UPDATE: CAIR SPEAKS TO MUSLIM SCHOLAR BARRED FROM U.S.
CAIR was able to speak to South African Muslim scholar Moulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi who was refused entry to the United States when he landed in San Francisco on Friday. Azmi was held in detention and put on a flight to London on Saturday.
Azmi, a 60-year-old diabetic, told CAIR that he was “put in jail” and treated “like I did a big crime” despite the fact that he was never informed why he was refused entry. He said he only ate bread during his time in detention and that he slept in a chair Friday night.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org