CAIR: CAIR: FAIRFAX MAN RETURNING FROM YEMEN STRANDED IN CAIRO AFTER LANDING ON NO-FLY LIST
Peter Finn, Washington Post, 6/17/10
...Yahya Wehelie, 26, said Wednesday that after landing at the airport in Cairo in early May, he was told he would not be able to board his connection to New York and would have to go to the U.S. Embassy for an explanation. Embassy officials later told Wehelie and a younger brother with whom he was traveling that they would have to wait for FBI agents to arrive from Washington...
Civil liberties groups say the case is part of an emerging pattern in which American citizens are barred from flying to the United States so they can be questioned overseas by U.S. agents without counsel. The Council on American-Islamic Relations cited Wehelie's case and that of other Americans stranded abroad in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week. (More)
CAIR: CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS DECRY US MUSLIM'S NO-FLY PLIGHT
Michelle Ruiz, AOL News, 6/16/10
U.S. civil liberties groups are protesting the case of a 26-year-old Muslim-American man who was placed on the no-fly list and barred from returning to the States after spending 18 months in Yemen. (More)
CAIR: US CITIZEN BARRED FROM RETURNING FOLLOWING YEMEN
Democracy Now, 6/17/10
A US citizen says he’s been prevented from returning to the United States after ending an eighteen-month stay in Yemen...
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says the no-fly list is being used as a form of "extraordinary rendition" and is calling on the Obama administration to intervene. (More)
CAIR: FBI ACCUSED OF USING NO-FLY LIST TO KEEP SOME MUSLIM AMERICANS ABROAD
Jerome Socolovsky, VOA News, 6/17/10
U.S. authorities have beefed up enforcement of a no-fly list after several recent terror plots nearly succeeded. Now, an American Muslim group says the authorities are using the no-fly lists to prevent some Muslim Americans from returning to their country...
"We are witnessing what appears to be a new policy by the Obama administration of barring American citizens from coming home based on suspicions," said Nihad Awad. (More)
CAIR VIDEO: FBI PREVENTS VA. MUSLIM FROM RETURNING TO U.S.
A local Muslim organization is calling on the FBI to release a 26-year-old Virginia man, who was detained and put on the no-fly list while on his way back from Yemen. (More)