WE NEED TRAVEL TREATY WITH US, SAY SA MUSLIMS
South African Muslims claiming to have been discriminated against by international authorities for their religious beliefs have demanded that the government stand up for their rights.
This week eight Muslims and Islamic scholars sent a petition to several South African cabinet ministers and President Thabo Mbeki.
They are asking that a United Nations investigation be initiated into the treatment of Muslim travellers from South Africa, and that the necessary steps be taken to implicate those at fault.
The men want the government to protect the rights of future travellers to the US by securing a treaty to this effect.