You’ve seen the advice, “If you see something, say something” but of course, that means unless they’re shouting and carrying on in Arabic. It’s racist to say something under those circumstances.
According to Adam Saleh’s Twitter account, he was removed from a Delta flight because he ‘spoke Arabic to his mom on the phone’. He also accused people on the airplane of being racist towards ‘bearded men’ as they waved goodbye to him.
From BizPac Review
After two Delta Air Lines passengers — both Muslim Americans — were removed prior to departure on an international flight from London to New York, one of them, YouTube prankster Adam Saleh, created an even bigger ruckus and encouraged a boycott of the air carrier.
After the flight landed in New York and company officials had a chance to interview passengers and crew, the company issued this updated statement:
Delta issued the following statement this evening regarding Flight 1:
Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. While one, according to media reports, is a known prankster who was video recorded and encouraged by his traveling companion, what is paramount to Delta is the safety and comfort of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority.
We are reviewing circumstances surrounding removal of a passenger from departing Heathrow flight | Delta News Hub: https://t.co/ElmMbhn7AK
— Delta (@Delta) December 21, 2016
But in this politically-correct world that wasn’t good enough for some people — they thought bowing, scraping and groveling was in order for the airline and took to social media to air their disgust.
@Delta So if someone can’t speak English they aren’t allowed on ur airlines? & what constitutes “uncomfortable” & thus kicking them off?
— Shawn Don (@realshawnisaac) December 21, 2016
Can’t speak English”? How about won’t speak English and was acting obnoxiously regardless? And still the complaints rolled in, accusing Delta of “blatant racism.”
@Delta Not one apology. What your company did was blatant racism. Stop making excuses. I will share this as often and as far as possible.
— Chelsea DC (@TheRarestGem615) December 22, 2016
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