Prayer rooms would only aid terrorists, says Robert Spencer

Following the forcible removal of six imams from a US Airways flight, officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have said they will consider setting aside a private area for prayer and meditation. Robert Spencer is not impressed:

“Imagine how convenient it would have been for Muhammad Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari and the rest of them on 9/11 if they had had access to a place like this. They would have had a nice Muslims-only room where they could gather and arrange their boxcutters and other necessary materials in peace, go over details of strategy – and get in their final prayers. Now that would have been thoughtful airport service.”

Jihad Watch, 2 December 2006

Except that, if Spencer had bothered to read the report, instead of just gleefully seizing on an opportunity to asociate Islam with terrorism, he would see that the airport officials are not proposing a “Muslims-only room” but rather a private area for prayer and meditation generally.