Muslim USAF veteran bounced from flight

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KTUL: Group: Muslim USAF veteran bounced from flight

    A Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran says he was barred from boarding a flight in Oklahoma City while trying to return to his home to Qatar. Saadiq Long says he tried to board a plane Wednesday at Will Rogers World Airport and was denied a boarding pass - then was referred to the FBI ... FBI spokesman Rick Rains in Oklahoma City declined comment. Long says he also had difficulty entering the country last year and has not been told why he can't fly. Long has been visiting his ailing mother in Oklahoma and was attempting to return home by way of Amsterdam.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From a longer version of the AP feed ...

    News OK: Oklahoma group: Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran bounced from flight

    The director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Oklahoma chapter says a Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran was barred from boarding a flight while trying to return home to Qatar. CAIR Director Adam Soltani says Saadiq Long attempted to board a plane at Will Rogers World Airport on Wednesday and was denied a boarding pass by the airline. Transportation Security Administration spokesman David Castelveter says it was his understanding that Long's name is on a no-fly list — but that his agency doesn't maintain the list. FBI spokesman Rick Rains in Oklahoma City declined to comment.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    DHS considers CAIR a terrorist organization.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The unconstitutional no-fly list strikes again as Saadiq Long tries to return to his current home in Qatar ...

    Fox News: Muslim US Air Force vet again barred from boarding flight

    A Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran who had trouble entering the country last year to visit his terminally ill mother was barred again Saturday from trying to return home to Qatar, the second time this month that he's been prohibited from boarding a flight in Oklahoma City because his name appears on a government no-fly list. Saadiq Long, an American citizen, told The Associated Press that he attempted to board a Delta Airlines flight at Will Rogers World Airport but was denied a boarding pass after the ticket agent contacted Delta officials. After that, Transportation Security Administration agents arrived. Long said a TSA agent told him that he was "still on the list" and he would have to contact the FBI.

    Whatever happened to the Land of the Free? American government today is just an illegitimate farce.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    How can a citizen have their right to travel taken away without legal action being taken? If he has committed a crime then charge him.
     
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  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Welcome to the world of George Orwell. Or maybe The Prisoner.
     
  7. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    For the lawyers among us, what if he committed some sort of minor infraction at a checkpoint, such as disrupting the screening process and took it trial? Could a good team of lawyers compel the government to release his "file" during discovery???
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not a lawyer but: This would most likely end up in a state or municipal court, which can't force the feds to do much of anything.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Proneing out the freedom fluffer would put it into federal court.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Only if the feds want it moved. They can always choose to let them twist in the wind in a local court.

    Look at the Ruby Ridge case, which backfired on that strategy when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to the District Court in Boise with instructions to get on with Lon Horiuchi's trial.

    Too bad a corrupt local prosecutor dropped the case and allowed that landmark decision to be vacated.
     

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