UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The US Department of Transportation fined the local “Delta” airline, $ 50,000, for landing 3 Muslim passengers in two separate incidents.
And the agency “Associated Press”, on Saturday, that the fine was imposed under a settlement agreement with the airline “Delta”.
According to the settlement agreement, the airline denied the charge of “discrimination” against Muslim passengers, but acknowledged that it could have handled the situation differently.
The Ministry of Transport accused the company of violating anti-discrimination laws by deciding to land Muslim passengers, and asked it to subject its pilots and employees who were involved in the two incidents to a training course on cultural sensitivities.
The first incident dates back to July 2016, specifically in Paris, when one of the airline’s passengers told a hostess that a man and his wife (wearing the veil) annoyed him, causing security officials to summon them and verify their matter, only to find that there was nothing to raise suspicions about them and allowed them to return to the plane .
However, the captain of the plane was not allowed to enter it, and they were forced to travel the next day, according to the text of the settlement agreement issued by the Ministry of Transport.
The second incident took place 5 days after the first, in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, when passengers of a flight of the same airline and the flight attendants complained of a Muslim passenger, and they kept their presence.
However, the pilot did not find anything strange about it, and a company security employee said that there was nothing to worry about.
As the captain prepared to take off on the flight to New York, he suddenly returned to the plane gate, and the Muslim man and his baggage were removed from it, and he was asked to search the place where he was sitting.
According to the US Department of Transportation, the same man did not undergo additional inspection before embarking on a subsequent flight, which means that his disembarkation from the first flight was a “racist act”.
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