Wow, the year just started and we already have our first story. Via NBC Washington:
WASHINGTON — The Council on American-Islamic Relations said that nine American Muslims, most of them headed to Florida for a vacation with family members, were removed from an AirTran Airways flight Thursday afternoon at Reagan National Airport.
The group said the incident began when another passenger complained about something that was said while boarding.
“We were talking about seat placement,” one of the detained passengers said. “We were in the back … started talking about safest place to sit. Maybe someone gleaned into that that we were planning to do something to the plane.”
AirTran acknowledged that nine people were detained for questioning after boarding Flight 175 headed to Orlando International Airport.
I don’t think any commentary is required here. Wow.