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CAIR-Cincinnati to Announce Religious Profiling Complaint Against Delta Airlines

CAIR logo(CINCINNATI, 8/4/16) — On Thursday, August 4, the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) will hold a press conference to announce the filing of a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) against Delta Airlines for religious profiling of Muslim passengers. In a letter to the DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division, CAIR-Cincinnati alleges that the Muslim passengers, a husband and wife, were singled out for removal from a Delta Airlines flight in Paris, France, after a flight attendant stated that she was not comfortable with them being on the plane.

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Religious Profiling Complaint Against Delta Airlines

WHEN: Thursday, August 4, 1 p.m.

WHERE: CAIR Cincinnati Office, 10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 207, Cincinnati, OH 45242

CONTACT: CAIR Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail: kdabdoub@cair.com

In a statement, CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan said:

“We call on the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a thorough examination into the prevailing practices of major American air carriers, including Delta Airlines, and to develop policy guidelines on the objective factors that are to be considered when determining that a passenger may legally be removed from a flight.â€

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, kdabdoub@cair.com; CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan, shassan@cair.com

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