Muslim man on 'no-fly' list prevented from returning to Oklahoma to see ailing mother
BY CARLA HINTON NewsOK.com
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
11/06/12 at 6:24 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma Muslim civil rights group is trying to help an Oklahoma native return from the Middle East to visit his terminally ill mother.
Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said Monday his organization and the national CAIR office is working to get Saddiq Long on a flight from Qatar to the United States so he can visit his mother in Oklahoma.
Soltani said CAIR has surmised that Long is on a U.S. government "no-fly" list, but he has been unable to find out why so that he can respond to any allegations or mistaken information.
Soltani said Long, 43, learned earlier this year that his mother, who lives in McAlester, has congestive heart failure. He said Long was born and raised in McAlester, lived on the East Coast as a young adult and served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years.
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Original Print Headline: 'No-fly' list keeping man from Oklahoma