Muslim woman declares discrimination on United Flight

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? 2010 OG Gold

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    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/30/us/united-flight-muslim-chaplain/

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, she seems like a little bitch for making such a huge deal out of it. On the other hand, if the flight attendant did hand an unopened can to another passenger, then it probably is some kind of discrimination. I'm leaning toward, deal with it. Your brothers and sisters have put you in this position. Lastly, I believe that the passenger that told her to fuck off might be a member here.

    A simple request for an unopened can of Diet Coke on a United Airlines flight left Tahera Ahmad in tears.

    A Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University, Ahmad, 31, was traveling Friday from Chicago to Washington for a conference promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth. She was wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

    For hygienic reasons, she asked for an unopened can of soda, she said. The flight attendant told her that she could not give her one but then handed an unopened can of beer to a man seated nearby. Ahmad questioned the flight attendant.

    "We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a weapon on the plane," she recalled the flight attendant telling her..........




    I'm skeptical about CNN being able to report a story correctly so I'll wait and see if the story is picked up by anyone else.
     
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    I thought them people only drank dirty puddle water
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    A weapon?
    What's she gonna do, shake it up and spray it on someone? :wtf:
     
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    They never give you a full can of pop on an airplane. At least not for the last 15 years.

    They always take a small plastic cup fill it with ice and put about a 1/2oz of soda in it. It's not for safety, it's so the single can can serve the whole plane. It's called being cheap.

    You get a full can of beer because you paid for it, it's not a comp like the soda.
     
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    Never seen bad boys have you?
     
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    I think you are confusing full and unopened.
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member VIP

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    No. :oops:

    If I had to guess, put it in a sock and bash someone over the head with it?
     
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    That's what Sean penn did yes
     
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    potroast Well-Known Member VIP

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    That visual is nether funny or fun! :mad:
     
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    i'm so sick of hypersensitive assholes. they should be ignored/beaten.
     
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    Well you don't get a can on a flight be it full or unopened. What's confusing about that to you?.
     
  13. cutiger

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    Yes you do. They open, pour, and leave what's leftover (if you ask).

    This lady learned a valuable lesson. Life sucks/isn't fair; move on.
     
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    And then she had to blab about it on her Facebook page..horrible time that we live in when we have to cry about it on social media. "Look at me! Look at me! My feelings were hurt!"
    Fuck you , you dirty slurpee , big bite cunt.
     
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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
     
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    She walks around as a victim looking for a crime. CNN is more than willing to help.

    When's the last time they followed up on the lives of all the kids whose parents died in the 911 highjackings?
     
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    a black girl held up a bank yrs. ago here in AZ.
    she walked in a Wells Fargo and claimed she had a bomb inside of a Coke can
    and the stupid teller gave her money.
     
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    I call bullshit. This never happened.
     
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    the flight attendant is full of shit. there is no other reason to tell the woman that other than racial profiling.
     
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    i've gotten unopened cans every time i ask.