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Air Force Veteran Placed on No-Fly List, Unable to Visit Ailing Mother

" In April of this year, Saadiq Long, a 43-year-old African-American Muslim who now lives in Qatar, purchased a ticket on KLM Airlines to travel to Oklahoma, the state where he grew up. Long, a 10-year veteran of the US Air Force, had learned that the congestive heart failure from which his mother suffers had worsened, and she was eager to see her son. He had last seen his mother and siblings more than a decade ago, when he returned to the US in 2001, and spent months saving the money to purchase the ticket and arranging to be away from work.

The day before he was to travel, a KLM representative called Long and informed him that the airlines could not allow him to board the flight. That, she explained, was because the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had placed Long on its "no-fly list", which bars him from flying into his own country.

Long has now spent the last six months trying to find out why he was placed on this list and what he can do to get off of it. He has had no success, unable to obtain even the most basic information about what caused his own government to deprive him of this right to travel."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/05/muslim-n...

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Well then:

Why doesn't he just fly in to Mexico and walk across like everyone else?

*Sarcasm*

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I am appalled by my government

Actually

...that makes a great deal of sense.

How long until

they come out with a "no train ride" list?

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