Muslim Amerika masih di diskriminasi ?
Niala kemundian memuat naik ketidakpuasan hatinya ini dalam fesbuknya dan segera mendapat respon cepat. Beliau dan rakannya kemundian dibenarkan mengambil penerbangan lain berikutnya walaupun katanya ia telah lewat untuk bekerja pada hari itu. Luahan beliau itu dilampirkan di bawah. Apa pun mereka berdua ditawarkan kredit $200 untuk penerbangan di masa lain dengan American Airlines juga baucer makanan bernilai $24 ! Gamaknya syarikat tu nak 'cover' ler tu? berbaloi ler tu..Kah Kah Kah
Niala mendakwa bahawa diskriminasi ini adalah kerana mereka beragama Islam, walaupun beliau berkerja sebagai wartawan dengan 'Voice of America' yang mempromosikan kebebasan amerika dan demokrasinya. Beliau juga warganegara Amerika sebenarnya.
Two Muslim-American women claim they were kicked off an American Airlines flight because a male flight attendant, who was white, told them he felt 'unsafe' and 'threatened' by their presence. Niala Mohammad Khalil took to Facebook to share her story and posted a photo showing herself and her friend flanked by a pair of armed Miami-Dade sheriff's deputies who had escorted them off of American Airlines Flight 2239 at Miami International Airport on Wednesday.
American Muslim journalist and her friend kicked off American Airlines flight because male flight attendant 'felt unsafe and threatened' by them
Khalil and her friend were taken off of AA Flight 2239 from Miami to DC after voicing their complaints about massive delays (stock photo)
In good company: Khalil is a senior multimedia journalist with the government-funded Voice of America. Here she is seen posing with Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai
Khalil, seen here with Malala's father, Pakistani diplomat Ziauddin Yousafzai, believes that she and her friend were targeted by American Airlines staff because of their faith
Khalil and her companion were removed from the flight after taking a picture of a crew member who was allegedly rude to them
‘The attendant responded by once again threatening my friend, "Well, I can have you removed for instigating other passengers,”’ Khalil writes.
Since the crew member was not wearing a name tag, Khalil and her friend asked a female flight attendant for her colleague’s name so they could make a complaint to American Airlines about his ‘rude and aggressive tone.’
Khalil’s friend later snapped a photo of the male crew member to show the stewardess so she could help them identify him.
‘A third flight attendant walked by and told us that by taking a picture, we were committing a "federal offense,"’ Khalil said, explaining that while it is not against the law to photograph an airline crew member, American Airlines has an internal policy that crew members can enforce with customers when a photo is taken without their consent.
The female flight attendant whom Khalil and her friend had initially approached for help was later shown the photo and identified the male crew member as ‘Rog as in ‘Roger.’
Khalil, pictured in the center alongside two activists from Baluchistan, said of her ordeal: 'I don’t have to wear a hijab to be discriminated against'
MUSLIM WOMEN DEPLANED: NIALA KHALIL'S FULL ACCOUNT OF AMERICAN AIRLINES INCIDENT
Niala Mohammad Khalil, a senior journalist with Voice of America.
"I work with the Voice of America, I work here every day to promote democracy and freedom to a predominately Muslim region. Yet at home, in America, my own home country, I’m faced with this type of discrimination and intolerance.”-Thank you VOA. [Niala Khalil) ] (
Khalil, pictured in Dc, with the US Congress in the background, said she felt 'dehumanized' by American Airlines' treatment
Upon their removal from the aircraft, Khalil and her companion were put on the next available flight, offered $200 credit for future travel with American Airlines and a $24 food voucher.
‘It didn't take away from the fact that a rude AA employee got away with treating passengers with such utter contempt and discrimination,’ Khalil writes.
‘For being such a "threat" to an AA attendant, it's telling that the Miami-Dade police officers joked with us and posed for this picture with the "pretty harmless" airplane menaces,’ she added, referring to the photo with the deputies she shared on her page.
Khalil writes that she and her friend eventually boarded American Airlines Flight 1486 out of Miami at 12.40am and reached Washington DC just before 3am on Wednesday, which caused both of them to miss work that day.
~ Fb - Niala Khalil.