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An Arab-American Muslim woman from Dearborn who wears an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, said she was harassed by another passenger on an airplane and then told by a flight attendant to move.

Darlene Hider, 32, of Dearborn said she was with her four kids and husband on a Delta Air Lines flight on Monday from Florida back to Detroit when another woman yelled at her, "This is America!" and insulted her because of her Islamic faith.

Instead of asking the woman to stop or moving her, a flight attendant told Hider and her kids to move to another open seat, Hider told the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). According to Hider, the flight attendant said: "You are at my wit's end. You better be quiet before I kick you off of this plane!"


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