2 Muslims Kicked Off Flight Sue Airlines

By TRAVIS LOLLER | December 21, 2011

Two Muslim men who were kicked off an airplane in May after the pilot objected to their presence are suing Delta Air Lines Inc. and Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc., which operated the flight from Memphis, Tenn., to Charlotte, N.C.

According to a suit filed in federal court in Memphis on Monday, the men went through several security checks. It claims the pilot’s stated reason for removing the men was that their presence would make other passengers uncomfortable.

The men are described in the suit as having beards and “traditional Arabic clothing.”

The suit seeks compensation for their losses and injuries as well as punitive damages.

Calls to the airlines were not immediately returned.

The men were traveling to attend a conference on how to deal with discrimination against Muslims.

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  • December 22, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Sad State of Affairs says:
    I cannot believe these posts. If the story is accurate, the gentlemen involved did nothing to warrant their eviction from the flight. And you Jester, shame on you. I suppose a... read more
  • December 22, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Bartleby says:
    On one hand, I don't think people should be kicked off an airplane just because they look different. If they are behaving badly or, due to rational evidence, pose a threat to ... read more
  • December 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Jester says:
    Here's a hint on how to avoid discrimination. Dress like an American, not in your third world traditional rags. People are supposed to come here and assimilate, not force Am... read more

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