Airline Employee Linked To Terrorist Plot Sues For Religious Discrimination

Claire Gordon
Rajib Karim fired discrimination Muslim
Rajib Karim fired discrimination Muslim

British Airways fired a baggage handler who was linked to a terrorist plot, but due to lack of direct evidence was never convicted. The man insists that he's innocent, and is suing the airline for religious discrimination.

Last year, Rajib Karim (pictured at left), a former IT specialist for British Airways, was found guilty of plotting to blow up an aircraft, and conspiring with the Yemeni-American radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki. Known as the "bin Laden of the Internet," al-Awlaki had allegedly emailed Karim to ask: "Is it possible to get a package or person with a package on board a flight heading to the US?"