Yeah right. You didn't really believe that...did you?
What they actually did was quickly issue a statement urging Americans to pretend it has not been Muslim males trying to blow up planes...and to continue screening red headed two year olds as diligently as Ebrahim from Yemen.
"A Muslim advocacy group is urging passengers, crews and security personnel to avoid ethnic and religious "profiling" in the wake of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight in Detroit on Christmas Day.
In a statement, Ibrahim Hooper of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations says, "While everyone supports robust airline security measures, racial and religious profiling are in fact counterproductive and can lead to a climate of insecurity and fear." (source)
I'm sure the passengers aboard the two flights that were targeted over this Christmas weekend would feel more at ease knowing that if their planes would have exploded in mid air...it wouldn't have been terrorism. According to our President, just a "man-caused disaster." (source)