A Muslim woman was denied a unopened can of soda on her flight. She was denied it because the attendant thought she would use it as a ‘weapon’. However not long after this, the same attendant gave an unopened can of beer to a passenger.
The attendant was clearly discriminating against her because of her being Muslim, wearing a Hijab.
“Muslims in the west are clearly going through a rough time of serious discrimination. Due to groups who decided to use our beautiful religion’s name for their own terrorist agendas.” – Mohammed Zeyara
Excerpt from Tahera’s statement:
I am sitting on a United airlines flight in the air 30,000ft above and I am in tears of humiliation from discrimination. The flight attendant asked me what I would like to drink and I requested a can of diet coke.
She brought me a can that was open so I requested an unopened can due to hygienic reasons. She said no one has consumed from the drink, but I requested an unopened can. She responded, “Well I’m sorry I just can’t give you an unopened can so no diet coke for you.”
She then brought the man sitting next to me a can of UNOPENED beer. So I asked her again why she refused to give me an UNOPENED can of diet coke. She said, “We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a WEAPON on the plane.”
So I told her that she was clearly discriminating against me because she gave the man next to me an unopened can of beer. She looked at his can, quickly grabbed it and opened it and said, “it’s so you don’t use it as a weapon.”
Apphauled at her behaviour I asked people around me if they witnessed this discriminatory and disgusting behaviour and the man sitting in an aisle across from me yelled out to me, “you Moslem, you need to shut the F** up.” I said, “what?!” He then leaned over from his seat, looked me straight in the eyes and said, “yes you know you would use it as a WEAPON so shut the f**k up.”
I felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes. I can’t help but cry on this plane because I thought people would defend me and say something. Some people just shook their heads in dismay.