Results for - Air Canada Complaint Filed After Airline Made Girl Remove Hijab!
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An American Muslim civil rights group has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada on behalf of a 12-year-old who was forced to remove her hijab while waiting to board a flight in California.
Fatima Abdelrahman, who was travelling to Toronto from San Francisco on Aug. 1 with her U.S. junior national teammates for a squash tournament, had already cleared airport security when Air Canada boarding agents forced her to remove her hijab in a public area.
The airline later told the family they were just following identification procedures, but other airlines as well as the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority told HuffPost Canada that headwear would not normally be removed if a passenger’s full face was visible.
1. Have you ever been asked to remove your hat/head-wear for security purposes?
2. Imagine if you were wearing your religious headgear and you were asked to remove it for identification and security purposes, would you feel offended?
3. The complaint letter claims the airline has not addressed its violations of U.S. anti-discrimination laws, nor taken responsibility for how the incident has affected Abdelrahman. People have called Fatima a terrorist, and applauded Air Canada for singling her out, said Magdy. The airline's silence on the matter emboldens those creating online abuse against his family. Do you think that the family is trying to play a victim card so that they can get media attention?
4. If you were in place of Fatima when asked to remove the headgear, which of the following thing would you do?
Remove it for the identification purposes
File a lawsuit against the Airlines