A Chasidic man was thrown off a flight heading from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to LaGuardia Airport in New York after he ostensibly put too much luggage in the overhead compartment.
According to a man who reportedly videoed the incident, a flight attendant said the Chasidic man had placed too much luggage in the overhead bins and that he had to check in some of his luggage. When he refused, the flight attendant took the luggage down herself to check it in.
The Chasidic man demanded his luggage back, to which the flight attendant replied that he either has to check in the luggage or be removed from the plane. He then placed the luggage back in the overhead bins and was kicked off the flight.
Some observers say that the man didn’t actually put too much luggage in the overhead bins and he was being discriminated against. It isn’t clear from the video that this is certainly the case.
The truly shocking part of the story came after the incident had already ended.
A Twitter account called HQ Satmar, which publishes news from the Aroni faction of Satmar, decided to comment on the matter.
“Open racism by Delta airline staff on flight from Ft Lauderdale to LaGuardia who removed Hasidic Jew for carrying his religious hat & Jacket & luggage, we ask all religious Jews to stop using Delta until these #NAZI staff gets fired for religious discrimination against Jews,” HQ Satmar wrote.
And this is the most shocking part of the story. Never mind that it isn’t blatantly clear that the flight attendant wasn’t following regular airline rules about luggage – it’s certainly possible there was discrimination there, but it isn’t “open racism.” The more disturbing part is how Jews with a public platform would feel that it’s appropriate to compare a Jewish man getting kicked off an airplane to the mass extermination of Jews at the hands of Nazis.
The Holocaust wasn’t that long ago. Have we already forgotten what the Nazis were? Not every time something you don’t like what happens is it comparable to the Nazis. It’s an insult to our 6 million ancestors who were actually hunted by Nazis animals and a complete victimhood mindset that helps nobody. People like this Satmar Twitter account who use the term “Nazi” in an incident like this, clearly have no idea who Dr Josef Rudolf Mengele yemach shemam was. They clearly have no idea how many Yidden were gassed each day. They clearly have no idea what it means that thousands of Jews were shot in cold blood at the Ninth Fort in Kovna. They clearly have no idea what Treblinka was and how 925,000 Jews were murdered just minutes after getting off the cattle car trains.
If you have a public platform, you had better act responsibly, because now, you are a disgrace to humanity and a disgrace to the 6 million Kedoshim HY”D.
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