Muslim woman claims discrimination by Southwest over hijab | USA TODAY 1

Muslim woman claims discrimination by Southwest over hijab | USA TODAY


Fatima Altakrouri and Muna Kowni were traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Dallas on May 22, when they say the incident occurred.


A Muslim woman from Texas has filed a complaint with the Department of Transportation, saying she was not allowed to sit in an emergency exit row on a Southwest Airlines flight because she was wearing a hijab, but her sister was allowed to sit there without one. Southwest says it's not what it seems.

Fatima Altakrouri said that at first, she didn't think anything of it when she asked a flight attendant if they could sit there and was told no.

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  1. In America you can put that silly thing on and its your choice… YET all over the world women are oppressed and forced to put it on. I would think if you were good Americans you would take it off in protest till ITS A CHOICE not a reason to hit some one with a STICK….

  2. If the Quran promotes killing infidels
    and muslims follow the quran
    and anyone not muslim is considered
    an infidel
    where does that lead you?

    1. The Quran does not promote killing infidels. That os the biggest misconception one can have. The Quran was written during war, killing as defense when threatened and in the absolute emergency is permitted.

      “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors.”
      “Permission to take up arms is hereby given to those who are attacked because they have been oppressed – Allah indeed has the power to grant them victory – those who have been unjustly driven from their homes, only because they said: “Our Lord is Allah”.”

      The Verse is cut short most of the time:

      [9:5] But when the forbidden 4 months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

      this is gollowed by:

      [9:6] If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge.

      Before spreading harmful crap, please inform yourself better. Always remember the Sword Verses were written during war. Of course there is Violence in Quran, but not more than in the Bible or Torah, possibly even less.

    2. Infidels are trying to murder prophet muhammad, thats why Allah gives the muslims a permission to fight to defend themselves and to protect the prophet of God. All the verses said about killings was sent down during the time of war.

  3. What’s your point Brandy King? The lady in the Hijab spoke clear English where she was born. I don’t get all your B.S. that you were saying Southwest does this and that and puts people first and blah blah blah. Sounds pretty racist to me.

    1. Likewise.. besides you look adorable and have a wonderful smile, where are you from if you don’t mind me asking,

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