Southwest Airlines and Institutional Bigotry
Bigotry against Muslims and Islam has become so institutionalized that barely any notice is given when the fig-leaf of “Security” is used to hide behind and bash Muslims.
Last week a young female Muslim student was removed by Police from a Southwest flight on orders from the Captain of the craft. The Captain was reacting to his flight stewardess who said she was “uncomfortable” with the Muslim woman because she was wearing a hijab and the stewardess had heard her say, “It’s a go” in her cell phone just before boarding.
O muh Gawd! a Muzlem using forbidden words!!! Call out the National Guard before we all perish!!!…Oops, can’t do that, the National Guard is out in I-rak or A-fgan protecting us from Muzlems…call the Police!
Today (March 16) Southwest Airlines apologized for their ill-considered action and gave the young woman a free ticket…Oh joy!
There was no mention of disciplining the crew involved in the humiliation of the Muslim woman and no mention of re-training them either.
am not sure how far up the chain of bigotry my feedback will go, but I sent the e-mail below, to the complaint section of SW. More such letters may help get their attention.
Even if she HAD said those words, it is unforgivable for SW Airlines to treat the passenger as a suspect…this just shows how bigoted the airline attitude is towards Muslims.
The fact that you gave the student passenger a free ticket is no virtue, you should be telling us what kind of re-training you are giving your crew…the one who complained and the one who took action on the complaint without investigation.
SHAME on you!