CAIR-MI: MICHIGAN-BOUND TRAVELER SAYS SHE WAS PROFILED
A Pakistani-American Muslim woman with ties to Jackson said in a statement Friday that she was profiled because of her ethnicity and religion when airport security officials prevented her from boarding a flight last week because she was carrying a few bottles of suspicious liquids.
Rima Qayyum of West Virgnia has family members who live in Jackson. She said in a statement released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations that Muslims like herself are being unfairly targeted.
"All of our basic liberties are being attacked," the statement said.
Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the council, said that what happened to Qayyum is part of a growing pattern of profiling of Muslims.