Passengers on a flight from London to Naples recently noticed a Muslim family acting suspiciously while they waited for the plane to take off, so they decided to take a closer look at what they were doing. What they saw can only be described as disturbing.
Sakina, 24, Ali, 21. and Maryam Dharas, 19, were escorted off the plane after passengers noticed that they had their phones out and were “reading ISIS materials. Mad World News reported that they also had the phrase “praise be to God” on their phone in Arabic.
The siblings were escorted off the flight and were interrogated on the tarmac for an hour. Authorities then allowed them to rebound the plane, and the flight took off without incident.
Unsurprisingly, the siblings responded to the situation by calling out their fellow passengers for racism, bigotry, and misunderstanding Islam.
“A passenger on your flight has claimed that you three are members of ISIS… They saw you with Arabic or praise be to Allah on your phone,” Sakina wrote on Facebook. “Firstly, that’s part of the Qur’an, our religious text, so even if we did have it, it wouldn’t signify that we’re a part of ISIS at all, but regardless, we’ve had nothing on our phone remotely Arabic related this morning. Also, we’re Indian by ethnicity, so we wouldn’t even have Arabic in conversation with anyone. What are my rights? We would only have been allowed back on the plane if there wasn’t a shred of doubt on their part, so someone must be the liar here, in which case, why were those passengers not removed for wasting police time, LYING, making false allegations and racial profiling?”
What Sakina is ignoring is the fact that the passenger who caught them could read the foreign text and knew exactly what it said. Though she claimed they didn’t have anything “remotely Arabic” on their phones, police confirmed they had an app with a copy of the Quran on it.
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