Delta Air Lines is being accused of racially (what ‘race’ is Muslim?) profiling a Muslim husband and wife from West Chester, the Cincinnati chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relation)s claimed today.
WCPO CAIR-Cincinnati is filing a complaint against Delta with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The airline singled out the Muslim couple for removal from a flight to Paris after a flight attendant said she was not comfortable with them on the plane, according to the group.
Faisal and Nazia Ali recounted their experience for reporters during a news conference Thursday afternoon. “It’s kind of humiliating,” Nazia Ali said of being removed from the airplane.
“We call on the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a thorough examination into the prevailing practices of major American air carriers, including Delta Air Lines, and to develop policy guidelines on the objective factors that are to be considered when determining that a passenger may legally be removed from a flight,” the group said in its announcement.
Delta issued the following statement: “Delta Air Lines does not discriminate nor do we condone discrimination against any of our customers in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or gender. We are concerned by the allegations and are looking into what transpired.”
This isn’t the first time Muslims have been ejected from Delta: