Another guy, the boyfriend of another man on the London to New York City flight called Saleh a "social media whore" who is lying about what happened before he was booted from the flight.
Saleh claims in a video that he and a friend were kicked off the jet after he spoke to his mother in Arabic. But this YouTube phony has many videos of airplane-related hoaxes. On this hoax he said that white passengers became outraged after he and his friend continued speaking in Arabic.
Delta disputed Saleh's claims as did two passengers.
"I sat two seats away from the internet prankster and his friend. Neither of them was on any phone call. I could hear them talking in plain American English," a man named Anthony who said he was two rows away from Saleh wrote on Reddit. Anthony also posted a photo of his boarding pass to prove he was on the same flight.
Anthony said that Saleh told his friend, who goes by the name "Slim," "to shout something in Arabic, which he did a total of four times."
After Slim (aka "Slime") shouted, a couple of other passengers told the idiots that they were making them and their kids uncomfortable and asked "could they shut up." It was a rhetorical question.
"I literally watched him egging his friend on to shout out across the aeroplane, even after they were asked politely to stop they carried on and told people to shut their mouths," Anthony said on Reddit. "It was only when several people got up and the stewards came over they started saying it was racism, he was definately [sic] racebaiting."
Anthony pointed out that another woman on the plane was speaking in Arabic but "nobody said a word to her."
Another man, Roderick Edens, said that his boyfriend was sitting near Saleh on the flight.
Edens wrote: "The entire thing was planned. He wasn't on the phone with his mom speaking Arabic. He and his friends were shouting in Arabic with their fists balled up in the air," Edens said his boyfriend claimed.
Saleh needs to be put on the "No Fly" list.