May 30, 2015 9:00 pm -


The Muslim woman is a chaplain at Northwestern University.

Tahera Ahmad, an associate chaplain and director of interfaith engagement, relayed the alleged incident on Facebook while she was on the flight Friday night.

She told her followers she was in tears following the exchange, which she said prompted a passenger to swear at her and also make anti-Muslim remarks.

Earlier, Ahmad said the flight attendant had given her an opened can of Diet Coke.

When Ahmad requested an unopened can, the flight attendant told her, “Well, I’m sorry. I just can’t give you an unopened can, so no Diet Coke for you.”

The same flight attendant then proceeded to give another passenger an unopened can of beer, Ahmad said.

Ahmad said she again asked the flight attendant why the man was able to receive an unopened beverage but she couldn’t.

The flight attendant, according to Ahmad, replied, “We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people, because they may use it as a weapon on the plane.”

When Ahmad proceeded to tell the flight attendant she felt she was being discriminated against, the flight attendant quickly grabbed the man’s can, opened it and said, “It’s so you don’t use it as a weapon,” Ahmad said.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

38 responses to Muslim Denied Soda On Flight For Fear She’d Use It As Weapon

  1. whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    fuking disgusting! i’m soooo sorry this happened to her. i have requested, anytime i am to receive a can of beer or soda, that it not be opened prior to my receiving it. for a couple of reasons. and those reasons are my own. but, i’ll share. 1. i don’t know who’s opening my beverage. 2. i like to make sure the can top is clean. i will even use a napkin to clean the top and it doesn’t matter if it looks clean. 3. cans tend to have been sitting in storage and rat chit, for all i know may have dropped on it. maybe i shared too much? aside from that. how about the crazy ass mcveigh’s that might aboard your flight?!!

  2. Hard2find May 30th, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Those in fear act like savages and Fox news and CONsertives want you afraid

    • Dwendt44 May 31st, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      The trolls on the facebook page about this incident are examples of what you speak.

  3. Nothingnew May 30th, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    You both deserve to be beheaded if you believe this cockameme story.

  4. burqa May 30th, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    The linked article doesn’t say whether she filed a formal complaint, though the airline seemed to want her to do so. I hope she did.
    The good news is the stewardess saw she was wrong fairly soon and not only apologized, but also took it up with the pilot and the company.
    The ones deserving of the most condemnation here are the horrible passengers.

    • nola878 May 31st, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Exactly. Not speaking up against evil in such a situation is the same as condoning it, in my mind.

    • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      especially the loud mouth WHITE RACIST NAZI that disrupted the flight and endangered ALL the other beer drinking passengers!
      All commercial airlines should be equipped with passenger selected ejection seats.
      eg: touch screen pad where you could pinpoint the loudmouth WHITE RACIST NAZI and push the red EJECT button.

    • RRRow June 1st, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Turns out she had ties to terrorism after all….

      • burqa June 1st, 2015 at 11:13 pm

        Did the stewardess or passengers know that at the – – – no wait a minute! You’re basing that claim on something from Breitbart?
        For over a decade Andrew Breitbart made fools of unsuspecting conservatives who trusted he was giving them accurate info, only to get creamed on the internet when they pposted it.
        Good grief, the man died ignominously with a big fat lie of his being debunked in the media.
        And now, even in death the man is finding victims….sorry it had to be you..

  5. Biggs May 30th, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    another made up accusation to provoke sympathy for those plane hijacking bomb happy subhuman savages!

    • jasperjava May 31st, 2015 at 4:55 am

      If you’re looking for subhuman savages, look no further than the nearest mirror.

      • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:30 pm

        what? -and break the only mirror in the compound?
        better they should lean over a bottomless reflection pool far enough to fall in and start sinking.

    • Anomaly 100 May 31st, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Oh, STFU.

    • rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 9:59 am

      That is called projection on your part.

      • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        t’s called UNAMERICAN by REAL AMERICANS who now support the 2nd Amendment Right of People of the Islamic Religions to keep and bear NUCLEAR arms just like the US Constitution says in writing!

        • rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 1:18 pm

          Take you meds…you’re beginning to drool again

          • whatthe46 May 31st, 2015 at 5:29 pm


    • lynchie May 31st, 2015 at 11:10 am

      please go back and put on your hood your racism is showing

      • Biggs May 31st, 2015 at 11:48 am

        what race are muslims?

        • lynchie May 31st, 2015 at 11:57 am


          • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:27 pm

            100 for correct response in a timely manner!

          • Biggs May 31st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

            911 says otheriwise, sympathizer!

          • arc99 May 31st, 2015 at 4:57 pm

            By your logic, April 19, 1995 says the same thing about gun owning conservative Christians


            A bomb carried in a Ryder truck exploded in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City at 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995. The bomb claimed 168 innocent lives. That a homegrown, war-decorated American terrorist named Timothy McVeigh drove and parked the Ryder truck in the handicap zone in front of the Murrah Building there is little doubt.

          • lynchie May 31st, 2015 at 6:09 pm

            Yeah I’m a sympathizer but hey who knows you may be right. Better have a stockpile of guns and ammo because there are 1.6 Billion muslims and if they get riled they may come looking for you first. But then you’re ready right tough guy. Volunteer and go to Iraq and kill some ISIS folks….thought not you pile

    • arc99 May 31st, 2015 at 11:59 am

      another lie to generate hatred in the “minds” of ignorant bigoted unAmerican right wing subhuman savages.

      • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:28 pm

        good call on the WHITE RACIST NAZIS!

    • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      too bad the flight attendant opened the can of beer. We the people could have petitioned our Government to ban all white racist Nazi airlines from entering into or exiting from American Facilities.


  6. labman57 May 31st, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Pamela Geller just read this news story … and had an orgasm.

    • rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Her first

      • granpa.usthai May 31st, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        most probably a fake!

  7. rg9rts May 31st, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Did she have mentos with her???

  8. RRRow June 1st, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Guess what?…. turns out that this lady did have strong ties to terrorist organizations…. Here’s the story for those of you Liberals who seem to think you know everything…. God Bless the United States of America.