Muslim Community Calls Plane Incident Islam Phobia
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man, described as wearing traditional Muslim clothing was yanked off a plane and questioned by the FBI after spending an unusually long time in the planes bathroom. So is it racial profiling?
Investigators say, in the end they found nothing wrong and everyone re-boarded the plane two hours later. Those in the Muslim community say the incident is another example of "Islam-o-phobia."
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Another side of the story....
Plane ‘security scare’ delays flight at Memphis airport
A man in traditional Muslim clothing caused a “security scare” at Memphis International Airport Tuesday morning, officials said.
The incident began on a Toronto-bound regional jet operated by Comair while the plane was on the ground in Memphis, airport vice president Scott Brockman said.
The man, who wasn’t feeling well, went into the bathroom for what the flight crew thought was an excessive amount of time.
When he left, an attendant inspected the bathroom and saw that part of the toilet hood was dislodged. At that point, the crew had the man, his wife and child — also in traditional clothing — exit the plane, Brockman said
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