JetBlue Passenger Forced To Cover Arabic Shirt Gets $240k From JetBlue, TSA Employees

JetBlue Passenger Forced To Cover Arabic Shirt Gets $240k From JetBlue, TSA Employees

In 2006, Raed Jaer, an Iraqi-born U.S. resident, was forced by TSA officials and JetBlue to cover his t-shirt—it read, “We Will Not Be Silent” in both Arabic and English—before he could board a flight. The airline and the two TSA officials (TSA was not named in the suit) settled out of court last week for $240,000, although JetBlue still denies they did anything wrong, and the TSA says they don’t “condone profiling in any way shape or form.” [More]

American Airlines Flight Grounded After Passengers Complain About Men Speaking Arabic

American Airlines Flight Grounded After Passengers Complain About Men Speaking Arabic

According to the Associated Press, an American Airlines flight was grounded after passengers complained about 6 men who were speaking Arabic. The men had been hired by a company called Defense Training Systems to train Marines at Camp Pendleton.