Complaint Filed Against Southwest Airlines For Ejecting Passenger Speaking Arabic

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A complaint has been filed against Southwest Airlines of the US by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. This incident took place in April on a flight from Los Angeles to Oakland. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi who is studying at Berkeley, University of California, was ejected after a fellow passenger complained about him.

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi Photo Twitter/@KhairyMakhzoomi
Khairuldeen Makhzoomi Photo Twitter/@KhairyMakhzoomi

Khairuldeen was speaking on phone to his uncle in Arabic. He mentioned the name of terrorist group ISIS as a passing comment. A passenger who knew Arabic mentioned this to the crew. Khairuldeen was subsequently ejected. He was actually referencing a speech given by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he had attended. The incident has been reported to the Department of Transportation.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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