While Americans yawned through another weekend, watching television or playing catch with their kids, the greatest human rights violation in our nation's troubled history took place in the sky above Chicago.
Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim chaplain at Northwestern University who has participated in MSA and ISNA events, and gotten her photo taken with Obama, was denied an unopened Diet Coke.
"Muslim Chaplain Tahera Ahmad Denied Diet Coke," NBC News blared. "I Can't Help But Cry," the CNN headline declaims. "'No Diet Coke for you': Islamophobia at 30000 feet," bleated The Guardian.