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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:39 PM
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Muslim pilot reveals shock at being ordered off flight
A British Muslim airline pilot yesterday described the "humiliating" moment when he was hauled off a transatlantic flight just before take-off.

Amar Ashraf, 28, who was born in Wrexham, North Wales, said he felt "demoralised and humiliated" after being told to leave the flight to Newark by a stewardess, and then being questioned by armed police. He believes his removal was down to having a "Muslim-sounding name".

Mr Ashraf, 28, a British Pakistani who was returning to his job as a commercial pilot in the US, will this week lodge a formal complaint with Continental Airlines, with whom he was travelling, as well as with the US authorities.


His complaint follows growing concern among British Muslims over incidents in which Asian people have been removed from flights, as well as anger over the "passenger mutiny" in which two men were ordered off a plane bound for Manchester.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article12...
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thepurpose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:49 PM
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1. This is what we have come to. Everyone happy now.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:02 PM
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2. Oh right!!!! I remember this movie....
It was just like this when I moved to the south in 1965 and intergrated an all-white school. Yeah. Here we go again......
:grr:
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:50 PM
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3. duct tape
Why didn't Continental personnel simply duct tape the hell out of him to his seat? That would almost be more hospitable than what they did.
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