She got a Diet Coke, but she wanted it unopened. The flight attendant opened it for her.
Tahera Ahmad and her Islamist allies freaked out on Twitter screaming about Islamophobia and launching a #UnitedforTahera hashtag.
So far, the pilot and the flight attendant both apologized to her, United Airlines apologized to her and fired the flight attendant…
Update: #UnitedforTahera is now a Twitter account.
The LA Times reports: The flight attendant has been “removed from United Express flying,” Republic Airways said, and will receive additional sensitivity training before being allowed to fly elsewhere in the airline’s network, which also includes Delta, American Eagle, and US Airways flights.