When something in the world goes awry, everyone has two options. The first, wait until details emerge so clear thoughts and decisions can be formed based on fact. The second, which the Left loves to choose, instantly become outraged before any details are released and claim the most relevant “-ism”.
When Adam Saleh and Slim Albaher were removed from a Delta Airlines flight on December 21. Saleh took a video of himself being removed from the flight. His reason? He spoke Arabic while on the phone with his mother.
Let the boycotts and shouts of racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia commence!
Wait…back up…let’s take a minute to hear the other side of the story, right, Tolerant Left? Right?
According to Saleh, he and his friend were simply having a conversation in Arabic. This made those on the plane uncomfortable and they were removed. Obviously, from his point of view, the people on the plane are racists who are scared of another language regardless of what the words actually mean. If this is true, then Delta took the incorrect path in removing the two passengers.
But then, we get the other side of the story.
Delta released the following statement:
Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. While one, according to media reports, is a known prankster who was video recorded and encouraged by his traveling companion, what is paramount to Delta is the safety and comfort of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority.
Does that sound like racism to you? Islamophobia? Xenophobia?
Didn’t think so.
Saleh has pulled several stunts on airlines in the past, including, but not limited to, claiming he spent an entire flight in a suitcase in the baggage hold and counting down from ten loudly in Arabic potentially indicating some sort of explosion or attack was going to happen when he hit zero (You can see his other “hilarious” stunts here). In a video posted shortly before the Delta one came about, he mentions that he was told by airport personnel that he would be in trouble. No reason is given in the video, but one can assume it is due to the general ruckus he is known to cause.
According to passenger Soledad O’Brien’s tweet, another passenger tipped off an attendant- this guy is known for his airplane pranks.
A LOT still unclear. But apparently woman sitting near my friend tipped off flight attendants he was a youtube star known for pranks.
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) December 21, 2016
If indeed the situation occurred exactly as Saleh and Albaher describe it, Delta will have to answer to the SJWs of the world. And they should! Racism shouldn’t be tolerated in any situation.
But, unfortunately for the youtube star, all the evidence points in the opposite direction.
“People keep trying to use the fact that we’re pranksters against us, they keep trying to use our past against us,” said Albaher.
Here is the deal, Saleh and Albaher.
When your YouTube channel is chock full of the Muslim Crying Wolf, the age old fable comes back to bite you in the rear. If you are consistently going out of your way to start drama, it should come as no shock when people stop paying attention to your “plight”. Stop devaluing other people’s real life experiences with racial and ethnic prejudices by broadcasting your fake ones. Once you figure that out, maybe the rest of the world will value your opinion.
It is not a game of whether or not they were removed from a flight. The question is why. Maybe it was simply because they were speaking Arabic. Maybe it was because they were causing more of a scene than other passengers appreciated. Maybe it is because he has a history of race baiting others simply to prove it can be done. We do not know what happened before the video began. And quite frankly, Saleh’s YouTube channel is full of pranks or social experiments that leave us wondering. One thing we do know is that the Internet world jumped to conclusions with little evidence.