Airline boots Muslim family from flight

By David Edwards
Friday, January 2, 2009 9:31 EDT
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A Muslim family say they were removed from an airplane after discussing which seat would be the safest.

One of the family members, Atif Irfan explained, “Basically, my wife and I and my sister-in-law were walking into the plane, we’re discussing normally where we would sit, the wings or the center of the plane. We’ve been told it’s the safest place to site. So, we were just discussing the safest place in case something happens to the plane. What’s the best place to sit. Should we sit by the wing, in the back of the plane? In doing that discussion, we were very careful not to use any of the key words or buzz words like ‘bomb’ or ‘terrorist’ or ‘threat’, anything that would allude to anything or would put us in a situation that would be volatile.”

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Jan. 2, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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