Muslim women removed from flight for recording safety procedure
Controversy over incident in which Muslim women were removed from a flight in LA, after allegedly ‘staring’ at a crew member.
By Ari Soffer
Two Muslim women were removed from a plane in Las Angeles, after a member of the cabin crew reportedly saw them filming in-flight safety procedures, sparking controversy.
Video from the flight showed the two women being escorted off the plane, though the precise circumstances surrounding the incident appear to be disputed.
Another passenger on the Jet Blue flight from Boston to LA who witnessed the incident, Sharon Kessler, claimed the two were removed after a flight attendant “casually relayed to a coworker that she didn’t appreciate being stared at – she did not seem rattled or scared – just smug,” according to the Daily Mail.
“Then – after we landed – she announced that the authorities would be boarding the plane and to remain in our seats with seat belts.”
“It was a terrible moment – honestly – these women sat quietly, watched movies – it felt like overkill from this flight attendant.”
But in a statement, JetBlue insisted the women had been removed due to genuine security concerns, raised by the fact that they were recording the in-flight safety procedure.
“More than 35 million customers from many
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