The kind of discrimination against Muslims — in this case on Delta Airlines — is going on all around the country.
In this case, two Imams dressed in traditional outfits were removed from a Delta flight by the captain. The irony here is that they were flying to a conference on religious tolerance.
The anchor on the show above said that there was a statement from Delta on the incident on the WBTV website, but I have been unable to find it.
This kind of discrimination triggers anger and frustration in the community being targeted. It’s wrong — and Delta and other airlines need to educate their people and set standards for tolerance. The pilot in this case was wrong — and Delta really needs to find a way to make this a “learning moment” among its staff.
— Steve Clemons
Editor’s Note: h/t to ThinkProgress.