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Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights.

Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to a national conference in Charlotte over the weekend when they were asked to leave the planes without reason. The imams had passed through security at the airports before being removed by security.

The attorney for the imams, Mo Idlibi, said Tuesday his clients were humiliated. He called it blatant discrimination and says he's considering a lawsuit against the two airlines.

He says airline pilots have the discretion to remove passengers. But he says if their reasoning is based discrimination, the airlines will be held accountable.

There was no immediate response from American Airlines or Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

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