In the wake of Juan Williams's firing from NPR, Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly asks CAIR spokesman if he's happy that Williams was fired:
At 7:20, Kelly asks if Williams has the right to start a dialogue about how Americans feel about this issue, but instead of answering the question the CAIR spokesman fires back: Do you get nervous around Muslims on airplanes?
So. Let's pose that question to you readers. No hate, just honest opinions please:
Do you feel nervous or apprehensive in any way if you board an airplane and see a person who appears to be a Muslim? If so, why?
(What a stupid question, no? Only the liberal folks at NPR could deny every day reality with such chutzpah. Behold the power of political correctness.)
While thinking about it, watch this short video of the Flight 93 memorial I shot during a visit to Shanksville PA over last weekend:
44 lives snuffed out by men who looked like Muslims. Islamic extremists. olive skinned terrorists.
Hmm. How are we supposed to explain 9/11 without raising the ire of CAIR?
Should we just say that those 44 lives were snuffed out by a 'plane crash?'
I'll be the first to answer the original question: Of course I get nervous. Especially if there's more than one person on the plane who appears to be Muslim. I get nervous because 99.99% of all hijacked airplanes are overtaken by olive-skinned men who appear to be Muslim. This paranoia, that dare I say is shared by most air-travelling Americans would be a whole lot easier to dispel if there were a larger portion of the Islamic faithful who denounced the small group of radicals who've hijacked the perception of their religion.
Is my fear irrational?
If you compare the number of flights that are not hijacked to the number that are, the nervousness most people feel could be described as "irrational," but then again, when driving a car, in the back of one's mind is the fear of being involved in a car wreck. When you compare the number of cars on the road to the number of wrecks and consider the unliklihood of actually being involved in a car wreck, you could also describe the car-wreck fear as "irrational."
Defensive driving is born of a healthy amount of fear. Defensive flying is too - but I guess you're not allowed to come right out and say it.