Posted by: JWP | 10/20/2009

Imams settle lawsuit over removal from 2006 flight

Six imams taken off from a 2006 US Airways flight after passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior have settled their discrimination lawsuit, saying they considered it acknowledgment that their removal was a mistake.

Neither the imams nor attorneys in the case would discuss terms of the tentative settlement, announced today, which requires approval from a federal judge.

Marwan Sadeddin, of Phoenix, said the settlement does not include an apology but he considers it an acknowledgment that a mistake was made. He did not point the finger at either US Airways or local authorities. MORE

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