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Imams detained at airport allege bias

Nation in Brief / MINNESOTA

November 22, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Six Muslim clerics removed from a US Airways flight said in Minneapolis that they were victims of discrimination and called for a boycott of the airline.

The imams were removed from the flight to Phoenix on Monday night after three of them said their normal evening prayers in the terminal in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport before boarding, said Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Federation. The clerics were questioned by police and the FBI but no charges were filed.

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