Case 1.) Sowdi tampers with smoke detector in toilet:
Flight attendant raised concerns about a smoke detector in a lavatory used by aÂ University of North DakotaÂ Muslim student fromÂ SaudiÂ Arabia. The student and two other Muslim students he was traveling with were detained and questioned by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents and the local FBI for five hours….
Case 2.) Four Muslim men were escorted off a Delta flight when it landed at theMinneapolis-St. PaulÂ International Airport last month. A flight attendant had reported suspicious behavior….
Case 3.) On Tuesday, a Muslim family inÂ TennesseeÂ was removed from a Delta flight operated by Comair at theMemphisÂ International Airport. According to a Comair spokesperson, the “crew became concerned when a passenger exited the lavatory after an extended period of time and damage was found in the lavatory.”
CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam blames Juan Williams:
Ms. Islam cited remarks by former NPR analystÂ Juan WilliamsÂ that seemed to legitimize profiling Muslim passengers. NPR terminated Williams’ contract after he said, “[I]f I see people who are inÂ MuslimÂ garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.” Ms. Islam noted that none of the terrorists in past incidents on airplanes wore “Muslim garb.”
“We believe these incidents are based on stereotyping that targets Muslim passengers and those perceived to be Muslim.”
In 2006, six imams, or
Islamic religious leaders Mohammedan agit-props, filed a lawsuit against US Airways after they were removed from a flight inÂ MinneapolisÂ based on their race and religion. The imams and the air carrier settled out of court last year.