A Muslim woman was booted off a plane recently because…..she asked to change seats. That’s right, we have officially reverted back to the same level of paranoia as experienced before the rise of the Nazis.
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Hakima Abdulle was flying on Southwest Airlines to Seattle this week when she asked to switch seats with another passenger. A stewardess decided this made her feel ‘uncomfortable’ and so this poor woman was actually asked to leave the plane.
Her husband, Abukar Fadaw, is understandably super pissed and has called for an investigation into the incident which he believes is religiously motivated. Speaking at a press conference at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Abukar said:
She was humiliated because of her religion and the way she dressed.
Apparently the pair were on their way to see their niece who was about to give birth. After the passenger happily obliged to switch seats, the flight attendant intervened and asked her to leave, while completely ignoring her husband’s question on why this was happening.
After being escorted out of the gate, Hamika had to wait for hours before getting on the next flight. Not only is this incredibly rude and prejudice, but Southwest Airlines have even refused to provide an explanation and just released this statement:
Information available, collected at the time of the event, indicates that our employees followed proper procedures in response to this customer’s actions while onboard the aircraft.
Out of respect for the customer’s privacy, we will not share specifics about her conduct or travel experience.
Southwest Employees welcome hundreds of millions of Customers onboard annually.
We are not in the business of removing passengers from flights without reason, our goal is to get each one of our Customers to their final destination safely. We are responsible for the comfort of all passengers and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.
Meh. Not good enough if you ask me. That stewardess literally had no reason behind her terrible behaviour and it just goes to show how people are now allowed to make sweeping generalisations about an entire culture and religion for no reason.
A bit like this utter twonk who asked a random Muslim woman to ‘explain Brussels’ before getting ruthlessly trolled on Twitter.