"Flying While Muslim" is an actual term that was born following countless Islamophobic incidents that have occurred in airports and airplanes in recent years. Muslims getting kicked off airplanes for speaking Arabic is just one example. 

Airliners are not the only ones at fault. Hate speech has made its way to passengers, some of whom have whispered vile phrases including "kill yourself" to Muslims during flights. 

The rise of Islamophobia has unconsciously led Muslims to run a mental checklist as a precautionary measure to avoid getting in trouble while flying.

Muslims have been documenting the thought process experienced while boarding a flight under the hashtag #FlyingWhileMuslim. 

The reality is quite disturbing. 

1. The countless *random* security checks

2. The self-imposed rules to avoid "trouble"

3. The shunning of the Arabic language

4. The anxiety when a "remotely Muslim" sound comes out of your phone

5. The pre-flight precautions are never ending

6. The questions asked ... to which you have no answer

7. The tedious scanning process that starts with a machine and ends with a human

8. The conscious choice of words

9. The dress choices

10. The battling of "eye contact"

11. The unfortunate attempt to look "not Muslim" as much as possible

12. "Dress white, make your flight. Dress brown, don't leave town"

13. The moment when they "accidentally" cancel your reservation

14. The worst of them all