I HAVEN’T STOPPED LAUGHING…

THIS MUSLIM CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY USING A TERM LIKE ‘BLOW AWAY’ AND NEW YORK IN THE SAME SENTENCE MIGHT ALARM SOME PEOPLE…

‘Blow away’ competition text lands Muslim in Canada jail

AFPFebruary 3, 2012

MONTREAL, Feb 3, 2012 (AFP) – A Muslim businessman in Canada became a terror  suspect for telling his sales staff in a text message to “blow away” the  competition at a New York City trade show, a religious association said  Friday.

Moroccan-born Saad Allami, who works as a telecommunications company sales  manager, was arrested three days after he sent the message in January 2011 and  detained while police searched his home, said the Muslim Council of  Montreal.

“The whole time, the officers kept repeating to the plaintiff’s wife that her  husband was a terrorist,” said court filings in a lawsuit filed by Allami, cited  by local media. Allami was released after four hours of questioning.

Some of his colleagues reportedly claimed they were also held for hours at  the Canada-US border on account of the accusations made against their boss.

“Mr Allami’s statements, when considered in the context of which they were  given, were nothing to draw such alarm or suspicion,” said Salam Elmenyawi,  president of the Muslim Council of Montreal.

“It is clear that his arrest was the result of racial profiling and a  knee-jerk reaction to label him as a terror suspect simply due to his religious  background.”

Allami is seeking Can$100,000 ($100,603) from Quebec’s provincial police, a  police sergeant and the justice department for unlawful detention, unlawful  arrest, loss of income and damage to his reputation.

The Quebec Superior Court is to hear the case on March  5.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Blow+away+competition+text+lands+Muslim+Canada+jail/6099224/story.html#ixzz1lQ2WgcMP

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