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Delta Airlines fined for dropping Muslim paxs

 International Desk

 Published: 09:52 PM, 25 January 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The US Department of Transportation fined Delta Airlines $ 50,000 for allegedly discriminated three Muslim passengers who were ordered off their planes.

In its consent order, the department said it found Delta "engaged in discriminatory conduct" and violated anti-discrimination laws when it removed the three passengers.

A Muslim couple was removed from Delta Flight 229 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris in one incident on July 26, 2016.

"Mrs. X" was wearing a headscarf and the passenger said, "Mr. X" had inserted something into his watch. The flight attendant said she saw Mr. X texting on his cell phone using the word "Allah" several times.

When the incident was reported to the captain of the plane, he contacted Delta security officials while Officials said that the couple was U.S. citizens and they were returning home. There was no security complaint against them, but the captain, however, forced the couple to leave the plane.

Delta Airlines has been subject to a lot of criticism over the incident.