October 20, 2009, - 4:41 pm

Fed (Clinton) Judge Forces US Airways Caves in Flying Imams Suit, CAIR Gloats

By Debbie Schlussel

I thought US Airways had the cojones to just say no.  I thought the airline had the guts to put passenger security over the whining of extremist Muslim activists who deliberately acted suspiciously on board a flight, in order to test the system, file lawsuits, and perhaps see how far they could go in mimicking the behavior of the 9/11 hijacking terrorists.

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Clintonista Judge Ann Montgomery Forces Airline to Cave to Flying Imams

(Artwork by Jeff Holland of Holland Studios)

And perhaps the airline did have the guts.  It valiantly fought CAIR and the Muslim imams for a long time.  But, sadly, left-wing Federal Dhimmi, er . . . Judge Ann Montgomery, a Bill Clinton nominee, ruled against the company, every step of the way, including ignoring federal law.  It’s hard to fight a fair fight, when the “referee” ties your hands behind your back and allows your opponent to take repeated, unhindered punches at your face.

Ultimately, like Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta) and virtually every corporation in America, today, CAIR announced that the US Airways settled the Six Flying Imams’ Lawsuit.  One of the few exceptions seems to be American Airlines.  And that’s because they had a wise and no-nonsense judge in Detroit-based Federal Judge Paul D. Borman.

And not only did US Airways settle, but in a CAIR gloatation (yes, I know, it’s not a word; I made it up), the unindicted terrorism co-conspirator organization behind the lawsuit announced that US Airways paid an undisclosed amount of compensation to the “Flying Imams.”  Yup, your plane tickets on US Airways help subsidized hush money to extorting Muslim clerics.

In Judge Montgomery’s world, who cares if the imams behaved completely inappropriately for air travel, blocked flight attendants and sought seatbelt extenders they didn’t need?  Who cares if they frightened passengers, a myriad of whom thought they were going to have to make that cellphone call to give a last good-bye to loved ones?

Pay up.  So sad, that US Airways wasn’t able to fight on and was forced to hand this victory to extremists who want us to give up our security, while they take over.

Perhaps the airline didn’t believe they’d get a fair jury in Minneapolis, which is fast becoming the satellite state of Al Shabaab’s Somalia.  And definitely, they saw other bad handwriting on the wall, when Judge Ann Montgomery ruled against the airline every step of the way on key motions and also ruled that CAIR-pimped suits by the Flying Imams against the police involved in the case could proceed.  Perhaps the Metropolitan Airports Commission, also a defendant in the case, was dominated by PC-types, liberals, and penny-pinchers who don’t value principle and precedent.

Regardless of the reasons, it’s yet another sad sign we’re losing our country from within.  And Judge Ann Montgomery is queen of the useful idiots in that war.

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20 Responses

I don’t travel very often, but the next time I do, I will drive before I fly US Airways. It’s not much, it won’t affect US Airways bottom line, but it’ll make me feel a little better.

Rocky on October 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Well the next time I fly I’ll wear a turban on my head and act suspicious, then when I get kicked off the plane I’ll sue.

wolf2012 on October 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I know this is sort of convoluted, but is it possible the flying Imams deliberately tried to provoke a reaction so they could sue & get rich (this is not to minimize or play down the numerous acts of Muslim terrorism and intimidation or exclude the possibility this was a rehearsal for actual terrorism)?

Little Al on October 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Debbie – should Homeland Security” not have been involved in this?…in some manner?

BIG IRISH on October 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm

To Big Irish: Haven’t you heard? Homeland Security has dropped the very phrase “war on terror”. Yes, I know the retort: How can one make war on a tactic? But DHS, like TSA, is too busy sucking up, er, engaged in “outreach”, to the Muslims. You know, like providing Muslim representatives a look at current security protocols.

Raymond in DC on October 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    We have ‘reset the clock’ to Sept. 10th 2001. That is a direct quote from my Director – Janet Napolitano…

    Yes, I work for DHS. Thank God I do NOT work for TSA or ICE or I would have hung myself by now…

    Joe in DC on October 21, 2009 at 6:49 am

The government dropped the ball when they declined to prosecute the imams for creating a disturbance, and thus undercut the airline when they were simply observing appropriate security regulations. The Bush Administration let this one happen. Air travel will be much less safe now.

Sorrow01 on October 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Sorry, decided “not to prosecute the imams”

    Sorrow01 on October 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I think this (from one of the links provided by Debbie) is the reason they settled:

“…and ruled that a law passed by Congress after the incident did not grant protection from lawsuits to those sued by the imams.”

This is insane, since that law was passed explicitly to give the passengers immunity from a lawsuit since the law was only introduced in Congress (again from the same link provided by Debbie):

“Congress passed the law in 2007, to retroactively give individuals more protection from being prosecuted for reporting suspicious activities that could lead to acts of terrorism.”

This judge (besides being an incompetent judge) should not be allowed near sharp instruments for her own safety. She is stupid since she ruled earlier as a factual matter (as opposed to a strictly legal decision) that the actions of the passengers were not reasonable.

I just sent this in on US Air’s web site ( http://www2.usairways.com/Forms/GeneralInformation.aspx )

“I understand that you are about to settle the so called “Flying Imams” lawsuit. Please do not do this. By doing so you are making travel on your airline (and those of you partner airlines) less safe. Not only will passengers feel less likely to report possible dangerous situations, but if reported your employees are less like to take prudent action. This in turn will make it more likely for those who mean us harm to use your airline (and those of your partners) to perpetrate acts of terrorism. Because of this I will be compelled to join with others to publicize the risk of traveling with your airline and those of your partners unless you agree to fight this until then end.”

I_AM_ME on October 21, 2009 at 8:05 am

The last time we had a flying religious figure, it was Sally Fields aka the Flying Nun. At least she didn’t scare the crap out of people or even have to use an airline. :D

Seriously I can’t even believe that this silly thing got to court. They really should rename the ACLU the Anti-American Communist Lawyer’s Union.

Mistress_Dee on October 21, 2009 at 9:06 am

WE ARE THE NEW EUROPE, 4 YEARS OF O B AM A AND THERE MAY

BE NOTHING LEFT TO CARE ABOUT ,

drew299 on October 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

Deb is completely right when she says Minneapolis is quickly becoming a satellite state of Somalia. Come walk the West Bank of the U of M campus–you would think you were in the heart of Mogadishu.

Libertasha on October 21, 2009 at 11:18 am

Only someone in a coma would not know that these Imams set up this situation to put a stop to profiling. We are in more danger now than ever. We can’t depend on our representatives to protect us and the Muslims have their guy in the White House along with Keith Ellison. To have a look at our future, just look at what is happening in the UK since they let Muslims migrate there.

Lou on October 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

“gloatation”

I happen to like the new word and it fits perfectly with Democratic.
Democratic gloatation
Obama gloatation
Democratic gloatability

This lateest news item has to be another clue that there is an ongoing “One World Government conspiracy”.
It is my opinion that, given the latest events transpiring like the recent Climate Change Treaty, the ongoing dhimmification(is that a word?), Obama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, recent court decisions like this one, and many other “newsy clues” too numerous to mention, that we are headed for an Islamic Caliphate which would be headed by Obama. It all seems to be coming together.

It is my hope that airlines and anyone else fighting CAIR, the Democommunists, etc. will appeal these cases and it is also hoped that the American people will, by shear frustration with the current political climate, wake up with the coffee and either vote this administration out in the next election or overthrow it, legally of course, by demanding the impeachment of all of these traitors.
It doesn’t matter where you live in the west. We are all in this fight together now and we must be united with the common goal of defeating this dark enemy.

al Kidya on January 15, 2010 at 7:19 am

No wonder Ann Montgomery won dishonorable mention on the list of “Dhimwits of the month” this past year. For those unaware of the term, a “Dhimmi” is an “infidel” or non-believer living under Islamic rule and a “Dhimwit” is any member of a secular or Western society who willingly aids and assists Muslims in their efforts to take over such societies and subjugate them to their version of Islamic rule. Dhimwits are willing to accept the whining of Muslim militants when they insist we be more tolerant of their behavior so that they may some day rule us with the total intolerance Muslims reserve for non-Muslims. When a Dhimwit is appointed as a federal judge we all suffer the consequences.

Dr. Jerry on August 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm

The newest information coming across in the form of infomercials by hollywood types is coming across as: respect religious diversity(meanwhile being charged with influencing a muslim to convert away to another religion carrys a death sentence in twelve countries), don’t jump to conclusions(the muslim uniform and the death to America chant are just a slogan), leave a little leaway for the other guy (maybe he’s a GOOD muslim terrorist). No one should be surprised to find many murdered muslims following some nutbar who thinks they are doing good fixing the problem for a weak security system. It’s sad but we are sending the message here that attacking someone is justified almost as quickly as they are sending the message that killing someone who doesn’t share your belief is justified. Both are wrong and both make the world a little colder.

Imam=beatme on December 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

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