A pair of White women were kicked off of their flight after complaining about the presence of three other male Muslim passengers.
The incident occurred on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight from Dalaman, Turkey to Gatwick Airport, England on Friday.
The women, who described the robed men as “terrorists” and a “threat,” reportedly spoke to flight attendants to try to have them removed.
Other passengers then called them out for their blatant racism, resulting in a heated exchange.
One of the women called another passenger a “fat b****.”
“She was calling passengers and the three men in particular all sorts of nasty names,” wrote Shanea Kerry, who boarded the flight.
“I then called her out for her racism and highlighted her stupidity in flying to a country rooted in Islamic values, then discriminating against Muslims.
“She then responded with verbal abuse, calling me a ‘fat b****…’”
So today my flight was delayed 2/3 hours cause 2 racist white women refused to fly with 3 Asian Muslim men. When confronted for their disgusting behaviour 1 went on to scream abuse & call me a ‘fat bitch’
a thread&footage is coming
twitter get ready to do your thing🤬
— YT : SHANEA KERRY 🎥 (@shaneakerry) July 12, 2019
Mario Van Poppel, who was traveling with his pregnant wife and three children, told the Daily Mirror, “When we got on she was speaking to one of the flight crew and saying she was having a panic attack.”
“They were trying to talk her around but she wasn’t having it,” he added.
a passenger on our Thomas Cook flight #MT105 from Dalaman to Gatwick refuses to board the plane because three bearded men in white prayer robes are on board. All passengers are united in anger against this crazy #racist woman. It’s 2am #fedup
— Mario Van Poppel (@poppelmario) July 11, 2019
Kerry said that one of the women called the rest of the passengers “stupid” for staying on the flight.
Meanwhile, the Muslim men were “offended” but “kept their cool,” Van Poppel said.
The scene, which delayed the flight for around 70 minutes, reduced some passengers to tears.
In a statement, Thomas Cook Airlines said that the women had been removed for their offensive behavior.
“Two passengers on flight MT105 from Dalaman to London Gatwick were removed from the aircraft by police following offensive behaviour on board.
“The safety of our customers and crew is always our first priority and we do not accept this kind of behaviour on our aircraft. We are sorry to our customers for the delay this caused to their flight.”
Images via Twitter / @shaneakerry