Update, 7:46pm: United has responded to DansDeals saying, “This pilot has been removed from service, with pay, while we look into this matter.”
Last month, Air Canada suspended and then fired a 787 pilot with extreme anti-Israel social media posts.
Today, @StopAntisemites shared that United pilot Ibrahim R Mossallam has even worse posts on his facebook account.
On October 7th he justified Hamas’ massacre of Jews and kidnapping of babies and Holocaust survivors as “resistance by brave people.”
Ibrahim R Mossallam is a United Airlines pilot who stated on an October 7th Facebook post the massacre in Israel that left 1400 people dead, women raped, and babies burned alive was "resistance by brave people".
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 20, 2023
Mr. Mossallam was appointed as CAIR-NY’s (The New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations) Board Chairman in 2021. The CAIR-NY website lists him as currently serving as board vice president.
In a January 2012 article, The Brooklyn Ink identifies him as being a 33 year old Palestinian American. It goes on to quote him as saying,
“But in the wake of relentless scrutiny after 9/11, he says, Muslims in America were forced to evaluate their faith and identity. “Muslims wanted to find out ‘Where in the Koran does it say you can attack civilians? What could they have possibly taken and twisted to fit their thinking?” he said. “The more I read about Islam the more I realized half the stuff I knew was false.”
The younger generation of Muslims, he continues, is much better educated and is more likely to practice the true version of the religion. His parent’s generation practices a more cultural version of the faith, depending on where they immigrated from. The result is a new generation of Muslims who are much more open about their beliefs, not particularly inclined to assimilate and more likely to react to perceived prejudice.”
His Facebook page confirms that he’s a pilot for United and is chock full of hateful and false information about the war.
Among hundreds of highly problematic posts, he posts this as the reason for US support for Israel. Apparently, government officials like Antony Blinken’s ethnic group is the Israeli flag?
He claims that Israel kills journalists who expose “Israel’s crimes” and bribes journalists that cover for them.
If Mr. Mossallam feels that the rape, torture, and kidnapping of Jews is justifiable and that all Jews are Israelis, how can he be trusted to fly any Jew safely?
DansDeals reached out to United for comment earlier today, but haven’t yet received a response. This post will be updated if United does comment on Mr. Mossallam.
Will you avoid flying United for as long as Mr. Mossallam could be your pilot? Be sure to Tweet to @United and contact United to let them know.
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— DansDeals (@DansDeals) November 20, 2023