Passenger says she was denied unopened can of soda on flight over weapon concerns

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CHICAGO -- A Muslim chaplain from Northwestern is questioning the sincerity of an apology from United Airlines.

Tahera Ahmad asked for an unopened can of diet soda Friday on a Chicago to Washington flight.

The flight attendant insisted on opening it saying Ahmad might use it as a weapon.

Then a man was served an unopened beer.

When Ahmad asked why, another passenger hurled an anti-Muslim rant at her, leaving her in tears.

United apologized for the incident calling it a misunderstanding.

Ahmad, a frequent flyer, says she won't fly United again until it admits there was discrimination and improves diversity training.

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