Graduate student Irum Abassi was wearing a head scarf when she was ordered to leave a flight on Sunday before it took off from San Diego International Airport.
Abassi told reporters at a news conference that a Southwest crew member thought Abassi said, "It's a go" -- or something to that effect -- in a conversation on her cell phone. "They weren't even sure what I said," Abassi said.
She added that what she actually said was "I've got to go," because she could not talk on the phone during take-off.
19 March 2011
Americans still do not trust people wearing head scarves
As reported by Reuters: