Muslim woman claims she is victim of discrimination after being taken off plane in handcuffs

By | November 15, 2020

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — A Muslim woman claims she is the victim of discrimination after Port Authority Police took her off a plane in handcuffs at Newark Airport.

The woman is a self-described activist named Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.

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In a video taken by another passenger, you can hear Al-Khatahtbeh arguing with police about staying on the plane. It was an American Airlines jet, preparing to take off for Charlotte.

Al-Khatahtbeh says a first-class passenger falsely claimed to be threatened by her because they got into a dispute on the security line.

The airline says she confronted the man in his seat.

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