Nazia and Faisal Ali have accused Delta Air Lines of Islamophobia for throwing them off their flight from Paris to Cincinnati. Nazia, 34, had removed her sneakers,
The flight attendant also claimed that Faisal tried to hide his cell phone and that she had heard the couple use the word ‘Allah’.
The pilot contacted the ground crew and would not take off until the couple was removed. “The ground agent said, ‘Can you step out with me? We’d like to ask you a few questions.’ So I said, ‘Do you want us to get our things?’ And he said, ‘Yes, please grab all of your personal belongings. You’re not going to be on this flight’,” Nazia said recounting the July 26 incident. After the interrogation, the officer said he had no problem with them and there was nothing else he could ask the couple. The couple flew home the following day.
Delta Airlines said it is investigating the incident and will issue the couple a full refund of their airfare.(PTI)