A man turned to Twitter Monday evening to complain about the way Delta Airlines dealt with a passenger aboard a flight who allegedly "harassed" his Muslim family.
Abed A. Ayoub, who works as a legal and policy director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said his sister was verbally "assaulted" on a Detroit-bound plane as a way to handle the situation.
My sister wear hijab. She was just assaulted on @Delta flight 1576. Shes with her husband and 4 kids. Airline is not helpful. #Islamophobia— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422918233.0
.@Delta and @DeltaAssist - Muslim woman was told "This is America!!" And harassed on your flight. Nothing done by your agents.— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422918471.0
Bigot on @Delta flight 1576 scolds Muslims on plane, passengers crying. Your crew hasn't done anything to make flight safe. @DeltaAssist— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422918609.0
Ayoub, who said that a passenger had a recording of the incident, appeared to become more infuriated when Delta moved the family to the back of the plane.
What does @Delta and @DeltaAssist do when you are harassed? They put you and your kids on the back of the plane. http://t.co/9DpLUNTo5N— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422920568.0
In this country #FlyingWhileBrown is real and airlines like @Delta allow for discrimination to occur on their flights.— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422921274.0
The flight crew was very rude and unprofessional. Seriously @Delta and @DeltaAssist you can do better! #FlyingWhileBrown @adctweets— Abed A. Ayoub (@Abed A. Ayoub)1422926991.0
After the flight landed, Ayoub said that two agents met the family at the gate and "promised action" against both the flight crew and passenger.
A representative for Delta could not be reached for comment by TheBlaze Monday night.
Ayoub said that he was "grateful" for all the support his family has received thus far and would "provide further updates" later.
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