Khairuldeen Makhzoomi works in his office in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, April 18, 2016. A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9, 2016, flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, for questioning and the plane took off while that was happening. (AP Photo/Haven Daley) (AP)

5 times Muslim Americans were kicked off planes this year for making people "uncomfortable"

One man was forced off a plane because he was speaking Arabic on the phone

Katie Levingston
May 11, 2016 7:24PM (UTC)

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