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Sun May 31, 2015, 09:46 AM

Muslim woman denied soda can 'weapon' on flight



A simple request for an unopened can of Diet Coke on a United Airlines flight left Tahera Ahmad in tears.

A Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University, Ahmad, 31, was traveling Friday from Chicago to Washington for a conference promoting dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth. She was wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

For hygienic reasons, she asked for an unopened can of soda, she said. The flight attendant told her that she could not give her one but then handed an unopened can of beer to a man seated nearby.
Ahmad questioned the flight attendant.

"We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a weapon on the plane," she recalled the flight attendant telling her.

When Ahmad told the flight attendant she was being discriminated against, the attendant abruptly opened the beer can.

"It's so you don't use it as a weapon," Ahmad said she was told.

More: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/30/us/united-flight-muslim-chaplain/index.html

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Reply Muslim woman denied soda can 'weapon' on flight (Original post)
Attila Gorilla May 2015 OP
Slayer May 2015 #1
Attila Gorilla May 2015 #2
Slayer May 2015 #3
magdrop May 2015 #25
Slayer Jun 2015 #37
Konservative May 2015 #4
john262 May 2015 #5
Blue Cat 6 May 2015 #6
NavyBrat May 2015 #19
Banshee 3 Actual May 2015 #23
SlayerNut May 2015 #7
MercATC May 2015 #11
SlayerNut May 2015 #12
Smoke May 2015 #30
SlayerNut May 2015 #32
Smoke May 2015 #33
SlayerNut Jun 2015 #36
Slayer Jun 2015 #39
SlayerNut Jun 2015 #40
Slayer Jun 2015 #42
Setec Astronomy May 2015 #26
Slayer Jun 2015 #38
SlayerNut Jun 2015 #41
Slayer Jun 2015 #43
Slayer Jun 2015 #44
Troll2 May 2015 #8
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brew9876 May 2015 #9
rahtruelies May 2015 #10
Tovera May 2015 #13
Juan Rico May 2015 #14
joefriday6 May 2015 #15
Attila Gorilla May 2015 #16
joefriday6 May 2015 #17
Attila Gorilla May 2015 #18
joefriday6 May 2015 #21
NavyBrat May 2015 #20
Smoke May 2015 #31
Banshee 3 Actual May 2015 #22
DavesNotHere May 2015 #24
Attila Gorilla May 2015 #28
DavesNotHere May 2015 #29
PrimeCustodian May 2015 #27
MrSlayer666 May 2015 #34
saspamco May 2015 #35

Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:58 AM

1. Makes sense.

 

An un opened soft drink can can be quite the weapon. Do a little research about people being hit by them when they are thrown from cars. Lethal....... As to the guy with the beer, I don't believe it....

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Response to Slayer (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM

2. Yeah, the Muslim chaplain lied.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:04 AM

3. Would you like me to compile a list of clergy that have lied? Lol...

 

Besides Islam has a lying clause built in, but you knew that right? Islam is a global plague upon mankind. End of story.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:52 PM

25. It has nothing to do with anyone lying.

You could have been there and witnessed it yourself, and you still wouldn't believe your own lyin' eyes.

That's just how some folks roll.

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Response to magdrop (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:08 AM

37. No, here is how I roll.

 

The script is written before the actor is chosen. But if you mean that in the sense of, do I believe people that identify themselves primarily by their religion are mentally defective, then yeah, that's how I roll. Because they are. Especially if you look at the genesis of Islam. Not too mention the oppression of woman. It's a disease that needs stamped out sooner rather than later. Christianity if left unchecked would have closely resembled the idiocy these people demonstrate on a daily basis. Sorry if the truth bothers you.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:15 AM

4. It's part of the Muslim faith to lie to expand their faith.

 

Yup.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:19 AM

5. Muslims are just as capable of lying as anyone else. And if she really was a terrorist

of course she would lie. I don't blame the flight attendant one bit. Remember that the 9/11 terrorists used nothing more than simple box cutters.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:26 AM

6. I do not trust any Muslim

 

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Response to Blue Cat 6 (Reply #6)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:22 PM

19. Then you are, by definition, a bigot.

 

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #2)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:34 PM

23. Why not? If you believe Christians can lie why not Muslims?

SMH

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Response to Slayer (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:38 AM

7. So can shoes

keys belts etc.. Airlines are fucking crazy.. pop can a weapon... What was she gonna do shake up the can and storm the cockpit and spray the pilots in the eyes?
lol

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:59 AM

11. Hey, you're allowed to take a screwdriver onto a plane...


..as long as it doesn't exceed 7 inches.

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items

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Response to MercATC (Reply #11)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:06 AM

12. Yeah, I was allowed

my zippo lighter and a bic last month when I flew to Florida. Seems to me that's more dangerous in the hands of a terrorist than a can of fuckin Pepsi, especially one given to you by flight attendants..

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #7)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:21 PM

30. Wrap it in her scarf and use it as a bludgeon NT

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Response to Smoke (Reply #30)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:42 PM

32. Then just ban scarves

Since they can be used as a device to harbor a weapon. Or how about plastic bottles only since you can rip a can and slash somebody's throat with the sharp edges. lol

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #32)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:20 PM

33. the only thing that stops a bad Muslim with a scarf

Is a good Musli...... well nothing I guess

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Response to Smoke (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 05:17 AM

36. hahah

a good christian with a sock can stop a bad Muslim with a scarf.

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:35 AM

39. Pop can wrapped in a head scarf in the right hands?

 

Might be a formadable weapon, especially if used in a coordinated effort with others.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:43 AM

40. Yeah. or a sock

or a t shirt, bra.. Also can rip the can and use the sharp edges to cut someone. Anything can be a weapon if you really want it to be.
I think they do it so people don't stuff them in their carry on since usually soda is complimentary and you could take a few hone with you. Saying because it can be used as a weapon was a dumb thing to say.

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:54 AM

42. Neither of us were there so there is no context.

 

I am an offense through defense type so I was taking the devils advocate position on this one. Do we need a list to remind us of all of the "stupid" rules we have had to endure over the last 16 years or so? I'll open with finger nail clippers. As I said in an earlier reply. The script comes before the actor. Too scripted, way too observant.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #1)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:52 PM

26. Why don't you believe it?

It is standard practice on airlines to hand out a can when someone orders a beer.

Typically for a soda, they will pour it. Giving you roughly half the content of a standard can. But when you order a beer, since you paid for it and they are obligated to give you the full amount, they typically hand you the can (usually along with one of the small plastic cups to pour it into if you wish).

Last flight I was on (southwest, not United) I had a fat tire and they gave me the can.

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Response to Setec Astronomy (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:31 AM

38. Well my first thought was,

 

Let me start with my second thought. The reply below was intended for someone else. Seems to me we are in agreement? If you read below you will see I haven't flown for close to decade now. So I am fairly out of touch when it comes to beverage service and portions size on a plane. Funny, I used to love the damn nuts... They always tasted better on the plane. Little bottle of jack and a bud, and a bag of nuts, It don't get no more redneck than that...

Who even notices such shit? Seriously, I order a drink and then get bent over how it is served? Even noticing how others are served? I practically live in bars, I see different people being served in different ways every day. I don't see them taking to Twitter and screaming discrimination. To the attendants you are just another body they have to transport from point a to point b, nothing more. Think about the why for a moment please. Why would an attendant even do that in the first place? Why?

Would you like to know how I handled it? On my last flight, coming from Mexico I was treated like I was some kind of criminal by my own government. They looked at me like I was suspicious, and in general made me feel very un-citizen like. Told my wife, duck those clock suckers, I will never fly again, and guess what, I haven't. Has it been an inconvenience, yes. One more anecdotal, I'm friends with a Vice President of a very well known company, guess what.. Same thing. Poor sucker now lives in his car. 8 years and counting. So yeah, a lot of us "white people" get treated badly too. Suck it up butter cup. Life isn't fair. Better learn to integrate on your own, and not by government proxy.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #38)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 08:45 AM

41. She said for sanitary reasons

But I don't buy that. She should have taken the opened can but the flight attendant shouldn't have said it was because it could be used as a weapon.. That's ridiculous.

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 09:05 AM

43. Perhaps the attendant actually spoke the truth then?

 

You realize these types of positions sometimes require keeping even the employees in the dark about why things are the way they are? Perhaps she or he? Actually knows someone who gave him or her the deeper truth (by accident)? So it can't be used as a weapon, wink wink.... Because you look so dangerous sweetie.... Roll the eyes...

Why does it always have to be some racist discrimination? Or did I read it wrong? I admit I just glossed it over and made a contrite reply that was never intended to be parsed. My first reaction when I read crap like that is, I see it more like mind conditioning coming from the fringe of the left. If you are an independent thinking sort, I would hope you would conclude, as I do, their record isn't very good when comes to being truthful in matters of discrimination. We should all be against that of press, because it lessens our sensitivity to real cases that do exist.

I'm outta time. I'll try to check back later. Have a good one.

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Response to SlayerNut (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 07:26 PM

44. if you have special needs fly first class.

 

That's what my special needs friends do.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:51 AM

8. The guy paid for the beer. The soda is free. The airline doesn't want to hand out full cans.

Anything else is BS.

And I think that the rule is that all containers must be opened. The airline doesn't want you to deplane with the free goodies.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:54 AM

9. !

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 10:56 AM

10. Call the Wambulance..........................

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:33 AM

13. If the policy is enforced across-the-board, I don't see an issue.

If that didn't happen in this case, the problem isn't with denying Ms. Ahmad the closed container, but in not opening the other person's container.

Amusingly, at Providence Park (the stadium in which my local soccer teams, Portland Timbers FC and Portland Thorns FC, play), they remove the plastic caps from bottles of water and soft drinks. Beer and cider are on tap, so no cans or bottles for those. This isn't done for safety reasons, obviously, but so that jackasses don't chuck them onto the field. Of course, I bring a cap for the Vitamin Water bottles I usually get (when I'm not having cider) in my pocket... =P

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:43 AM

14. At least it wasn't a can of beans...

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:43 AM

15. She has a dot on her nose. Bad sign.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #15)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:16 PM

16. Why?

Hindus are even worse than Muslims?

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #16)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:18 PM

17. No reason at all. God, you are slow.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #17)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:22 PM

18. Are you now claiming you were being sarcastic?

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #18)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:28 PM

21. Why would a dot on someone's face make a difference? Ridiculing that woman was

in bad taste. What was she going to do, throw a full can of Pepsi at someone just for fun? She doesn't look evil, and she has probably been vetted before getting on the plane.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #17)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:24 PM

20. I believe you just took the Lord's name in vain.

 

Was it intentional, or did the mask slip just a bit?

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #20)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:24 PM

31. "God" is a title not a name NT

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:33 PM

22. Any Witnesses to verify her tale?

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 12:44 PM

24. This is one of those articles that is truly worthy

Of the phrase "cool story, bro".

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #24)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:29 PM

28. Why?

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #28)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:03 PM

29. Well I fly a decent bit and find it hard to believe...

I've never seen a flight attendant NOT open a can for someone (beer or soda), I'm not clear which hygienic restriction prevents someone from opening a new can of soda right in front of you, as someone who seems to deal with issues between Israel and Palestinian youth for a LIVING, I have a hard time believing THIS is what reduced her to tears, and she seemed to have the absolutely perfect bigot sitting across from her to say absolutely the worst thing in an unconfirmed interaction.

Could it have happened? Sure. But I don't believe it did happen as is being recounted in this story.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:29 PM

27. Now, why on earth would the Flight Attendant do that to a Muslin Woman?

It's not like Muslin People blow up Passenger Airplanes and Government Buildings with innocent people in it.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:56 PM

34. Afraid she was going to go all Sean Penn on them?




Scary Moooslims!! Boo!!

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:03 PM

35. I have no problem refraining from flying United, due to this incident.

The fact that United is a piece-of-shit airline makes it easy. Rank prejudice against all Muslims as a group just doesn't appeal to me.

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