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Muslim clerics say barred from US flights
Three imams including a US-born Muslim bound for a conference on Islamophobia were kicked off US domestic flights out of security fears, clerics and an airline said Saturday.
Two imams boarded a flight from Memphis, Tennessee to Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday only to have it return to the terminal so they could be put through "additional screening," said a spokesman for Atlantic South Airlines (ASA), the Delta Connection airline operating the flight.
"We take security and safety very seriously, and the event is currently under investigation," said spokesman Jarek Beem, adding that the men were put on the next available flight.
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