Student kicked off from US flight after speaking Arabic


NEW YORK, April 18 (APP): A college student, who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee, was taken off a Southwest Airlines flight in California earlier this month after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic, The New York Times reported Monday.
The student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, was removed from flight from Los Angeles
International Airport to Oakland on April 6 after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
“I was very excited about the event so I called my uncle to tell him about it,” he told the Times.