Were the flying imams of Minneapolis a stunt to get Muslims into a class protected by political correctness?

After all that prayer rug in the airport seemed designed to attract attention, didn’t it?

Powerline shares my interpretation and prints a release from CAIR about the imams (plus comments). From the letter:

“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the “airport profiling” of six imams removed from a recent flight, yesterday said Muslims traveling this month to the holy site in Saudi Arabia need to be aware of their rights.

“‘Given the increase in the number of complaints CAIR has received alleging airport profiling of American Muslims, we believe it is important that all those taking part in this year’s hajj be aware of their legal and civil rights,’ said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR spokesman.

“The group has established a toll-free hot line (800/784-7526) for victims of “flying while Muslim,” as Muslims have begun departing for the weeklong hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation to visit the holy city of Mecca, which this year begins Dec. 29.”

Americans are susceptible to this kind of blackmail — but I don?t think it will work this time. The prospect of getting on a plane is just too frightening.