A Muslim man in the United States was thrown off a plane for saying the Islamic phrase of “inshallah”, which means “God willing” in Arabic, a report says.
Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old Berkeley graduate, was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport in April after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone, The Independent reported on Thursday.
Shortly after sitting on his chair Makhzoomi called his uncle in Baghdad, Iraq, to tell him about his excitement of having a brief encounter with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Before ending the call, he used the Islamic phrase of “inshallah.” The man noticed a female passenger staring at him but he thought she was irritated because he spoke loudly.
But within two minutes one guy came with police officers, and told him to get off the plane, he told CNN. “I can’t believe how fast they were.”
An agent escorted him outside and…