January 17, 2007, - 4:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I know my airlines.
Earlier today I wrote about Muslims who arrived 20 minutes before a Northwest Airlines flight from Germany back to America, and were not allowed on board. They held press conferences, yesterday, threatening a Muslim boycott of Northwest.
I predicted that Northwest Airlines a/k/a “Dhimmi Air” would capitulate to the Hezbollah-supporting extremist shakedown artists. And guess what? It only took a few hours. CAIR announced today that NWA is giving the Muslims an apology and compensation. CHA-CHING!
Contrast this with USAir, which refused to apologize or cave-in to these same groups of Islamist shakedown artists, over the whole Six Flying Imams controversy. And keep that in mind when choosing which airline to fly.
Here’s the press release from HAMAS-front group CAIR announcing the quick cave-in:
MI MUSLIM PILGRIMS OFFERED APOLOGY, COMPENSATION BY NW AIRLINES
(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 1/17/07) – The Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) announced today that Northwest Airlines is offering an apology and limited financial compensation to a group of 40 American Muslim pilgrims who were allegedly denied passage on a January 7th flight returning to Michigan.
The pilgrims say they were denied boarding on a Northwest Airlines flight from Germany to Detroit while returning from the recently-concluded annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. Northwest Airlines says the Muslim travelers arrived too late to make the connecting flight. That claim has been refuted by the pilgrims who say they arrived at the gate with time to spare and that they were mistreated by airline representatives.
CAIR-MI held a news conference in Dearborn, Mich., on Tuesday to demand an investigation of the incident. Today, an official of Northwest Airlines told CAIR that the Muslim travelers would receive an apology for the inconvenience they suffered and would be compensated for any extra flight or hotel costs they incurred.
“We welcome Northwest Airlines’ apology and offer of limited compensation as a positive step toward addressing the concerns of the Muslim passengers,” said CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid. Walid also said some of the travelers are considering legal action against the airline.
Game. Set. Match. Northwest Airlines always lets the Islamists win.
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