Sep 20, 2019

Muslim men blame racial profiling for flight cancellation

Two Muslim men in the US have demanded an investigation after they say they were subjected to racial and religious profiling on a flight home to Dallas. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah allege their flight was cancelled because crew members did not feel comfortable flying with the men. An American Airlines statement said "Concerns raised by a crew member and a passenger" forced the cancellation. On 14 September, both men were booked to travel from Birmingham, Alabama home to Dallas, Texas on an American Airlines flight operated by regional carrier Mesa Airlines. Shortly afterwards the crew told all passengers that the flight was cancelled and they had to disembark the plane.

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