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Air Canada is under fire after an employee allegedly asked a young girl in a hijab around her head covering is to be removed after the 12-year-old, reportedly passed through airport security on a flight from San Francisco to Canada, the girl’s older sister claims to be.

On Aug. 1, Fatima Abdelrahman, was flying from San Francisco International Airport to Toronto, on for a squash match, a Canadian news site Narcity reports. It was Abderlrahman for the first time flying alone without a family.

After the passport checks, and to pass through security at the airport, a public Air-Canada-employee-allegedly pulled the girl aside and suggested that she remove her hijab, the preteen told the City News.

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“He asked me to take the scarf off, as in a passport picture, and I wasn’t wearing my scarf,” Abderlrahman claimed to be. “I told him” no ” repeatedly, and then he said to me, ‘you are.'”

“A person came out of it, I think it was the manager, and he brought with him a wife. She took me over to a corner, and I said, ” I have a feeling that if it were a space, what do you think of the room?'” she told City News. “And they said,” no, no, no, No, no, no one is here.” Even if it was, it was a good opportunity and a more open area, and she said to me, ” Quick, quick, pull out your scarf and let’s go.'”

To commit for fear of missing her flight, Abdelrahman said at the time that the search was over, she couldn’t find her team-mates and coaches after the boarding of the aircraft.

“I was really mad. There were people in front of me, wearing sunglasses and hats — they’re not going to tell you that they have it,” the girl told the outlet.

For the squash player, the older sister, Sabreen Abdelrahman, was so outraged by the alleged incident, that she took to Twitter later in the day to be designated by the carrier.

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Air Canada, [enter] and explain why you are drawn to at the end of the 12-year-old sister on the flight to 758 her to take off her hijab AT THE GATE?? AFTER they had passed the security?? [Thank you] for ruining her experiences as the first united states National Team of Squash, a player in a Hijab, and for her first time on the trip,” she wrote online.

In the days since, Sabreen, a tweet has gone viral with nearly 5,000 likes, nearly 2,000 shares and hundreds of comments.

As a sales representative for Air Canada, canada’s flag carrier to quickly respond to the woman’s message — although their apparent lack of understanding of the sister’s relationship, which led to even more comments.

“Hello there Sabreen, we are very sorry to hear about this situation, and we understand your concern. Can you please DM us with your daughter’s booking reference so that we can better follow-up?”, a spokesperson said on Twitter.

Irritated commenters seized the moment to call for the official’s mistake.

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“You don’t need to understand the Sabreen make sure that all is well; you didn’t even have to take the time to read some of her tweets good. It was her younger SISTER, who was asked to remove her hijab, not on her daughter,” when a user is compromised. “Sabreen, I am so sorry that your sister had been raped, like that.”

“‘We’re sorry to hear that We are doing something horrible, just because you’re in public, blasted us on Twitter. Don’t take the time to read all of the details yet,” a different effort.

“Air Canada is a Disgrace on you. Please try again” for a return.

Moving forward, Sabreen told the City News that is reps of Air Canada for the best of its knowledge, that “all who wear religious and cultural dress, it is a right to a safe and secure place, a place for a check, and if necessary my sister had not been granted.”

Air Canada is under fire after an employee allegedly asked a young girl in a hijab around her head covering is to be removed after the 12-year-old, reportedly passed through airport security on a flight from San Francisco to Canada, the girl’s older sister claims to be.
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So, the answer is still on the screen,” the woman concluded.

The representatives of the carrier does not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on the story.

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