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September 19, 2006

One Small Step Toward Sanity

An appeals court has ruled that it is possible to fire irresponsible airline pilots, even if they're Muslim.

Trans States Airlines pilot Mohammed Shanif Hussein was canned one week after 9/11 when he was seen in uniform, drinking in a bar. His presence was particularly conspicuous because he raised his beer in salute to a TV screen showing his fellow Muslims crashing a plane into the World Trade Center.

His lawyer argued that it would be discrimination to fire a Muslim. Besides, Hussein said that the huge smile he had on his face as he watched thousands of Americans being murdered was actually inspired by his wife being pregnant. But the 8th Circuit ruled that airlines do have a right to fire pilots for public drinking in uniform, even if they belong to a death cult sworn to our destruction.

If you're a Muslim in a bar, try not to toast.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 19, 2006 8:44 PM


Rules are rules. to MR. Hussein, Tango-Sierra

Posted by: Glenn M. Cassel,AMH1(AW), USN, RET at September 19, 2006 10:08 PM

What pisses me off is that the suit was filed by a government agency, and they may appeal.

Posted by: CJ at September 20, 2006 9:58 AM

I thought Muslims weren't supposed to drink alcohol.

Posted by: Steve at September 20, 2006 12:20 PM

Steve, he must have been one of those legendary moderate Muslims.

Posted by: Van Helsing at September 20, 2006 1:56 PM