Finally in U.S., McAlester native now not allowed to return to Qatar
BY CARLA HINTON NewsOK.com
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 6:19 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A McAlester native who lives in the Middle East was prevented from returning there Wednesday.
Saadiq Long, a U.S. Air Force veteran and U.S. citizen, said he tried to check in for his flight to Qatar at Will Rogers World Airport on Wednesday but was told by a representative of the Transportation Security Administration that he was not cleared to board.
Long said the TSA official told him it was a matter of national security and that he should contact the FBI to straighten out the matter.
Long had been on the government's "no-fly" list and was prevented from entering the United States from Qatar for many months.
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Saadiq Long: He came to the U.S. in November to visit his ill mother