BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Thirty-one civil rights groups have signed and released a coalition letter Monday morning asking charges to be dropped against a pregnant, Maryland Muslim professor who was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last month.

The statement, which was sent to Southwest Airlines and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, ask that all criminal charges be dropped against Anila Daulatzai, who’s a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

The civil rights groups also ask that new protocols and racism training be implemented regarding the deescalation and mediation of incidents similar to Daulatzai’s.

This is a developing story.

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Comments (2)
  1. Why drop the charges for her criminal acts? She violated the law, cause a dangerous scene on an airplane, and was correctly removed and (I assume) arrested. It has nothing to do with her cultish religion, her sex or her pregnancy. None of these three factors play any role in not charging her with her criminal acts.

    Let a Judge and Jury decide her guilt or innocence!

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