USA v. Shqueirat, Ahmed

[DMN] In Nov 2006 six Muslims imams on a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix were removed from the flight following complaints of suspicious behavior by passengers and crew both before and on the flight. The imams subsequently filed a lawsuit alleging they had been discrminated by the airline because of their Middle Eastern appearance and Islamic faith. In a Jan 2009 letter, the U.S. Department of Transportation said that the airline did not discriminate against the imams when it removed them from the flight.