Monday, 28 May 2012

Airline mistakes toddler for terrorist...Talk about Racial Profiling.

Riyana was pulled off a flight.
Riyana was pulled off a flight.
An 18-month-old girl was mistakenly pulled off a flight because airline employees thought her name was on the US no-fly list.
The child's parents have told an ABC television network affiliate, WPBF, that they believe they were targeted because they are of Middle Eastern descent and the mother wears a hijab.
An airline employee boarded the flight before it departed on Tuesday evening, telling the family their toddler Riyanna was on a federal list that includes thousands of known or suspected terrorists.
JetBlue airline on Thursday blamed a computer glitch, saying employees followed proper protocol. The US Transportation Security Administration says the girl was not flagged by the agency.
The family was cleared to re-board. But they declined, saying they were too embarrassed.

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