A YouTuber has alleged that he was ‘kicked off’ a Delta flight at Heathrow for speaking Arabic to his mum.
Adam Saleh, who has 1.6 million followers on the video site, has said he was escorted off a flight from London to New York after 20 other passengers complained about him.
Delta Air Lines staff escorted Saleh and a friend off the flight this morning and he caught some of the incident on camera. In the video, he shouts: “I cannot believe my eyes.
“I spoke a word and you said you feel uncomfortable. Why are you guys doing that?
“Just because I spoke a different language.”
Watch the video in full here…
Credit: Twitter / Adam Saleh
After being removed from the flight, Saleh was grounded in the airport and interviewed by police. He was not charged with any crime and Delta Airlines re-booked him on another flight to New York.
It is yet to be clarified exactly what happened aboard the flight, but in 2014 Saleh posted a video of a NYPD officer appearing to racially profile two Muslim men because they were wearing traditional Islamic clothes, only for it later to be exposed as a hoax.
He claimed the complaints came from ‘six white people against bearded men’.
He added: “We spoke a different language on the plane and now we’re getting kicked out. This is 2016.
“Delta Airlines are kicking us out because we spoke a different language.
“You guys are racist.”
In a statement responding to the incident, Delta Airlines said: “Two customers were removed from this flight and later rebooked after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort.
“We’re conducting a full review to understand what transpired.
“We are taking allegations of discrimination very seriously; our culture requires treating others with respect.”
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Source: theladbible | Featured image credit: Twitter/Adam Saleh