News Muslims File Lawsuit After Being Removed From American Airlines Flight

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  1. BethSucks

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    3 Muslims, Sikh kicked off flight because of their looks, lawsuit says
    (CNN)A 23-year-old New York man remembers being "dramatically" woken up by a flight attendant who "demanded" he exit the aircraft.

    Believing the plane was undergoing an emergency evacuation, he complied, only to realize later that he was being singled out.

    The man, identified only by the initials "W.H" in a lawsuit filed Monday, along with three of his friends, Shan Anand, Faimul Alam, and another friend identified by the initials M.K., are alleging they were asked to leave an American Airlines Flight from Toronto to New York in early December because of their appearance.

    Three of the four men ejected from the flight are Muslim; another is Sikh. Three of the four are of South Asian descent and one is of Arab descent. All the men are U.S. citizens in their 20s and all four were sitting near the front of the plane, the lawsuit states.

    When they asked the flight crew why they were being removed, the flight attendant told them to exit "peacefully" and "demanded" they return to the gate and await further directions, according to the lawsuit.

    "It basically made me feel like a criminal," W.H. told CNN in a phone interview. "It was like I was put on a pedestal where everyone is pointing at you. I was frightened that they were frightened."

    It was only after the plane took off that an airline agent told the men "they could not board because the crew members, and specifically the captain, felt uneasy and uncomfortable with their presence on the flight and as such, refused to fly unless they were removed from the flight." When the group asked the agent whether their appearance had contributed to their removal, "being that they are dark skinned and had beards," the agent responded that their appearance "did not help," the lawsuit said.

    Two of their other friends, one Hispanic and one Pakistani, were assigned seats in the rear of the aircraft and were not asked to leave the original flight. All four men were allowed to board a subsequent flight after that flight's captain allowed them to board, the lawsuit said.

    The four men are seeking damages, alleging the airline "disgracefully engaged in the discrimination ... based on their perceived race, color, ethnicity, alienage and/or national origin," the lawsuit reads.
     
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    Whaaaaaa.......
     
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    Omg I'm screaming.

    I wish I could use this excuse for everybody. "Your appearance doesn't help. Please leave. You're ugly."
     
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    I bet they smelled like rotting feet.
     
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    Obama has already approved a payout of $5 million dollars for each victim. :woot: :party:
     
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    I know I'm an asshole. I don't want hard core Muslims on my flight.

    Get frustrated b/c I get stopped and frisked, yet those guys with turbans go through security with no problem.
     
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    I feel bad for the Sikh
    :chair:
     
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    I've become more and more heartless every day. Fuck you turban wearing freaks. Stay out of my country. Fuck your feelings. Fuck you. You smell like curry, you smell spicy, it's disgusting.
     
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    When 2 in 10 that looks like that is a radical, it's kind of their problem, not ours.
     
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    Yeah, Sikh's aren't Muslim, though - in fact I thought (I mean I don't know the whole history) that they're profoundly anti-Muslim :dontknow:
     
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    Yes Dlist, I don't want to be this way. I'm a very loving person but you push people to the edge. You can push anyone to the edge. and that happened in the past year for me
     
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    We should not only ban their entry, we should deport those already here.
    Screw the constitution, it's only followed when it's convenient anyway.
     
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    They are the 7-11 ones, not the 9-11 ones, but they need to be aware that is culture people not named the US citizens created. 3 were muzzie though, and we know those are bad.
     
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    They don't look or act like us, fuck em too.
    This country was supposed to be a melting pot, but some refuse to melt and instead form their own little faction, or tribe within our society.
    Somehow assimilation has become a dirty word.
     
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    Perhaps they should be made to bang Amy Schumer? :giggle:
     
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    Can the airline countersue for olfactory damages?
     
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    Well, I'm not flying anymore unless I can possibly help it. Who needs these headaches ....
     
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    They ran this scam in Minneapolis about 5 years ago.