Delta Airlines passenger Adam Saleh claims he was kicked off an airplane early Wednesday morning after making a fellow passenger “uncomfortable” by speaking Arabic to his mom on the phone and to a friend he was traveling with. “Please spread,” Saleh asked, posting a video of the aftermath of the incident to Twitter:
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016
Although all the details leading up to Saleh’s removal are unclear, in the video Saleh and his friend stand in the aisle of the airplane, apparently in the middle of being kicked off the flight. “Guys, we spoke a different language on the plane and now we’re getting kicked out,” Saleh tells the camera. A nearby passenger shakes his head and says “that’s insane.”
“This is 2016,” Saleh adds, apparently in disbelief. “2016.” Continue Reading
Is this just a case of Delta being overly careful, or blatantly racist?