Muslim USAF veteran again barred from Okla. flight
BY Associated Press
Saturday, February 23, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Muslim who is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force says he's again been prohibited from boarding a flight in Oklahoma as he tries to return to his home in Qatar after visiting his ailing mother in Oklahoma City.
Saadiq (SAH'-dick) Long attempted to board a Delta Airlines flight Saturday morning at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City but says he was told he is on "the list" that he believes is a no-fly list maintained by the FBI. He says the FBI hasn't told him why he's on the list.
Long says a Transportation Security Administration agent told him that he could not board the plane. The TSA later referred questions to the FBI.
FBI agent Rick Rains said he can't comment on the case.
Saadiq Long: He came to the U.S. in November to visit his ill mother.