A British Muslim man was asked to get off the plane moments before he was to disembark on honeymoon with his wife.
Ahmed Ali was going to Morocco from Manchester Airport when he was questioned over terrorism and taken off a Thomson flight, he has claimed.
The 39-year-old man who lives in Derby was interrogated for a number of hours by Greater Manchester Police Officers, something he said happened for the 20th time. However, it was the first time he was told to disembark the plane immediately.
Ali said, “I was on the plane and watching a video and my wife was chatting to the people next to her. We were really looking forward to the holiday because it was a late honeymoon for us.”
He added: “I was then tapped on the shoulder by a member of staff who said you need to leave the plane. I asked three times – why? She said the police are outside waiting for you. I asked why you have taken me off the flight. They said follow us and said they would interview me under section seven of the terrorism act.”
Ali is a property developer who works with his father Zamir. His work requires him to travel to Middle East and Europe.
On this excruciating discrimination, he said he was recently questioned before he boarded a flight at Heathrow along with his mother.
But the latest incident has caused him to take a firm stand against such behaviour and wished that he was detained so that he could prove in the court that there’s something wrong with such discrimination.
“I am so upset about it. What they did was wrong and I think it is purely because I am Muslim and have a beard,” he said.
Soon after the incident he posted a video rant on his social media profile in which he compared David Cameron to Hitler, saying that the latter was “oppressing the Muslim people”.
He went on to say, “I’m no threat to anyone. The only person who is a threat is David Cameron and his bigotry. Hitler was an oppressive and a bad person to the Jews and to people in general. Today’s Hitler is David Cameron.”
Ali said he also works for charity and feed white people just out of humanity.
“I explained that I was British. I’m a British Muslim. I go out and feed the homeless in Britain – white people. I’ve been to Cumbria to help people. Before all of this. I’ve been doing it for seven or eight years,” he said.
The Muslim man was not only discriminated against by the police but according to him has also received racist comments on his Facebook profile, calling him a terrorist and someone who has several wives, an allegation he stoutly denies.
The article originally appeared on Daily Mail.