Extortion time: Six imams removed from plane seek ‘out of court settlement’ with US Airways

Via Audrey Hudson at the Washington Times:

A group of Muslim imams is seeking an out-of-court settlement with US Airways, saying they should not have been removed from a Minnesota-to-Phoenix flight last month and were not behaving suspiciously.

Five of the six Islamic religious leaders have retained the Council on American-Islamic Relations for legal representation and are seeking a “mutually agreeable” resolution, said Nihad Awad, CAIR executive director.

US Airways scheduled a meeting with the imams on Dec. 4 to discuss the incident, but the men canceled it and hired the activist group to act as legal counsel.

“With the hopes of reaching an amicable resolution to this matter, we would like to take this opportunity to ask for a formal meeting with US Airways executives and legal counsel,” said Arsalan Iftikhar, CAIR’s national legal director, in a letter to the airline.

The imams represented by CAIR include Omar Shahin, Didmar Faja, Ahmad Shqeirat, Marwan Sadeddin and Mohamed Ibrahim.

For anyone still sitting on the fence on this incident in terms of not being sure whether or not to believe this whole thing was a set-up from the word “go”, watch this video of Debra Burlingame on Fox News as she provides some relevant facts about the imams, and what happened the day they were escorted off the plane.

If you’d like to show your support for US Airways in hopes that they don’t cave in to the demands of the lying imams and what the Dept. of Transportation to not fine US Airways for acting on their instincts in a post 9-11 world, here’s how you can do it (info courtesy of Tim Sumner at 9-11 Families For America.org):

U.S. Airways

Media Relations, 480-693-5729
8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F (Mountain Standard Time), Closed Sat-Sun

Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways
Scott Kirby, President, US Airways
Corporate Headquarters Location
111 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone 7 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F (Mountain Standard Time), Closed Sat-Sun

Corporate Headquarters: 480-693-0800 (General information number)

Internet customer support desk: 800-327-7810

Customer relations

Telephone 1-866-523-5333
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, MST
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat-Sun, MST
Fax 480-693-2300

Another way is by emailing them using their contact form

Department of Transportation

(202) 366-4000


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