Six American men of Iraqi descent are suing American Airlines for being publicly humiliated and detained after a suspicious passenger reported them. The men were returning home after being at Camp Pendleton to train Marines on Iraqi culture.
"They treated me like a terrorist. We didn't do anything wrong, but they made everybody scared of us," said 30-year-old David Al-Watan. Since the flight couldn't be rescheduled that day, 100 passengers were put up in hotels.
Their lawyer said: "These are some of the most pro-American people around. There's no reason to suspect that these people were a threat on this airline. This is the face of prejudice and racism that happens today."