A Muslim from Qatar who's worked in the USAF is on a no-fly list for security reasons, but the AP Wire takes his side anyway
A Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran, who had trouble entering the country last year to visit his ailing mother, was barred Wednesday from boarding a flight in Oklahoma City to return to his home in Qatar.
Saadiq Long, an American citizen, told The Associated Press he attempted to board a Delta flight at Will Rogers World Airport but was denied a boarding pass.
"I think about three police officers arrived after that," Long said. "It was very, very strange, by the way, and very intimidating."
Lt. Jay Barnett, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department reached after business hours, couldn't confirm that police were sent to the scene, but said officers assigned to the airport would be summoned for a security concern.
I think the man is dramatizing and the AP going right along with his basic sob story. As told below:
TSA spokesman David Castelveter said: "It's my understanding this individual was denied a boarding pass by the airline because he was on a no-fly list. The TSA does not confirm whether someone is or is not on the no-fly list, as that list is maintained by the FBI."
If he's done anything suspicious or felonious, then I'm sure the authorities have good reason to bar him from a flight. But the main problem is that he does not seem to acknowledge the reasons why anyone of his standing could have trouble with the authorities: 9-11. And the AP does nothing to show that they too understand the importance of air security.
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