Suspicious activity of 6 Middle Eastern men causes delay, removal from plane

“Don’t think for one minute that this might not be a ‘test run’ of sorts, but not the kind you think. It could well be more attempts to disarm our security apparatus through the legal system, with CAIR at the helm. Presuming that no threats to our national security was found among these men, expect them to file suit in federal court, making an issue of profiling. This is what the PC crowd has given to us here in America.” –Douglas J. Hagmann, Director (from 11/20/2006 PODCAST)

20 November 2006: Six men of Middle Eastern ethnicity were removed from an airplane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport earlier this evening. Officials said that a passenger aboard the plane notified the flight crew of their behavior via a note passed to a flight attendant. According to witnesses, the men were acting in a manner that caused the passengers and flight crew to be concerned about their intentions. The six men, on board U.S. Airways Flight 300 scheduled to fly from Minneapolis to Phoenix, refused to deplane when requested by the flight crew. They were ultimately taken off the plane after it returned to the gate and are being questioned by authorities. The flight, scheduled to depart the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 5:15 p.m. CT, left at 8:19 p.m. without further incident. Our investigation is continuing.