Dec 19 2011
Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated CAIR Litigation Jihadists are shaking down another airline, Delta, for trying to protect its passengers from what the pilot believed to be potential terrorists – praying “Allahu Akbar” Muslims.
Commercial Appeal Two Muslim clerics who were kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight in Memphis on their way to a religious conference in May have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta and a partnering airline.
On May 6, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul, who were both dressed in traditional Muslim attire, were traveling to a conference in Charlotte, N.C., hosted by the North American Imams Federation. The topic of the conference was “Islamophobia.”
Rahman, who is originally from Pakistan, is an Arabic-language adjunct professor at the University of Memphis. Zaghloul, who is originally from Egypt, is a religious leader at the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis.
At Memphis International Airport, the men were cleared to fly during an initial TSA checkpoint and again after a random, secondary check and search at the gate. (That’s because the TSA limits enhanced screening to 95-year old white grandmothers. We never hear Muslims complaining about TSA screening which is why the pilots have to take extra precautions)
Shortly after the plane began to taxi on the runway, the pilot announced they’d be returning to the gate. The clerics were ordered to get their bags and get off the plane.
According to the lawsuit, a Delta supervisor told the men that the pilot “believed the mere presence and perception of the Plaintiffs on his plane would make other passengers feel uncomfortable.” (Yeah, Americans are funny about that, every time they hear “Allahu Akbar” on a plane, they think they are going to die)
The lawsuit says the pilot’s decision was based on “arbitrary and capricious reasons, including his personal preconceived notions of race, religion and national origin.”(No, only their Muslim origins)
The lawsuit also lists as a defendant Atlantic Southeast Airlines, the Delta Connection carrier that was operating the flight. (CAIR would sue the passengers too if Congress hadn’t passed a law preventing it because of the last ‘Flying Imams’ incident)
“In their attempt to attend a national conference about countering the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul . . . came face-to-face with the discrimination they hoped to learn how to diminish,” the lawsuit says.
They are asking the court to declare the pilot’s actions were wrong and prohibit the airlines from discriminating against passengers. They’re also seeking compensatory and punitive damages.