Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pilot Refuses To Fly With Muslim Men On Board

Two Muslim men were removed from a Delta commuter flight operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Friday after the pilot refused to fly with them on board. 

Masudur Rahman, an Arabic-language instructor at the University of Memphis and Mohamed Zaghloul, a religious leader in the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis told the AP they were removed from a flight leaving Memphis International Airport, heading for Charlotte, after the pilot refused to takeoff. 

According to Charlotte-area station WBTV, the men have "retained counsel and the US attorney's office has already been contacted about the incident."