On a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Houston, a man and a woman were kicked off before departure Saturday evening because they had concerns over one other particular passenger.
The incident occurred when a Pakistani man and woman in Muslim garb boarded the plane. A couple seated nearby inquired if the two Pakistani passengers were carrying a bomb in their luggage.
“That’s not a bomb in your bag, is it?” said the man to the duo. According to The Washington Post, the man repeated his question after the Pakistani passengers initially ignored him. Soon, passengers were drawn into the situation; one individual called on a flight attendant when the scene began to escalate.
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“The person ahead of us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from. My boyfriend said, ‘It’s none of your business,'” the Pakistani woman told reporting media. “At that point, he said all illegals and all foreigners need to leave the country.”
As a result, the couple questioning the Pakistani man and woman were asked to grab their belongings and exit the flight. “Get out of here,” a female passenger retorted at the departing couple. “Racists aren’t welcome in America! This is not Trump’s America!”
Video of the exchange is below:
H/T: Washington Post
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