« Trip to Duluth? | Main | Made in America »

Imams Sue

Six Muslim imams who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall are suing the airline.

According to CNN, the imams were taken off the flight after passengers thought they were acting suspiciously. The CNN story links to a previous story written around the time of the incident. This story examines the suspicious behavior in more depth. There is also a video that shows the imams arguing with ticket agents at the Minneapolis airport after they were removed from the flight.

A Star Tribune article states that the imams claim they were discriminated against and that the airline violated their civil rights by detaining them without probable cause. In their suit they say that they “incurred emotional and economic distress� from the incident.