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    The student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off a flight after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    “I was very excited about the event so I called my uncle to tell him about it,” he said. He told his uncle about the chicken dinner they were served and the moment when he got to stand up and ask the secretary general a question about the Islamic State, he said.

    But the conversation seemed troubling to a nearby passenger (an Arabic speaker), who told the crew she overheard him making “potentially threatening comments,” the airline said in a statement.

    She headed for the airplane door soon after he told his uncle that he would call again when he landed, and qualified it with a common phrase in Arabic, “inshallah,” meaning “god willing.”

    An Arabic-speaking Southwest Airlines employee of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent came to his seat and escorted him off the plane a few minutes after his call ended, he said. The man introduced himself in Arabic (was he taken off the plane too? No) and then switched to English to ask, “Why were you speaking Arabic in the plane?”

    Mr. Makhzoomi said he replied with ‘This is what Islamophobia got this country into,’ and that made him so angry. That is when he told me I could not go back on the plane.”

    Mr. Makhzoomi said an F.B.I. agent told him the Southwest Airlines employee who was upset by the allegation of anti-Muslim bias said a passenger reported hearing him talk about martyrdom in Arabic, using a phrase often associated with jihadists.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/us...nes-plane.html

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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    The student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off a flight after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    “I was very excited about the event so I called my uncle to tell him about it,” he said. He told his uncle about the chicken dinner they were served and the moment when he got to stand up and ask the secretary general a question about the Islamic State, he said.

    But the conversation seemed troubling to a nearby passenger, who told the crew she overheard him making “potentially threatening comments,” the airline said in a statement.

    She headed for the airplane door soon after he told his uncle that he would call again when he landed, and qualified it with a common phrase in Arabic, “inshallah,” meaning “god willing.”

    An Arabic-speaking Southwest Airlines employee of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent came to his seat and escorted him off the plane a few minutes after his call ended, he said. The man introduced himself in Arabic (was he taken off the plane too? No) and then switched to English to ask, “Why were you speaking Arabic in the plane?”

    Mr. Makhzoomi said he replied with ‘This is what Islamophobia got this country into,’ and that made him so angry. That is when he told me I could not go back on the plane.”

    Mr. Makhzoomi said an F.B.I. agent told him the Southwest Airlines employee who was upset by the allegation of anti-Muslim bias said a passenger reported hearing him talk about martyrdom in Arabic, using a phrase often associated with jihadists.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/us...nes-plane.html

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    This scene was hilarious
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    (Original post by M14B)
    This scene was hilarious
    No, its an abhorrent example of Islamophobia

    Those guys can't even speak Arabic without being suspected of terrorism!
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    And what is this phrase he used that is commonly associated with jihadis?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Sounds like this happened:

    great success !!

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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    No, its an abhorrent example of Islamophobia

    Those guys can't even speak Arabic without being suspected of terrorism!
    To be fair, it was Hebrew.

    But yes, interesting point delivered through the medium of comedy.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    To be fair, it was Hebrew.

    But yes, interesting point delivered through the medium of comedy.
    Or 'Kazak' to those who watch Borat
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Sounds like this happened:
    That scene immediately popped in my head
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    (Original post by LaMandarine)
    That scene immediately popped in my head
    As it should
 
 
 
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