Sunday, January 21, 2007

"... and in other news, British football hooligans are threatening to boycott the World Cup..."

On January 7th a group of Muslims on their way back from Mecca were returning to Detroit on a Northwest Airlines flight, and were not allowed to board. The airline is saying that they arrived too late for boarding. They are saying that they didn't.

Now Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan and one of the people who were not allowed to board, is threatening to organize a boycott of Northwest Airlines by Islamic organizations in the US.

Errr... is that really a good idea? I am not claiming to know what exactly happened between the Northwest Airlines, flying (or rather non-flying, in this case) Muslim pilgrims and the Gods of Fucked-Up Airplane Boarding, but when you think that somebody behaves like they don't want you in the first place, is boycotting them a bright idea? In the eye of my mind I can already see huge advertising billboards "Fly with Northwest - all Muslims boycott us!" Guys, you are about to make Northwest the most popular airline ever.

Can you please also boycott BA? I fly on them often, and I am pretty sure that they have offended Muslims and the Prophet somehow at some point.

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