Sounds like a circus act, and to some extent it is.
Profiling is the single best tool we have available to deter or prevent airplane hijackings, short of terrorist assassinations overseas. The fact that we don't use it is a prime example of our non-seriousness about the threat Islamists pose to everyone. We hear wails of indignation anytime a Muslim in the US catches a cross-eyed glance from the terror apologists at CAIR, and the media hype every instance. Yet even though Muslims outnumber Jews significantly in this country, hate crimes against Jews dwarf any inconveniences suffered by Muslims, somehow it is the innocent Muslims who the press ensures are seen as victims.
The most recent atrocity committed by jack-booted, Islamophobic airline folks involves the 6 Imams booted from their flight. The apologist line is that they were persecuted for the crime of Flying while Muslim, and calls for boycotts and pray ins abounded. Actually a boycott by Muslims of an airline would be an advertising bonanza if they had the stones to advertise "Fly jihadi-free with US Airways". But back to our innocent religious scholars who were treated unfairly and unreasonably by the airlines right? Not quite that simple, from the Washington Times.
Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers, according to witnesses, police reports and aviation security officials.