Jul 2 2014
HOUSTON Muslim woman barred from flying a Palestinian flag at an Israeli-Honduras soccer game is suing the stadium and 4 police officers
Buthayna Hammad and Amin Alehasehem, an attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, said Wednesday morning they plan to file a lawsuit in federal court against the security team at the BBVA Compass Stadium and four unnamed Houston police officers.
KTRK Hammad claimed at a Honduras v. Israel soccer match she was singled out for waving her Palestinian flag. She said security personnel “detained” her and told her the flag posed a security concern because it was a “racial slur.”
“Flags like this is not offensive. It’s not a Nazi flag. (To Jews, it is) People would consider the Confederate flag offensive. This is not a flag that symbolizes racism,” Hammad said. (Yes, it does)
Management outlines a blanket policy online, prohibiting any item “deemed inappropriate” without clearly defining what inappropriate means.