Dem Politician Appointed by Obama Defends Muslim Airline that Bans Israeli Jews

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Anthony Foxx was the Democratic Mayor of Charlotte. Obama called him an “impressive leader” when he appointed him Secretary of Transportation and he certainly is leading when it comes to defending Muslim discrimination against Israeli Jews.

In late 2013, a formal complaint was filed with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) alleging illegal discrimination by Kuwait Airways (KA) on the basis of national origin, in violation of federal law proscribing such discrimination by air carriers. The complaint concerned the airline’s refusal to transport Israeli nationals on nonstop flights from New York to London.

The Secretary denied the complaint earlier this year, asserting that KA had not violated any U.S. anti-discrimination law because the airline is required to comply with Kuwaiti law, which prohibits Israeli passport holders from entering Kuwait. As the attorney now pursuing this matter correctly articulated, “In essence, the Secretary determined that Kuwait Airways did not violate U.S. law because that airline was required by Kuwaiti law to discriminate against Israeli nationals.” The Secretary’s rationale is particularly unfounded because the flight at issue goes from New York to London; the fact that Israeli passport holders cannot enter Kuwait is wholly irrelevant. Moreover, if any entity conducts business in the United States, it must comply with U.S. law.

Dissatisfied with the response, Eldad Gatt, who filed the initial complaint, commenced an action in U.S. federal court in March 2014, appealing the Secretary’s denial and requesting appropriate relief, arguing that “[t]he Secretary has officially endorsed Kuwait Airways’ policy of boycotting Israeli nationals, and has explicitly authorized Kuwait Airways to continue its blatantly discriminatory practices.”

Gatt’s petition was served to Foxx and Holder. The agency has tried to hide behind Kuwait’s passport laws, but if Kuwait wants to operate an airline serving non-Muslim countries and in transit between non-Muslim countries, it has to operate under US laws.

If Kuwait Airlines were to deny a ticket to a gay man because homosexuality is against the law in Kuwait, would Holder and Foxx and Obama be okay with that?

Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, told Al Rai that he wants to use a “gay detector test” to keep LGBT expatriates out of Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC).

“We will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays,” he said in a translation provided by Gulf News.

What about denying tickets to unaccompanied women? How far will Obama, Foxx and Holder go in defending Islamic bigotry?

 

  • Angry Leprecauhn

    Just another Muslim loving communists Niggerr~

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      How much does ACORN pay provacteurs these days for coming to a conservative web site and posting comments to make it look like conservatives endorse racism?

      • Chad

        I am glad you called Angry Leprecauhn out.

  • wileyvet

    Aren’t we glad we rescued Kuwait from the evil Saddam? How about NO Muslims on aircraft period, and no more Muslims entering the west? We have to start pushing back and slam them with their own bigotry and intolerance. No more immigrants, work visas, guest or student visas to Muslims period. Let them all go back to wherever and relish in their Islam. Modernity and education has not helped any of them so they do not need to be here.

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      Sorry, that’s a gross overstatement. Ban terrorists, not Muslims.

      • Ned

        I would like to believe it. as sterling as you seem to be you seem to be as rare a bird as Zuhdi Jasser.
        Does Mr Jasser get much play on TV? He did in fox. How about the on the MSM?
        The only reason Ibrahim Hooper is not on TV more is that too many people would break their televisions. Fox used to have on often.
        Between George Bush’s outreach and Fox News’s bit, people were pumped. But then 911 came and people came to see Mr. Hooper for who he really was.
        People wanted to go there, but on inspection decided that they were being had.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          Hooper is a piece of work, all right. He’s the Muslim equivalent of Al Sharpton — a bigoted, dangerous liar masquerading as an advocate for civil rights. Then again, David Duke claims to be protecting people’s rights, too.

          • Ned

            More than one pundit has said on the radio that Oral Roberts, who started the Moral Majority, went to Louisiana to campaign against David Duke, when he ran for governor.
            I am seeing more Nidal Hassans than Muslim Oral Roberts.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            “I am seeing more Nidal Hassans than Muslim Oral Roberts.”
            Yeah, courageous moderate Muslims seem to be few and far between. One of them seems to be the journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.

      • wileyvet

        It is Muslims, who, by following the teachings of Mohammad, the malignant narcissist, are compelled to wage jihad in the name of Allah until the entire world comes to Islam. I know what the Koran says, I know what the Ahadith say, I know what is preached by every Imam and scholar in Fiqh says. I know that Islam is completely and utterly incompatible with western values. I know that the Sharia is an abomination and cannot coexist with the US Constitution nor any other western constitution. Islam is a supremacist religion and is not intended to be equal with any other religion, but to dominate. The Koran sanctions vicious hatred towards Jews and Christians and all other belief systems. Muslims are exhorted to fight the unbelievers until they submit and pay the Jizya and feel themselves subdued. If you are a Muslim, then of course you know this, and are practicing Taqiyya, and Kitman as permitted in Islam, to further the cause just like every Muslim spokesperson does. The jihadist we recognize and are disgusted by their actions yet it is the stealth jihadist or their dupes which are the other side of the same Muslim coin. Your goals are the same, just different methodology in achieving them.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Unfortunately, we learned too late, that Saddam was the lesser evil.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Obama is being consistent. Continuing his kowtowing to islamofascist regimes that started shortly after his inauguration when he went to the Middle East and Egypt, groveling on his apology tour and later bowing to the saudi king.

  • Judy Jones

    just another left wing nut job from charlotte. I’m really surprised that this admin allowed the fbi to arrest the dem, (former) mayor of charlotte for doing the same thing all other dems have gotten away with..maybe he did not give his tribute to the admin. he was a butt buddy with foxx

  • nakba to savages

    After the Malaysian airline disappearance that was flown by Muslim pilots any person in his right mind would not board a plane that has a good probability of having a Muslim pilot.

  • Silver Gonzales

    Best thing is to ban Muslims from being in the Western Hemisphere nor flying on any non Muslim owned or controlled Muslim airliner. They can use camels or flying carpets or a backseat in Holder’s car.

  • Silver Gonzales

    The issue is how far will the CIA,CFR and FBI go to protect Islam? That is the real question and when will they stop?

    • pete

      whenever berrie tells them to… if we manage to get a chance to elect someone new, watch how he REALLY turns up the screws for the FULL fundamental transformation.

  • carpe diem 36

    what do you expect from a person Obama nominates? are you surprise? if he were not what he is Obama would not have nominated him. it is just that simple.

  • Sharknado

    Muslims defend muslims…that’s what they do…now do you understand what has happened to America?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “If Kuwait Airlines were to deny a ticket to a gay man because homosexuality is against the law in Kuwait, would Holder and Foxx and Obama be okay with that?”

    Yeah, probably.

    • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

      Not sure, my first thought when I saw the picture up there was Obama looked like he was ready to kiss Foxx-even looks like Obama has his eyes closed

  • jukin

    Of course if gays are discriminated against the Obama regime will be up in arms. On the scale of “Equals” only the white Christian male is below the Jew.

  • Jerry G

    Any Jew or Israeli who uses an Arab airline is an idiot for whom I have no sympathy. There are plenty of other airlines to use.

  • Fred Fox River

    Oops! Another dumbass, bigoted teabag sucker who wants to regulate companies. Keep sucking balls.