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Hannity's Guest Admits Flying Imams Were in Danger on U. S. Airways Plane

Reported by Marie Therese - July 31, 2007 -

On Sunday night's edition of Hannity's America host Sean Hannity wallowed in an orgy of xenophobia. First he did a smear job on the "flying Imams" by interviewing three of the passengers who originally panicked and reported the Muslim men. He gloated over the fact that the Congress had passed a bill protecting "John Does" from lawsuits. After this, he made the mistake of arguing with attorney Stanley Cohen, counsel for the legally elected Hamas government. Hannity should know better than to debate liberal attorneys. He always loses. After whining that the Democrats have raised $100 million more than the Republicans, Hannity aired footage of himself mounted on his trusty steed, as if he was Hop-a-long Hannity, Texas Ranger, riding with the El Paso Border Patrol to round up cattle rustlers and other varmints. The only problem was that Hop-a-long's crew only caught a sorry-looking bunch of poverty-stricken Mexicans risking their lives to find work. With video.

Never one to forget his core audience, Hannity topped off the show with some buxom, scantily-clad call girls, courtesy of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, a brothel in Nevada and lastly, he threw in a dollop of scripture from the speeches of Saint Ronnie (Reagan).

As everyone knows, last year a group of frightened Americans thought that six Muslims praying in an airport, asking for a seat belt extender and making eye contact with each other constituted terrorism. They insisted that six Imams be thrown off a U. S. Airways passenger jet. Of the three "John Does" that FOX News interviewed, none gave their real names and one woman was hidden in the shadows.

Amidst the grotesque apologias delivered by these sadly debilitated and frightened individuals, one statement caught my attention.

It was an admission made by the enshrouded "Jane Doe," who said to the FOX News camera: "No, I don't regret any of the actions. None. None. The airlines did exactly - exactly what they should a did. And if their - if they wouldn't have did any act - you know - done any action, there definitely would have been some action on the plane by the passengers."

These words seem to indicate that the anger and fear level among the passengers on the plane had reached such a fever pitch that - had the airline crew not intervened - there would have been violent action directed against the six Imams by their fellow passengers.

If this is, indeed, the case, it means that it is just a matter of time before some crazed group of terrified Americans kills some innocent person in the mistaken belief that he or she is a "terrorist."

If that happens, it will be the likes of Sean Hannity and FOX News that bear the lion's share of the blame for instilling such an irrational level of fear in the psyches of those who live in America's heartland.