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CAIR calls for probe of Southwest Airlines after Muslim passenger was removed during safety protocol.

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CAIR’s expectation that airlines should disregard Muslim characteristics during the process of exercising due diligence for passenger safety is irrational.  Acquiescing to CAIR’s position could have dire consequences.

Shoebat.com reported on April 21, 2016:  What The Media Didn’t Tell You About Arabic-Speaking Muslim Student Who Got Kicked Off Southwest Airlines

By BI: The mainstream media went ballistic after learning that an Iraqi student was removed from a flight after an alleged ‘Islamophobic’ woman reported him because she heard him speaking Arabic. Left wing pundits and Muslim advocacy groups demanded to know why “speaking Arabic” is a reason to remove someone from a plane and were calling for boycotts of Southwest Airlines.

What the media conveniently left out is that the (see-something-say-something) woman is a native Arabic speaker and said he was talking about terror group ISIS.

LawNewz  The media were in a tizzy after Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, said he was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for speaking in Arabic during a phone conversation with his uncle prior to takeoff.

Makhzoomi told the Post that he called his uncle, who lives in Baghdad, after boarding a Southwest Airlines flight in Los Angeles earlier this month. He says the two had a conversation in Arabic about an event Makhzoomi attended the night before.

Makhzoomi says he received strange looks from a woman who then got up and he believes reported him to the flight crew.  The next thing he knew, Makhzoomi says he was escorted off the plane and eventually taken into an interrogation room where he was questioned by the FBI before ultimately being released.

Well, on Tuesday, on Happening Now on Fox News, guest host Heather Nauert provided some important additional details about the story that somehow did not make it into the Washington Post profile on Monday.

According to the Happening Now report, the woman who allegedly reported Makhzoomi to the airline crew was actually an Arabic speaker herself.  This woman reportedly said that she overheard Makhzoomi mention ISIS and possibly another terror group during his phone conversation and that is why she alerted the airline crew.

Perhaps that explains why Makhzoomi has reportedly turned down offers from multiple lawyers to file a lawsuit against the airline. For the record, both lawyers who appeared in the legal segment on Happening Now where this report was discussed both agreed that under these circumstances, Makhzoomi likely does not have a valid claim against the airline.

The Council on American Islamic Relations issued a news released on Aril 16, 2016 titled CAIR to Call for Bias Probe After Maryland Muslim Removed from Southwest Flight in Chicago.   The Baltimore Sun reports in part:  

An advocacy group is calling for an investigation after a Muslim woman from Maryland said she was removed Wednesday from a Southwest Airlines flight "without any credible explanation."

Zainab Chaudry, an official with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the Takoma Park resident had boarded a Seattle-bound aircraft in Chicago when airline employees told her she would not be permitted to take the flight.

The woman, who is of Somalian descent and was wearing a hijab, or headscarf, was escorted to the ticket counter, where she waited three hours for a connecting flight, said Chaudry, who described the experience as humiliating for the woman.

Earlier, the woman was on a flight from Reagan Airport in Washington to Chicago when she asked the passenger beside her if he would switch seats with her so she could have a window seat, Chaudry said. She told CAIR officials the man agreed and was about to make the change when a flight attendant intervened, telling both they would not be allowed to move, according to Chaudry.

Southwest did not respond to calls seeking comment.

CAIR also called Southwest Airlines for an explanation Wednesday but got no response and received no response to a follow-up letter Thursday, Chaudry said.

CAIR called Southwest Airlines for an explanation Wednesday but got no response and received no response to a follow-up letter Thursday, Chaudry said. “We don’t know for sure whether this was a case of religious bias, but because we have received no credible explanation, we’re going public,” she said.

CAIR has called a news conference with the woman at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for Friday morning to "make sure Southwest does its due diligence," Chaudry said..


Ironically, Southwest Airlines IS performing due diligence but for the public safety of passengers. 

Dallas News reports:  

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has tallied at least six incidents of Muslims being removed from flights since the start of 2016 and has had more than 15 similar cases referred to the organization dating back to 2013.

Airlines have uniformly denied that discrimination or bias factor into their decisions to remove passengers from planes, but federal restrictions on sensitive safety information prevents them from detailing the thought process or procedures leading up to the removals.

CAIR’s expectation that airlines should disregard Muslim characteristics during the process of exercising due diligence for passenger safety is irrational.  Acquiescing to CAIR’s position could have dire consequences.

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Author: ffa   20160425   Category: CAIR  FFA: on
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