Imams Heading To Islamaphobia Conference Face Ironic Travel Problems

Posted: May 10, 2011 by Keith Stone in irony, religion, traveling

Four imams traveling to Charlotte for a conference on prejudice against Muslims got a little something extra to discuss over the weekend. Mohamed Zaghloul and Masoud Rahman were booted off a Delta flight on Friday night in Memphis after the pilot refused to fly with the two on board. On the same night, Al Amin Abdul Latif and Abu Bakr Abdul Latif were forced to miss their flight from New York after discrepancies arose with names and birthdays.

These guys have a right to be upset. If I was heading to Vegas and missed my flight because I bared resemblance to an extremely dashing and handsome terrorist, I’d be pissed. At the same time, you have to know that there’s going to be a ton of security the week Osama bin Laden is killed. If you’re trying to take a plane dressed like one of his cousins, you’re probably going to be scrutinized. Maybe the pilot didn’t have a great excuse throwing these two lads off his plane, but I bet if they were rocking Z-Bo jerseys, they would have made their flight. So if you don’t want to ditch the cool white hats in the future, make sure to show up a few hours early, guys. Yeah, it sucks and it’s racist but that’s life.

USA Today

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