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Muslim US Air Force vet barred from flight

By Owen Weldon     Feb 8, 2013 in World
Saddiq Long, a Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran, was barred on Wednesday from boarding a flight in Oklahoma to return back to Qatar, where his home is located.
Long, who is an American citizen, said that he tried to board a Delta flight at Will Rogers World Airport but he ended up being denied a boarding pass, according to Yahoo.
According to Washington Post, Long said that shortly after being denied a boarding pass about three police officers arrived. Long said that it was strange and very intimidating.
A spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department said that he could not confirm that police were sent to the scene, but he did say that officers assigned to the airport would be summoned in the event of a security concern.
According to CBS, David Castelveter, a TSA spokesman, said that it is his understanding that Long is on a no-fly-list, which is maintained by the FBI.
Rick Rains, an FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City, declined to comment about the incident.
Long said that he has not been given any reason as to why he cannot fly. He also said that last year he had a difficult time entering the country.
Long entered the country last year to visit his ailing mother in Oklahoma and he was attempting to go back home by way of Amsterdam.
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