MAN SUES UNITED AIRLINES FOR "RACIALLY PROFILING" HIM BECAUSE HE IS A MUSLIM
Khaled Ibrahim filed the lawsuit in federal court nearly a year after the Jan. 1, 2012 flight from Houston to Lima, Peru. Flight attendants on the aircraft “racially profiled” him, Ibrahim claims, because he is a Muslim “of Middle Eastern descent.”
Several flight attendants, according to the lawsuit, “publicly vilified” him “by calling him such unsavory epitaphs as ‘terrorist’ in front of the other airline crew members and passengers aboard the airplane. … They stated that Plaintiff was ‘dangerous’ and ‘out of control. ‘”
“They accused Plaintiff of carrying a bomb that looked like a camera, when in fact it was a camera. They harassed, intimidated, and threatened to land the plane in Mexico and have me arrested there.”
The lawsuit seeks damages stemming from the violation of Ibrahim’s civil rights, assault and battery, false imprisonment and false arrest.