While the imams continue to do all they can to make this into an incident that will end all scrutiny of Muslims in airports, US Airways is still refusing to kowtow. From RTTNews, with thanks to Twostellas:
(RTTNews) – A spokeswoman for the US Airways Group Inc, the operator of the plane from which the six imams were removed on last Monday, expressed regret at the incident and said that the company is planning to meet with the imams later this week.
US Airways Group Inc. spokeswoman Andrea Rader said that the prayer was never the issue. She added that one passenger mistook the imams to be saying what he thought were anti-U.S. statements and informed the flight crew. Moreover the imams were moving about in the plane which forced the flight crew to consult with the airline about whether they might pose a security risk, she said.
“We’re sorry the imams had a difficult time, but we do think the crews have to make these calls and we think they made the right one,” she said.