the world?
this is news:
WOW! This article truly upsets me. No one blames Christians or whites etc, for school shooting, homicide. rape, Holocaust, zionist, hate crimes, and injustice wars. Everyone in the western world have forgotten that those involved in these crimes all happen to be “White” Why is it that 1.9 billion Muslims have to suffer for something that they and their religion “Islam” is Extremely against. What truly upsets me even more is that majority westerns are propaganda brainwashed by the media and society. Sadly, majority can not tell reality apart from fictional and fictional from reality. Malcolm X once quoted ““The media’s the
most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty
and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the
minds of the masses.” This is how propaganda spreads through our nations like a deadly virus.
I agree with every single word. Some people are so blind they can’t see past this.
The media is more powerful than the most violent weapons.
You know, I used to dream of being a journalist when I was younger. I had the English skills. I wanted to go out there and report real news. Well, you know what, FORGET IT.
I don’t want to be associated with such.
Sara! Thanx for being a boss, and dw about these cray crays, theres awesome ppl like you who exist, we aint to worried about these internet terrorists (they’re really cowards in real life)
Muslims are supposed to be illiterates too because their prophet was illiterate too but unfortunately, many of the Muslims get education and praise the illiterate.
well if getting kicked of a flight traumatized you, good thing you didn’t decide to actually go to Istanbul. you may not have survived this, emotionally. the odds of you getting killed would be pretty low. but then again, you never know.
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