Monday, April 18, 2016

Muslims on planes in the US

From Basim: "A Muslim Maryland woman claims she was kicked off a Southwest flight after she asked to switch seats because of her religious beliefs."

It all started, according to Makhzoomi, after he decided to call his uncle in Baghdad after getting on the plane. While he waited for takeoff on his flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, they chatted in Arabic about an event he'd been excited to attend the day before: a dinner with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "One guy came with police officers within two minutes -- I can't believe how fast they were -- and told me to get off the plane," he said."