Sunday, January 4, 2009


a weird stroy happen when a family muslim in the flight to Florida..this family was suspected as terrorist just because they talk about safety..what's wrong with this people(the Us citizen)..from this we know that these people live in the fear n full of suspecious..hurmm..they chosse to live in fear.. n we muslim always will stay peace although we are the one who suspected as terroist everyday..

US Airline Apologizes to Muslim Family

By Ibtihal Alkhidir Ahmed, IOL Washington Bureau

AirTrans described the removal of the Muslim family as a "misunderstanding". (Google)

WASHINGTON — An American airline has apologized to a Muslim family booted off a domestic flight to Florida over a chat about the "safest" seats in the plane.
"We regret that the issue escalated to the heightened security level it did," AirTran Airways said in the statement.

"But we trust everyone understands that the security and the safety of our passengers is paramount."

Nine members of a Muslim family were removed from a domestic flight to Orlando, Florida, after they chatted about their seats in the plane.

Two passengers overheard the talk and reported it as "suspicious" to the pilot, who ordered the flight postponed and the plane evacuated.

"I read in an article that the best place to sit in an airplane is in the back," Inayet Shahin told, recalling the chat while walking through the aisles to get their seats.

"No, I heard that the best place to sit is in the wing," her brother-in-law replied.

As they settled in their seats, they noticed two other passengers walking back and forth.

"They were looking at us in a funny way," Shahin said.

Just a few minutes later, two federal air marshals walked up to the family and asked them to get off.

They were later surrounded by police officers.

"We were put on display," recalled Shahin.

"They lined us up outside and put us in a spot so that everyone would see us."


The Muslim family members were detained and taken for interrogation for two hours.

"We were surrounded by dogs and my children [two, four and seven] started crying," said Shahin.

"They wouldn't even let us get food."

After interrogation, federal authorities cleared the Muslim family of any wrongdoing.

The FBI and AirTrans described the incident as a "misunderstanding".

However, the American airline refused to rebook the Muslim passengers, who paid for seats on another carrier.

America's main Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), said the incident would not have occurred had the passengers not had beards and hijabs.

"This is what sparked the incident," Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR National Communications Director, told IOL.

"[They] were Muslim and had a darker skin complexion."

In 2006, six imams were removed from a domestic flight for what passengers considered suspicious behavior.

They were removed from the flight, handcuffed and detained in the airport for questioning for over five hours.

Since 9/11, American Muslims, estimated between six to seven million, have become sensitized to an erosion of their civil rights, with a prevailing belief that America was targeting their faith


-AllahuAkbar..moga2 semua kita sedar akan apa yang berlaku di Gaza sekarang...

What's Next in Gaza Conflict? & News Agencies

GAZA CITY — Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza on Saturday, January 3, and engaged in night-time battles with Hamas forces after more than a week of air strikes that left hundreds of Palestinians dead and widespread destruction.
Here are some questions and answers about the conflict offered by Reuters.
Q - Where do things stand now?

A - Columns of Israeli tanks backed by helicopters crossed the boundary fence from at least four points into the Gaza Strip under darkness. Israeli military affairs commentators said troops were unlikely to move into Gaza City, the largest population center in the territory of 1.6 million, and would focus instead on destroying Hamas command posts and targeting its commanders and fighters.

Q - How long will the operation last?

A - The Israeli army said the ground sweep would take "many long days" and was aimed at seizing areas used by Hamas to launch cross-border rocket attacks. Pressure on Israel to cease fire is likely to grow as casualties mount. Some international leaders have called for a truce and anti-Israel protests have erupted across the world in response to the death of civilians in the Gaza Strip. In Israel, strong public support for the operation could erode if large numbers of Israeli soldiers are killed and rocket fire intensifies.

Q - What's life like in Gaza?

A - There is food, but not enough, and electricity, but intermittent. There is no shortage of water and the city is not totally blacked out at night. Hospitals do not have enough beds or medicine to cope with the wounded. Palestinians cannot leave unless Israel permits them to, unless they risk the perilous trip through some tunnel to Egypt.

Q - How would Hamas try to beat back Israeli ground forces?

A – Hamas is believed to have planted landmines and booby-traps across the Gaza Strip for use against armor and infantry, and it commands at least 25,000 trained fighters. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth and Israel could face tough urban warfare in a showdown with Hamas forces who know their way around the maze of streets. Israel apparently tried to detonate some of the landmines by firing artillery into open ground along routes tanks and infantry took into the Gaza Strip. The barrage also created a smokescreen that may have been used as cover by advanced units.

Q - Is a truce still possible?

A - The UN, US, EU, Arab League, Russia and Turkey all urge a ceasefire. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Washington was working for a durable truce and insisted that Hamas must stop firing rockets first. EU foreign ministers were due to start a peace mission on Monday and French President Nicolas Sarkozy was scheduled to visit Israel. Israel has so far rejected calls for an immediate ceasefire, but its leaders are divided. Some say a formal ceasefire backed by the UN and major powers would be best. Others say it would only tie Israel's hands should rocket fire continue. They believe the best course is to cease fire unilaterally but only when Israel is convinced that Hamas has got the message: start up again and we will hit you again.

..there are some info about it..