Jihad Watch reported on September 28 about this incident: a woman got on an airplane, saw dogs on it, and demanded they be removed because she had, she said, “life-threatening allergies.” When she could not produce documentation of that fact, she was herself removed from the plane. “She was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer, and resisting arrest.”
It turned out that she was a Muslim and a professor of Islamic studies, which was noteworthy because Islam has a notable hostility to dogs. But none of the establishment media coverage contained the information that she was Muslim. Nonetheless, now she is claiming that it all happened “because she is a woman, a person of color, and a Muslim.”
Well, she does seem to be a woman. But she is not in the slightest degree a “person of color,” if the testimony of one’s eyes matters at all anymore. If, on the other hand, being a “person of color” is simply an index of how woke one is, then yes, I’m sure she is a “person of color.” And there is no doubt that she is a Muslim, as clearly she is a skillful practitioner of the claiming of victimhood that we have seen so very, very often from Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. and worldwide.
“Southwest says she was forced off a plane after a dispute over dog allergies. The woman has a very different account,” by Mary Hui, Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2017 (thanks to Darcy):
A viral video that ricocheted worldwide last month may not be what it seemed, according to the woman shown being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Baltimore.
The airline says that the woman had complained about two dogs aboard the Los Angeles-bound aircraft last Tuesday, stating that she had a life-threatening pet allergy. But the woman could not provide a medical certificate, without which the airline can deny a passenger boarding, Southwest said.
What ensued was a scene that has become all too familiar in air travel.
The passenger refused requests for her to deplane, and law enforcement was called in to remove her from the flight.
This is where the video starts. The officers pull her out of seat. She screams at them, telling them, “Don’t touch me.” She is dragged down the aisle. She was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer, and resisting arrest.
That is one version of the events aboard the Southwest flight.
The woman, Anila Daulatzai, 46, has a very different account of how things unfolded.
According to her lawyers, Daulatzai, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, alleges that she never asked for the dogs to be removed from the plane, never claimed to have life-threatening allergies and was never asked for medical certification. She was forced off the plane, she alleges, because of who she is: a woman of color and of the Islamic faith.
In a statement released Wednesday, Daulatzai’s attorneys charged that she was “profiled, abused, interrogated, detained, and subjected to false reporting and the trauma of racist, vitriolic public shaming precisely because she is a woman, a person of color, and a Muslim.”
“She survived sexism, racial profiling, and police brutality that fateful day,” reads the statement from Hall & Sethi, a law firm based in Reston, Va., that specializes in cases of personal injury. “Her mistreatment was particularly distressing because she is presently pregnant with her first child.”
Daulatzai had discussed her non-life-threatening dog allergies with Southwest crew members soon after boarding the aircraft, her attorneys say. But shortly after she had taken a seat at a safe distance from the dogs toward the back of the plane, a Southwest representative approached her, asking her to leave the plane. Despite assuring flight crew that she would be completely fine on the plane, her attorneys allege, Daulatzai was “pulled from her seat by her belt loop” and “dragged . . . through the aisle exposed with torn pants.”
Daulatzai’s attorneys say that the charges filed against her “have no merit.”
Bill Dumas, the passenger who recorded the incident and uploaded it to YouTube, told NBC News that while the police were being “overly aggressive,” Daulatzai was also combative and “wasn’t giving [the officers] much of a choice.”…