Once again, Muslims pull ou their favorite “victim card.” Muslim newlyweds want you to believe that they and their 20 wedding guests were booted off a Jetstar flight simply because they are Muslim – but as usual, there’s another side to this story. The 22-strong group were escorted from the plane by 15 security guards and dumped inside Denpasar Airport at 2am last Monday.
Daily Mail (h/t Adrian G) The drama began when one wedding guest, Mike Mahmoud, was involved in an exchange with staff over a fault with the in-flight entertainment, Nine News reported.
Is it the beard? It feels like it might be,’ Mr Mahmoud was heard saying to the flight attendant in previously unseen footage, appearing to suggest he was not being treated fairly because of his faith.
Other passengers were heard gasping at Mr Mahmoud’s remark, but he and others in the group later insisted it was justified. I really truly don’t believe I was arrogant, I just wanted to get home,’ Mr Mahmoud said. The group continued to argue with airline staff once escorted off the plane and into the terminal.
‘I didn’t do anything. I don’t need you to speak to me like this, do you understand?,’ Mrs Aslan was heard saying in video. Where’s the lady that started this s**t before? This is very racist.’
Mrs Aslan doubled down on her comments in an interview with Nine News. ‘Personally, it did feel like we were being attacked for looking ethnic and being Muslim,’ Mrs Aslan said.
Selim Tutunca, one of the 22 passengers escorted off the plane, claimed the group was unfairly targeted. ‘We were racially, verbally and physically assaulted by both Jetstar crew members and Bali airport officials. We have footage of all of this,’ he wrote on the Jetstar Australia Facebook page.
While the wedding entourage insist they were unfairly treated by Jetstar, a number of passengers on board the plane claimed they were disruptive.
The plane was taxing to the runway when the group started showing signs of ‘aggression’, one passenger claimed. ‘This wasn’t tolerated at all by the cabin crew and the pilot took us back to where we board the plane… he said we were waiting on security to come and remove the family,’ she said.