Settlement Reached in Case of Praying Imams Removed From Flight
Six imams who were removed from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis in 2006 have reached a tentative settlement of their discrimination lawsuit.
The imams' attorney, Omar Mohammedi, said Tuesday that all sides agreed to the settlement at a conference Monday. But he said the details still need to be finalized and the settlement needs to be approved by a federal judge.
Mohammedi declined to comment on the terms of the settlement but saids the six imams are satisfied with it.
An attorney for US Airways, Michael Lindberg, declined comment.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission had no immediate information.
The six Muslim imams were removed from the Phoenix-bound flight after passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior.
They sued the airline, saying that unnamed "John Doe" passengers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported that they engaged in "suspicious" behavior — praying in the terminal — before they boarded the plane.
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