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Muslim rights group seeks apology from Spirit Airlines over BWI incident

Muslim rights group seeks apology from Spirit Airlines over BWI incident

A Muslim rights group is asking Spirit Airlines to apologize to four passengers who were removed Tuesday from a flight out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The airline denies that the passengers' ethnicity or religion played a role in the incident.

A woman and three men aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 969 bound for Chicago O'Hare International Airport were escorted off the plane and questioned Tuesday morning after a witness reported suspicious activity to the flight crew, Maryland Transportation Authority police said. Police determined that one of the passengers was watching a news report on a smartphone.

Other passengers described the four as being of Middle Eastern...

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