United States CBP retards detain two-time Olympic gold medalist & Oregon resident as terror suspect

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Mike, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yahoo! Sports: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah detained on terrorist suspicion

    So how was your Christmas? Mo Farah celebrated his by getting taken for a possible terrorist.
    The two-time gold medal winner for Great Britain at this past summer's games was traveling in Oregon and was questioned by U.S. Customs officials after they noticed his Somali ancestry.

    "I couldn’t believe it," Farah said, according to the Sun. "Because of my Somali origin, I get detained every time I come through US Customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn’t have it." (Tricksy terrorists, using gold medals! What will they think of next?)

    Farah, 29, was born in Somalia but moved to Britain with his English-born father as a child. He won the 5000m and 10,000m races this summer in London. Last year, he moved to Oregon to train with the legendary Alberto Salazar at the headquarters of Nike.
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  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    He should be careful traveling with those medals, lest CBP or TSA simply steal them.

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