The Democratic majority in Congress are used a technicality to block the so-called John Doe amendment sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) from being included in the 9/11 security bill. The John Doe amendment is more formally called the Protecting Americans Fighting Terrorism Act. It specifically ensures that any person who voluntarily reports suspicious activity in good faith will be granted immunity from civil liability for the disclosure.
For some reason the Democrats have chosen to side with islamofascist terrorists and prevent US citizens any measure of legal protection for protecting themselves and this nation!
This all started because 6 Imams were removed from US Airways Flight 300 from Minneapolis to Phoenix. The reason for their removal was several reports from passengers regarding suspicious behavior. The suspicious behavior included, praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted “Allah” when passengers were called for boarding; switching from their assigned seats to a pattern associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks; and asking for seat belt extenders although none of the men appeared to be overweight.
The Imams, with the help of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), filed a federal lawsuit against US Airways, Metropolitan Airports Commission and the “John Doe” passengers who reported the Imams’ suspicious behavior.
Apparently the Democrats – latter day Janissaries – don’t want American citizens to be free to report criminal behavior. So I guess the new signs on trains and other transit systems will say If you see something Just Say Nothing!
Election Note: McCain and Clinton voted for the amendment; Obama abstained.