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Update: Oklahoma Muslim On No-Fly List to Return to U.S.

Saadiq has been barred from returning to the United States as US authorities has placed his name in the no-fly list

Saadiq has been barred from returning to the United States as US authorities has placed his name in the no-fly list

Oklahoma Muslim on no-fly list to return to U.S.

On Monday, November 19, representatives of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will meet a Muslim Air force veteran who had been barred from returning to Oklahoma when he finally arrives at Will Rogers World Airport.

“We welcome the positive development in this case and hope Mr. Long will not face any bureaucratic difficulties when he returns to his native land,” said CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani.

Following intervention by CAIR-OK, Saadiq Long, a U.S. citizen and Air Force veteran living in Qatar, was allowed to board a Delta Airlines flight (3316) due to arrive at 5:02 p.m. on Monday. He has been struggling to return home for six months after being denied boarding on two previous flights to visit his terminally-ill mother, apparently because he had been placed on a government no-fly list.

CAIR press release, 18 November 2012

See also “Oklahoman on ‘no fly’ list allowed to fly home”,KOCO.com, 18 November 2012

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  • Ahmad

    A good development. But why was a US Army Veteran on a no-fly list? Seriously he risked his life for his country by being in the army.

  • http://thekhanstah.wordpress.com khanstah

    Great!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold CriticalDragon1177

    @Amago

    I’m really glad this happened.

  • mindy1

    I wish him luck, and we have GOT to find a better way to update that friggen list :/

  • Senor

    I’m happy for him that he is finally coming home. The real injustice is the fact that he will have less time to spend with his ailing mother. Those could have been very precious moments in his life.

    The no fly list is a very sinister list. Nelson Mandela was on there. Reporters who criticized Bush and Cheney were put on there. Also, reporters who reported negatively about the TSA were also put on that list.

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