Muslim angry after removed from flight

A Muslim woman from San Diego wants a Southwest Airlines crew disciplined for removing her from a flight for wearing a headscarf.

Irum Abassi says she was forced off a San Jose-bound flight in San Diego on Sunday because a flight attendant found her to be suspicious.

Abassi says she was told that a flight attendant overheard her say on her cell phone “it’s a go.”

Abassi told reporters that she said, “I’ve got to go,” before hanging up because the flight was about to depart.

Southwest Airlines apologised to Abassi and gave her a voucher for another flight.

Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the airline is looking into the matter, but will not disclose internal actions.

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