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Muslim woman vs. airline

Muslim woman removed from US flight because of headscarf wants crew disciplined

A Muslim woman from San Diego wants a Southwest Airlines crew disciplined for removing her from a flight for wearing a headscarf.


Irum Abassi says Wednesday she was forced off a San Jose-bound flight in San Diego on Sunday because a flight attendant found her to be suspicious.


Abassi says she was told that a flight attendant overheard her say on her cell phone "it's a go."


Abassi told reporters that she said, "I've got to go," before hanging up because the flight was about to depart.


Southwest Airlines apologized to Abassi and gave her a voucher for another flight.


Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is looking into the matter, but will not disclose internal actions.



פרסום ראשון: 03.16.11, 22:50
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