Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More airline madness

It's unbelievable that there are more stories like the Monarch flight story coming to the surface. Each one of them seems more and more ridiculous. Here's another.

A British Muslim airline pilot yesterday described the "humiliating" moment when he was hauled off a transatlantic flight just before take-off.

Amar Ashraf, 28, who was born in Wrexham, North Wales, said he felt " demoralised and humiliated" after being told to leave the flight from Manchester to Newark by a stewardess, and then being questioned by armed police. He believes his removal was down to having a "Muslim-sounding name".
And just to rub salt in the wounds of an already harrassed Muslim community it seems that bigots that assault them in the streets can get away without a custodial sentence.
FURIOUS Muslim leaders last night criticised magistrates after a man escaped custody following a disgusting racist attack on two women.

A court heard how jobless Daniel Thackray, 19, of Hen Felin, Aber, near Bangor, spat on two Muslim woman and then pushed one who was heavily pregnant.

He received a six months' custodial term suspended for 18 months which angered the Muslim Council of Britain.
Sources: The Independent & icNorthWales

1 comment:

thabet said...

Raed (The) also got into trouble. For wearing a t-shirt with Arabic letters on it.