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Airlines under scrutiny for profiling of Muslim passengers

The complaint calls for a federal investigation into Southwest Airlines’ practices that can result in discrimination against Muslims, said Saba Maher, the civil rights coordinator for the CAIR chapter. Thais Hanson, a spokeswoman for Southwest, said the airline conducted an internal investigation that determined the flight crew involved followed “protocol, as required by federal law, to investigate any potential threat to civil aviation.
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