Muslim passenger kicked off American Airlines flight after attendant announces: ‘I’ll be watching you’
The flight attendant stated the man’s name and seat number several times, but did not make announcements about other passengers
A Muslim man was removed from an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant publicly announced his name, seat number and said she would be “watching” him.
Mohamed Ahmed Radwan had boarded a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina and the flight attendant went to the tannoy and said: “Mohamed Ahmed, Seat 25-A: I will be watching you.”
The employee made no other announcements about any other passenger.
Mr Radwan asked the employee why she had made the announcements. She reportedly responded that he was being “too sensitive”.
The passenger then reported the incident to two other American Airlines employees.
He was told he must leave the plane as he had made the first air stewardess “uncomfortable”.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint about the incident, which happened in December last year, to the Department of Transportation after failing to resolve the matter directly with the airline.
CAIR’s staff lawyer, Maha Sayed, wrote in the complaint that Mr Radwan was “singled out” and “unjustifiably” removed from the plane due to racial discrimination.
“Given the continuing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate crimes occurring throughout the United States, this type of reckless and harmful conduct
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