FLY DELTA! They refused to fly the body of Ibragim Todashev, shot dead by the FBI in Orlando, back to Russia

Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by an FBI agent during questioning in Orlando. Todashev was being questioned about a grisly triple murder believed to be committed by the two men.

And this wasn’t the first time Delta refused to fly Muslims.


Boston Globe  Almost a month after he was shot and killed by a Boston FBI agent, Ibragim Todashev’s body was loaded on a 5:40 p.m. flight to Russia on Tuesday, after Delta Airlines refused, concluding his family’s nearly monthlong process of getting his body home.

Terror-linked CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations) has called for an independent investigation into the shooting and has begun its own examination of whether excessive force was used.

Todashev’s family was forced to scrap plans to ship his body to Russia last weekend when they were informed by Delta Airlines, citing a similar decision regarding the body of Tsarnaev, that the company would not fly the body back, according to the CAIR, retained by Todashev’s family as legal counsel.

 Ibragim Todashev
Ibragim Todashev

After unsuccessfully petitioning Delta, the family had Todashev’s body loaded onto another commercial airline’s flight Tuesday evening, accompanied by his wife and father.

CAIR’s litigation jihadists said they are looking into whether Delta’s refusal to transport the body meets the legal threshold for a discrimination suit.

“Delta made a business decision not to transport the remains back to Russia,” said Russell Cason, a Delta spokesman, in a statement. He declined to elaborate.