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Southwest slams passenger anti-Muslim tweet, but people are calling for the company to do more

Southwest Airlines condemned a passenger racist remarks in the direction of one of their employees, but people think that the company needs to ban him from flying with them.

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Southwest Airlines convicted racist and anti-Muslim tweet of a passenger is focused on one of her employees, but people are calling for the company to do more.

John Guandolo posted the tweet Saturday night, along with a photo of the Southwest employee, but it is now removed from his account. “I wish this were shocking…a sharia-adherent muslim (aka jihadi) on my plane when I head to AZ to speak at the Western Conservative Conference. #ShariaKills” he wrote.

Screenshot just in case @SouthwestAir pic.twitter.com/3r3RYctc2C

— ALT – Immigration ? (@ALT_uscis) March 24, 2018

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After the tweet caught Southwest of the attention of the airline sent out a series of reactions. The airline wrote that they had reported Guandolo a tweet and hoped that it would be removed, as well as expressing their disgust against the ‘ cruel and inappropriate messages.”

Thank you to those who have shared their concerns about a recent inappropriate message from a Customer with one of our Employees. Earlier today, we reported the tweet to Twitter and hope that it will be removed.

— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 25, 2018

“We are proud of our People-focused Culture fostered by the most caring and loving Workers in the world, and in the south-West Family is strong with our Employee who was the victim of this horrific and inappropriate post,” the company tweeted.

We are proud of our People-focused Culture fostered by the most caring and loving Workers in the world, and in the south-West Family is strong with our Employee who was the victim of this horrific and inappropriate post.

— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 25, 2018

“On the south-West, we stand for the embrace of civility and the life according to the Golden Rule, and we ask our Customers to do the same,” she added.

On the south-West, we stand for the embrace of civility and the life according to the Golden Rule, and we ask our Customers to do the same.

— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 25, 2018

But despite their public statement, people want the West to take action, and the prohibition Guandolo ever to fly with the airline again.

“I beg you to take action against @JohnGuandolo and his inappropriate characterization of your employee, on the basis of his appearance or beliefs. There is no excuse for this kind of [blatant] racism of John, or his brothers and sisters. #FightRacism,” someone wrote.

@SouthwestAir, as a 10 + year old A-List flyer, I beg you to take action against @JohnGuandolo and his inappropriate characterization of your employee, on the basis of his appearance or beliefs. There is no excuse for this kind of blantant racism of John, or his brothers and sisters. #FightRacism pic.twitter.com/OgFvm7is9O

— shaunnfullmer (@shaunnfullmer) March 24, 2018

“Thank you for your response, but that is not enough. This employee is literally now in danger. This customer most likely broke the law. This must be determined, the customer should be reported to the authorities, and he should definitely be excluded from future flights,” another tweeted.

Thank you for your answer, but that is not enough. This employee is literally now in danger. This customer most likely broke the law. This must be determined, the customer should be reported to the authorities, and he certainly should be banned from future flights.

— NYCGypsy (@CuriousGypsyNYC) March 25, 2018

“Southwest is a great place to work, and it shows, because you treat your employees like family. Do not change that. Ban him. Stand up for your employees, regardless of the consequences,” someone else added.

The southwest is a great place to work, and it shows, because you treat your employees like family. Do not change that. Ban him. Stand up for your employees, regardless of the consequences. I promise that I will continue to give you my business.

— Michael (@freetravelguys) March 25, 2018

“The airline should absolutely ban this person ever to fly. What happens if he flies again, someone will find that “worry” him, then someone is in danger. Where is the line drawn? #BanHimNow,” another person wrote.

The airline should absolutely ban this person ever to fly. What happens if he flies again, someone will find that “worry” him, then someone is in danger. Where is the line drawn? #BanHimNow

— Mrs. Cupcake (@KaptainKimbro) March 25, 2018

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Southwest is not a comment about whether they plan to have a ban on Guandolo fly with them, but they said they are investigating further. “We are disheartened by these comments, and we are looking into the situation,” Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz told Fox News.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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