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Flight attendant who denied soda can to Muslim will no longer serve customers
Flight attendant who denied soda can to Muslim will no longer serve customers

United Airlines says a flight attendant involved in a dispute with a customer over a can of Diet Coke, leading to accusations of discrimination, won’t be serving customers on the airline any longer. The dispute arose after Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim American chaplain at Northwestern University, claimed she was told she couldn’t have the unopened can of Diet Coke she requested because passengers “may use it as a weapon” on the plane. When the man sitting next to Ahmad received an unopened can of beer, Ahmad said she protested. A fellow passenger then allegedly yelled, “You Muslim, you need to shut the … up,” and that “You know you would use...

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