A Muslim woman from New Jersey who once ran for Congress was removed from an American Airlines flight Saturday and arrested after an argument with a male passenger, she claimed on social media.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, an activist and blogger who ran unsuccessfully for Congress this year, recounted the incident on Twitter and in a 15-minute Facebook video she took before she was taken off the Charlotte, North Carolina-bound flight.
“The last 6 hours of my life have been draining & traumatizing. Today I got arrested for the first time because a man that insisted he was ‘first class’ felt entitled to blow past me at TSA security, then have me removed from our @AmericanAir flight bc he ‘felt uncomfortable,’” she tweeted Saturday evening.
She then retweeted an image taken by another passenger apparently showing Al-Khatahtbeh being escorted away by authorities.
“Simply flying as a Muslim woman makes people uncomfortable…. unbelievable,” she wrote.
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