Muslims to boycott United Airlines?here (post embedded below). I'm sure you'll all be shocked to discover that Ahmad is not just any Muslim.
Haaretz reports that the post above is leading to talk of a Muslim boycott of United.
The Facebook post went viral, and a #unitedfortahera hashtag immediately began trending worldwide. Many tweeps have threatened to boycott the airline until it issued Ahmad a formal apology.
According to a metro.co.uk report, United responded to the incident by saying that they were "a company that strongly supports diversity and inclusion, and we and our partners do not discriminate against our employees or customers. We are reaching out directly to Ms. Ahmad to get a better understanding of what occurred during the flight. We are also discussing the matter that Ms. Ahmad describes with Shuttle America, our regional partner that operated the flight. We look forward to speaking with Ms. Ahmad and hope to have the opportunity to welcome her back."Next thing you know, they'll demand that United stop flying to Israel in return for removing their specious boycott.
My bet is that the whole story never happened. Has Al Sharpton taken it up yet?
Here's the second post:
I am truly dissapointed at the latest statement by United Airlines. Unfortunately United has dismissed my entire...
Posted by Tahera Ahmad on Sunday, May 31, 2015
UPDATE 4:35 PM
Ms. Ahmad's Facebook account seems to have been taken down (or I've been blocked from it), but she posted the entire second Facebook post on Twitter. I'm embedding it below and will take a screen cap just in case.
Dissapointed at dismissal @united @omarsuleiman504 @YasirQadhi @ImamSuhaibWebb @AbdulNasirJ @lsarsour @BillGates pic.twitter.com/zBUMwEZbQE— Tahera Ahmad (@TaheraHAhmad) May 31, 2015