Two Muslim clerics who were kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight in Memphis on their way to a religious conference in May have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta and a partnering airline.
On May 6, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul, who were both dressed in traditional Muslim attire, were traveling to a conference in Charlotte, N.C., hosted by the North American Imams Federation. The topic of the conference was "Islamaphobia."
Rahman, who is originally from Pakistan, is an Arabic-language adjunct professor at the University of Memphis. Zaghloul, who is originally from Egypt, is a religious leader at the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis.