Southwest attendant told Muslim woman she’d ‘bring whole plane down’: report

Southwest attendant told Muslim woman she’d ‘bring whole plane down’: report


A US-born Muslim woman who wore a hijab aboard a Southwest Airlines flight has accused a flight attendant of forcing her to move from an exit row because she didn’t speak English — which would “bring the whole plane down” in an emergency.

The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations — the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group — has filed a complaint on her behalf against the airline.

It alleges that the crew member aboard the flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas on May 22 told Fatima Altakrouri that she would “bring the whole plane down” in an emergency because she doesn’t speak the language — despite the fact the two conversed in English, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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Altakrouri, a health clinic operations manager, and her younger sister, Muna Kowni, chose the last two seats that were available next to each other in the emergency exit row, according to the news outlet.

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